Category: Signings

SIGNING | Malachi Linton boosts Glovers’ strike force

Yeovil Town are delighted to announce the signing of Malachi Linton on a two-year-deal following his departure from Wycombe Wanderers.

The 21-year-old joins off the back of a successful loan spell with King’s Lynn Town, where he struck eight goals in 20 National League starts.

Originally hailing from Ipswich, the forward began his career in the Tractor Boys’ academy, before departing for Crewe Alexandra to play for their U18’s side.

He then spent time with Lowestoft Town, scoring 13 goals in a short spell which caught the eye of Wycombe Wanderers.

A short loan spell with fellow Berkshire side Slough Town followed in the 2020/21 season before venturing to the Linnets for his successful temporary spell in the National League.

Commenting after signing his contract, Malachi said; “I’m excited. Yeovil is a big club with a good core of players and staff. I’m looking forward to coming in and adding to that.

“The manager has been a big pulling factor. We’ve had some good conversations. We share similar traits, but the main one being ambition. I’ve played here before, I’ve seen what it’s like, I simply couldn’t refuse.

“I can’t wait to meet up with the boys and get on the pitch.”

Manager Chris Hargreaves added; “Malachi is a player all of the coaching staff have seen. His goal record for games played at his age in this league is very good.

He’s a player with an excellent attitude and is someone who is hungry to succeed. He arrives with a strong recommendation from Wycombe manager Gareth Ainsworth. I think he will be an excellent addition to the squad, and I look forward to working with him.”

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TRANSFER | Ollie Hulbert begins Chris Hargreaves’ transfer business

Yeovil Town are delighted to announce the signing of Ollie Hulbert on a free transfer.

After departing Bristol Rovers at the end of last season, Hulbert signs a one-year deal with an option of an extra year and will work with his former Rovers coach, Chris Hargreaves at Yeovil Town.

A versatile forward, the 19-year-old played up front and on the wing last season, during his loan spells at Gloucester City and Hereford. Throughout his time in the National League North, Hulbert struck nine goals in 32 games.

The season prior, Hulbert enjoyed a loan spell in the Cymru Premier with Cardiff Metropolitan University, where he scored 14 goals in 23 games.

Commenting after his arrival was confirmed, Hulbert said; “I’m absolutely buzzing. It’s a move that’s been in the works for a little while, now that it’s all signed, I just can’t wait to start!”

Manager Hargreaves added; “Ollie is a young player with potential who is now ready to kick on. He will be a welcome addition to our squad.

“I know him well from our time at Rovers and look forward to working with him again.”

Welcome to Somerset, Ollie.

TRANSFER | Ted Cann returns to West Bromwich Albion

Yeovil Town can confirm that Ted Cann has returned to West Bromwich Albion following the conclusion of his loan deal.

The 21-year-old enjoyed an unbeaten spell between the sticks, keeping one clean sheet in his four games in Somerset.

All at Yeovil Town would like to thank Ted for his dedication and effort during his short-term stay in Somerset. We wish him all the best for the future.

TRANSFER | Ben Barclay’s loan move extended

Ben Barclay’s loan move from Stockport County has been extended until the end of the season.

The central defender has been a mainstay in the Glovers’ defence since his arrival in Somerset, making 12 National League appearances, scoring once against Dover.

We would like to thank Stockport County for their cooperation in this deal.

Great to have you with us, Ben.

TRANSFER | Josh Neufville returns for loan spell

Yeovil Town are delighted to announce the loan return of Josh Neufville until the end of the season.

Neufville is already a popular figure around Huish Park following a successful loan spell in 20/21 where the midfielder netted five goals in 30 National League appearances.

However, the Luton Town youngster saw his loan spell with the Glovers end prematurely after suffering a ankle break against Altrincham in May 2021. After spending much of this season recovering, Josh returned to training with Luton earlier this year, making the substitutes bench for the Hatters’ FA Cup tie with Cambridge.

Since his return, Neufville has played three games in development football and now returns to the men’s game, hungry to pick up where he left off last time out.

