Yeovil Town have seen their expenditure on Football Agents drop significantly during the past six months. The Glovers spent just £10,500 in payments to agents during July - December 2008 - a drop from £33,945 against the equivalent six month period for 2007.
Comparing across the whole of League One, spending has fallen heavily, but mainly because of Leicester City's figures whilst they were a Championship club. The Foxes paid out £121,700 during the last 12 months, compared to them spending over one million pounds on agents whilst they were a Championship side.
Top spenders in the division are Leeds United who splashed out £346,500 over the period, with the Foxes coming in second. After that, there's a long way back to Southend United (£38,620), Huddersfield Town (£32,500), Bristol Rovers (£32,000), Brighton and Hove Albion (£30,000), Stockport County (£30,000) and Walsall (£29,340).
Ten clubs did not pay for the services of a licensed agent - Cheltenham Town, Crewe Alexandra, Hartlepool United, Hereford United, Millwall, Northampton Town, Peterborough United, Scunthorpe United, Swindon Town and Tranmere Rovers. This is up significantly from three clubs last season.
Yeovil Town committed to 14 new player contracts, with two player contracts being updated. One contract was cancelled, whilst there were six loan contracts taken out over that period.
In terms of loan contracts, Bristol Rovers lead the way with 20 deals conducted during the six month period, with Brighton close behind on 19 contracts. It will come as little surprise to those with an eye on Whaddon Road that Cheltenham Town feature highly with 17 loan deals.
Overall, again Bristol Rovers and Brighton lead the way with 44 contracts registered over the six month period, with Leeds United close behind on 43. By comparison the Glovers have kept the Football League quiet with 23 registrations during that period.
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