Stefan Stam is being made available for a loan transfer, according to Sky Sports. Their website claims that the Dutchman is being told that he can temporarily leave Huish Park in the hunt for more regular football. They name League Two side Chesterfield and Swindon Town as having already enquired about his availability.
The reservation we have in their thinking is that Stam has been listed as being injured for the past two matches at Walsall and Rochdale, although the nature of his injury and its severity has never been mentioned. Certainly he has barely featured this season, having started in just two matches - both of which ended in heavy defeats - the League One matches against Notts County (4-0, away) and Exeter City (1-3, home). Hence the chance to give him regular football would make some sense.
The main problem it would produce would be that it would leave Luke Ayling as the club's only recognised central defensive cover for main pairing Adam Virgo and Paul Huntington, and with Ayling currently covering for Craig Alcock's back injury in the right-back slot, it may leave the Glovers a little thin in that area.
We'll try to confirm or deny this rumour as soon as more information becomes available.
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