The 20-year-old will wear the no.30 shirt during his second spell with the club and goes straight into the squad for tomorrow’s trip to Dover.

Welcome back to Somerset, Josh.

TRANSFER | Ted Cann returns for short-term loan spell

Yeovil Town are delighted to announce the loan signing of Ted Cann on loan from West Bromwich Albion on a short-term deal.

This will be Cann’s second spell on loan with the Glovers, having spent a month in Somerset during January 2020. The shotstopper made two league starts and one FA Trophy start in his first short-term stay.

Since his last spell at Huish Park, Cann has spent time on loan at AFC Telford United where he made four appearances in the National League North.

Whilst at West Bromwich Albion, the 21-year-old has been a mainstay in the Baggies’ Premier League 2 side.

During his second spell at Huish Park, Cann will wear the no.18 shirt and will be available for selection against Dover.

Welcome back to Somerset, Ted!

TRANSFER | Ben Barclay’s loan extended

Yeovil Town can confirm that Ben Barclay’s loan deal from Stockport County has been extended for a further month.

The central defender has started every game of his initial loan spell, keeping three clean sheets in the process.

Following Tuesday’s draw with Maidenhead, Sarll confirmed his intention for Barclay to stay at Huish Park, “Ben wants to stay, he’s been fantastic for us, we’ve conceded just three goals in his six games.

“He’s a very good player, and when we first got him, it was nice to sign a lad who knew his job and we weren’t starting from scratch.

“He’s part of strong core, with the goalkeeper, the back four and Josh (Staunton), and he’s made a huge impression on us.”

Great to have you with us, Ben!

TRANSFER | Olomola returns for a loan spell

Yeovil Town are delighted to announce the loan signing of Olufela Olomola from Hartlepool United until the end of the season.

‘Fela’ is a well-known face to Yeovil Town supporters, enjoying two loan spells at the club during the 17/18 and 18/19 seasons.

Since last spell at Yeovil, Olomola has had a successful loan spell at Carlisle United from Scunthorpe, where he struck five goals in League Two.

At the start of this season, he signed for National League promotion finalist winners Hartlepool on a permanent basis and has made nine appearances in League Two this season.

Speaking after his signature was confirmed, he said; “I’m happy. I’m delighted the deals been done and I can’t wait to get going.

“Darren Sarll was very enthusiastic about getting me down here. I want to make an impact on the team, help climb up the table and get some wins.”

The forward will wear the no.10 shirt during his time at the club, and goes straight into the match day squad for tomorrow’s game against Eastleigh.

TRANSFER | Lawson D’Ath returns to the playing squad

Yeovil Town are delighted to announce the return of Lawson D’Ath who has signed a contract following a period of rehabilitation at the club.

Lawson, who originally joined the club in 2019, made 44 apps across two seasons, before an injury suffered on the final day of the season forced him to need surgery.

The midfielder remained in Somerset to recover from the injury and during that time became a regular co-commentator on BBC Somerset, building a reputation for his passion on the microphone. 

On the pitch, Lawson has returned to training in recent weeks and is now ready to make his mark on the pitch once again.

Throughout his injury recovery, manager Darren Sarll made no secret of his desire to secure Lawson’s signature. Commenting after his signature was confirmed, Sarll said, “Of all the players we could have signed this year Lawson was the one I wanted the most. 

“He has been with the club since my appointment, and he has seen the very best and worst during his time. He has remained loyal when he could have drifted away, and nothing pleases me more than to have back involved with the squad. 

“There is no one I trust more. A wonderful player but an even better person. He will lift us from now until the end of the season.”

Speaking to ytfc.net, Lawson said, “I’m absolutely buzzing to be back involved and available again for this club, but also for the gaffer who I have huge respect for. I can’t wait to play for him again, a manager that will go right to the top! 

“It’s been a long tough nine months and I’m so lucky to have great people in my life who’ve allowed me to keep the dream going. So, a massive thank you to my family, gaffer, Terry, Craig, Scott, Adam, Martin, Simon, and my teammates past and present. 

