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4 July 2016 : Ben Tozer Leaves Yeovil Town
Defender/midfielder Ben Tozer has left Yeovil Town. The 26 year old, who was recruited from Northampton Town last summer, has signed a one year contract with fellow League Two side Newport County. He had been offered a deal by the club for next season, but it appeared to be left on the table, subject to a medical being taken by the player. There's been no definitive outcome to that medical, despite the players resuming first team training, and he has now chosen to look elsewhere and sign for the South Wales club, who also number Jack Compton among their ranks.

Ben had been recruited as a right-back by the club, but instead operated in a variety of central midfield roles. The first half of his 2015-16 season was disrupted by a knee injury that required an operation, meaning that we didn't see him until November 8th. From that point onwards he became a regular part of the club's starting line-up, ultimately making 32 appearances, and scoring one goal, until the wear-and-tear on that knee forced him to drop out of the squad once the club's safety in League Two was guaranteed, as he headed under the knife once again. Upon signing for Newport he has implied the decision to do so came very late in the day:

"It has been a bit of a whirlwind with the deal being sorted out so quickly, but I'm delighted to get the deal done and over the line. I have been over the training ground this afternoon and met some of the lads. Speaking to Warren it is clear that he has impressive plans for the squad and it is something that I'm looking forward to being a part of. I'd just like to wish everyone at Yeovil all the very best. Last season was a rollercoaster to say the least. The club is in good hands.."

Link: Ben Tozer : Yeovil Town Statistics.

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