Two former Yeovil Town loan players have today agreed new loan deals that should get them more first team football at Football League clubs. Leyton Orient have taken West Ham United goalkeeper Marek Stech on a month's loan to solve an injury crisis at Brisbane Road. Regular goalkeeper Lee Butcher is out for the season with a ruptured anterior cruciate ligament, whilst former Glovers trialist Jamie Jones has yet to make an appearance this season after undergoing surgery on a shoulder problem in the summer.
Stech will remain at Brisbane Road until March 24th as part of his one month deal, and so we won't know at this stage whether he will still be on loan at the point when Yeovil Town travel to East London, with that match not due to take place until April 21st. Stech made five appearances for the Glovers this season before being recalled by the Hammers at the end of his one month deal.
Meanwhile Tottenham Hotspur winger Andros Townsend has switched Championship clubs, leaving Leeds United and joining Birmingham City on loan. The 20 year old was due to stay at Elland Road for half a season, having signed for them on New Year's Day. However, the Yorkshire side have just taken on Neil Warnock as their new manager and he claimed Townsend's agent told him that he was unhappy and wanted to leave after seven appearances, despite scoring his first Leeds goal last weekend against Doncaster Rovers:
"I've lost Townsend. His agent told me he didn't like here, he wasn't happy, and he hadn't settled. I'm disappointed because we've lost a player, but I don't want people who don't want to be here so good riddance I say if that's what he wants to do."
Townsend has been slightly more diplomatic in his views on the switch to St Andrews, merely thanking Leeds for his time in Yorkshire:
"I had a very tough decision to make and I made a decision that I think will be best for my career but only time will tell. But I want to thank the club and fans for the support they gave me during my time at Leeds and wish them all the best in the future!"
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