Yeovil manager Gary Johnson has moved to freshen up the Yeovil Town squad as the club moves forward on two fronts (we'll ignore the mighty SPC for the moment), chasing a place in the Nationwide League and a second consecutive F.A. Trophy.
Kevin Gall should sign from Bristol Rovers tomorrow, and go straight into a match against Dorchester the same evening. Gall has played up front and in midfield for The Gas, and is also a Wales Under-21 International. He scored the only goal in Welsh win over Azerbaijan in November, and has been named in the next squad. At Huish Park on trial last week Gall scored a hat-trick against Torquay, and it may have been this that caused a delay in the transfer negotiations with Rovers, as they assessed whether they should release him. He is expected to sign up until the end of the season.
The second player expected to join the club tomorrow is Jason Blunt. It has been an open secret that Blunt has been one of the players Johnson has been looking at hard. However with Doncaster also interested, and rather more on Scarborough's doorstep than Somerset, supporters had rather ignored his name in the endless gossip all fans indulge in about possible signings for their club. Blunt's origins are in Cornwall, but his football career has been in the North, with time on the books at Leeds United, Raith Rovers (loan) and Blackpool. Blunt is a hard tackling midfielder who arrives on a month's loan, with the possibility of both sides looking at a more permanent deal.
Gary said: I am very pleased to have signed Kevin. He is a quick striker who will add extra strength to our squad. Neither player is Cup tied for the Trophy and both have got terrific pedigrees.
Yeovil centre-back Tom White goes out on loan to Woking. After a long injury lay-off Tom is lacking match fitness and finding it difficult to get back into contention in a Yeovil side undefeated in 2003.
Midfielder/forward Dave Lee, also with Bristol Rovers connections having had a loan spell there earlier in the season, is with the club on trial this week, and Gary will be having a look at him in action on Tuesday night.
Finally interest in ex-Ipswich Steve Burton, on trial last week, is not being pursued by the club. He has moved on, and reports suggest may have taken up a short-term deal with Doncaster Rovers.
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