Further to our earlier reports, Yeovil Town have completed the signing of Northampton Town defender Byron Webster. The 25 year old's had his contract terminated by the Cobblers earlier this afternoon, which tended to cement rumours that he was about to sign for the Glovers. Glovers boss Gary Johnson brought him to Sixfields and Byron was a regular at the start of the 2011-12 season.
With Johnson already wanting to being in a centre-back to replace Paul Huntington, the Leeds-born 6'3" player fits the bill in stature. He started his career with York City before having a varied career that took in Harrogate Town, Whitby Town and Czech club FK Baník Most.
In 2009 he returned to England and signed for Doncaster Rovers, during which time he had a brief loan spell with Hereford United. During this time he was a team-mate of Glovers striker James Hayter although struggled to hold down a place in the Championship side, making just three starts across just under two seasons, with eleven further appearances for Donny from the bench.
He moved to Northampton in March 2011, initially on a loan basis, before signing permanently for the Cobblers that summer. He started off as a first team regular for the Cobblers, but in September 2011, he broke a metatarsal and did not reappear again until January 2012, by which time Johnson had left the building and was on his way to Yeovil. Overall he made 16 appearances last season, to add to the eight he had made during his earlier Cobblers loan spell.
He is also listed as a midfielder on Wikipedia although it would appear that this mainly relates to his earlier career.
Byron joins Yeovil Town on a two year contract, and thus will be with the club until the summer of 2014.
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