Yeovil Town manager Terry Skiverton has confirmed our earlier news and Saturday's news concerning two Tottenham Hotspur players. Striker Ryan Mason and defender Steven Caulker are to join the club on loan with deals expected to be finalised today.
BBC Somerset have confirmed the deals as taking place and Skiverton told the radio station that both players had already been looked at in training last season:
"Harry Redknapp has been kind enough to lend us two new starlets that they have big hopes for in the future. Ryan has got a phenomenal strike rate and has been on the radar. He and Steven came down and trained with us last year with a view to taking them this year, so we've kept the relationship going with Tottenham and are pleased to have them on board."
Skivo has also confirmed that former Hartlepool United keeper Arran Lee-Barrett is joining the club on trial along with former Manchester City goalkeeper Richard Martin. Speaking to the BBC he explained:
"Richard Martin has just been released by Manchester City and Arran Lee-Barrett has just left Hartlepool. We'll give them a chance to stake a claim."
Arran Lee-Barrett was born on February 28th 1984 in Ipswich and is a 6 foot 2 inch tall keeper. He started off in Ipswich Town's academy before moving across to East Anglian rivals Norwich City. However, he never gained a professional contract with either side, and after a brief spell with Chelmsford city, he signed for Cardiff City where he made one appearance.
Between 2005 and 2007 he was on the books of non-leaguers Weymouth before moving to Coventry City as emergency cover. He then moved to Hartlepool United in 2007 and was their regular goalkeeper but has struggled to hold down a place in the past season and was released from Victoria Park in May.
Richard Martin is a 21 year old keeper who also stands at 6 foot 2 inches. He was born in Chelmsford on September 1st 1987. He started his career going through the Youth ranks at Brighton and Hove Albion and having loan spells with Kingstonian, Dorchester Town and Folkestone Invicta. He signed for Manchester City in the summer of 2007, and also had a loan spell with Burton Albion in April 2009 as emergency cover, but did not make any competitive appearances for either club.
They all join the four other players mentioned in today's earlier news with strikers Dean Bowditch, Hamdi Razak, Sam Williams and defender Niall McArdle all heading to North Devon today.
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