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9 December 2005 : Thommo Signs Up Goalkeeping Cover
Glovers boss Steve Thompson has made use of the rules concerning emergency goalkeeper loans to act as cover for Saturday's trip to Rotherham United.

Former Benfica goalkeeper Francisco Ramos has been called upon to be on the bench for the trip to Yorkshire, after both Chris Weale and Danny Barker were ruled out of contention, leaving Yeovil with only Steve Collis available for Saturday's match. Wealey is serving a one match suspension for a red card at Brentford on Tuesday night, whilst Youth Team goalkeeper Danny Barker has not played for a month due to a hand injury.

Ramos is no stranger to Huish Park, having once trialled with the Glovers during the 2004/05 season. He arrived in England during September 2004 and because the then boss Gary Johnson was trialling another former Benfica player through the same agent, Gary agreed to take the goalkeeper on trial for two weeks, during which time Ramos played for Sherborne Town. He spent roughly two weeks training at Huish Park and so is well known to the playing squad.

Upon completion of the trial, Gary then fixed up the goalkeeper with Conference South minnows Weymouth, and since then the keeper has had a spell with Clevedon Town, where he will of course have met the other half of the Glovers management team Kevin Hodges. The 22 year old has also turned out for Forest Green Rovers and Weston-Super-Mare.

It seems likely that Thommo only plans to use the goalkeeper for the single match, although should the January transfer window result in either Collis or Weale being snapped up, then doubtless the Yeovil boss would want to keep a few irons in the fire.

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