Glovers manager Gary Johnson has given the latest on the proposals to loan out the versatile Andy Lindegaard in an attempt to boost his match fitness. The Yeovil-born player is capable of playing as a right-winger, central midfielder or striker and on Wednesday night reverted to the right-back position he used to adopt as a youngster. The Glovers have circulated his name to Nationwide Conference clubs to see if any of them would be interested in taking him on a one-month loan.
Johnson admitted he had received some interest explaining: "We have had some responses but not the ones we want at the moment. In the meantime Lindy can get games in our reserves but we had a chat with him and just feel it would be nice if he could get some regular first-team football somewhere in the Conference. It would move him up another level before he came back here."
Gary made it clear to the Western Gazette that a permanent move to another club was not on the agenda adding: "We do not want to lose him or move him on so it will not be a loan with a view to buy. But we want to get him some first-team games after coming back from his injury."
The Gazette claim that Lindegaard is on his way to the Wessex Stadium, where Weymouth currently top the Dr Martens League. Gary admits he has given the non-league minnows an option on the player: "Weymouth is a possibility but they were going to come back to me and they have not as yet. Firstly we were looking at Nationwide Conference clubs but Weymouth would be an ideal choice because it would mean that we would be able to go down and watch him. It would be nice if that happened and I have given Steve Claridge the opportunity but he has not come back to me."
Claridge, however, seems a little luke-warm on the subject explaining: "I had virtually a full-strength squad but then all of a sudden we got a lot of injuries so I am not lucky in that way. Bringing in Andy Lindegaard on loan is a possibility but I am not sure what is happening as regards to our and his position. If Gary says Andy is a good player than I will have no problems in taking him for a month but I will have to take a look at the loan system and the people I have already got. It is not just a case of giving him a couple of games for a month because we are looking at a bigger picture. Saying that, we are not looking actively for someone at this stage."
One winger who won't be coming back to Huish Park is Alex Rhodes, who Johnson took on trial on two occasions in the past month. However, Gary decided not to proceed with an offer for the player and he has now signed for Second Division Brentford. The fee is undisclosed, although rumours pitch the wingers fee at about 20,000 pounds, plus add-ons.
Much more likely is that the arrival of on-loan Halifax Town winger Lee Elam would become permanent. Gary told the Yeovil Express that he did not see Elam's inability to play against Colchester United and Wrexham due to being cup-tied to be a problem: "It has given us time to work on Lee's fitness and he has responded well. He looks like he wants to stay around here."
Four Yeovil Town players have been recognised by selection for the latest Nationwide Division Three Team of the Week. They are Kevin Gall, Terry Skiverton, Darren Way and Gavin Williams. Congratulations to all.
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