If our understanding is correct, yesterday's postponement of the League One match against Peterborough United means a rather quiet exit for one of our loan players. Midfield playmaker Gavin Williams was due to return to parent club Bristol City on December 10th, but tomorrow's call-off combined with City's unwillingness to allow him to play in the FA Cup means that Gavin's time at Huish Park is effectively over - even though he will stay on the club's wage bill for another week.
Gavin's final month with the Glovers was somewhat disrupted, with just one full appearance and one substitute appearance since November 2nd. The FA Cup First Round, and a suspension for reaching five yellow cards have meant that games have been hard to come by for him during November and early December.
Overall, he made 12 appearances for the Glovers during his third spell with the club, scoring one goal in the 3-3 draw against Swindon Town. A persistent niggling ankle injury perhaps stopped us seeing the best of him during his three months back in Somerset, but his career tally with the Glovers rises now to 130 appearances and 27 goals.
The end of Gavin's loan spell will see him return to Ashton Gate until the New Year. However, City's decision to not allow him to become cup-tied in the FA Cup strongly suggests they plan to put him back on loan in the January transfer window, or to potentially sell him before his contract runs out. Needless to say, the Glovers are not expected to be in the running, given that his three month loan wages had to be subsidised by supporters. Good luck to him though, and let's hope this isn't the last time that Super Gav will don a Yeovil Town shirt.
Link: Gavin Williams : Yeovil Town Statistics.
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