“The hard work starts now though. We will give it everything until the end of the season. With your support, who knows what can happen?”

It’s great to have you back, Laws!

TRANSFER | Ben Barclay signs on loan

Yeovil Town are delighted to announce the signing of Ben Barclay on a one-month loan deal from Stockport County, subject to clearance.

Defender Barclay signs as Yeovil have reduced numbers at the back, offering a significant boost to the rear-guard.

Speaking to ytfc.net, our latest addition said; “It’s all happened relatively quickly, I spoke to the manager a few days ago, he showed interest and I was open to coming out on loan and playing some football. I got here yesterday and I’m ready to go today.

“I’ve seen that the club has done well during the start of the season, obviously there’s been a little bit of a blip recently, but I want us to get back on track and climb back up the table.”

The 25-year-old started his career in Manchester City’s academy but ventured south in 2013, signing for Brighton & Hove Albion. 

Barclay did not make senior app for the Seagulls but did spent time on loan at Notts County during the 18/19 season.

In 2019, Barclay was then snapped up by League One side Accrington Stanley, where he made 36 apps in a two-season spell at the Wham Stadium.

Following his release from Stanley, Barclay signed for Stockport and has made 12 apps in all competitions so far this season. 

Welcome to Somerset, Ben.

TRANSFER | Lo-Everton loan extended

Yeovil Town are delighted to confirm that Sonny Blu Lo-Everton will remain on loan until the end of the season.

The attacking midfielder, who signed on loan from Watford in August 2021, has played 19 times in National League action, finding the back of the net against Wrexham in November.

In cup competitions, Lo-Everton has struck three times, once in the FA Cup against Yate Town alongside goals in both Town’s Somerset Premier Cup fixtures.

Commenting after his signature was secured, the 20-year-old said, “I’m very pleased to have signed for the rest of the season, I feel there is more to my game to come, and I’m privileged to be able to have more of an opportunity to showcase it in-front of our fans.

I’ve really enjoyed my time at Yeovil so far, the boys and the gaffer (Darren Sarll) have been great to work with and it’s exciting as there is still so much more we can bring as a team.

“I’m hoping to achieve more wins, we thrive off momentum, so if we take every game as it comes, we can succeed together as a team.”

Welcome back, Sonny!

TRANSFER | Jack Robinson loan extended until the end of the season

Yeovil Town are delighted to confirm the extension of Jack Robinson’s loan deal until the end of the season.

The Middlesbrough has played 13 times for the Glovers this season, and netted his first professional goal in Yeovil colours, scoring the opener against Yate Town.

A versatile defender, Robinson has played both at left-back and central defence for Yeovil this campaign with a stand-out performance coming at Solihull Moors where the 20-year-old stepped into the centre of defence following Max Hunt’s sending off and produced an excellent defensive display.

Keep up the good work, Robbo!

TRANSFER | Dillon Barnes signs on a short-term loan

Yeovil Town are delighted to announce the signing of Dillon Barnes on a short-term loan deal from Queens Park Rangers.

The 25-year-old signs as the club have depleted numbers in the goalkeeper position, due to Grant Smith’s two-match suspension.

Arriving with Football League experience, Barnes has made 25 apps within the EFL in both League One & Two for Burton Albion and Colchester United. Last season, he spent a short spell in the Scottish Premiership with Hibernian, where made eight appearances in all competitions.

Earlier this year, Barnes made his full international debut for Jamaica, starting in a narrow 1-0 defeat to Costa Rica in the CONCACAF Gold Cup.

Yet to play this season, Barnes will be hoping to hit the ground running, with the loanee available for the match-day squad against Torquay United tomorrow afternoon.

Welcome to Somerset, Dillon.

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SIGNING | Headley heads to Somerset on a short-term loan

Yeovil Town are delighted to announce the signing of Jaheim Headley on a short-term loan.

Signing from Huddersfield, this will be the 20-year-old’s first loan spell since the 19/20 season, where he spent a spell at Hyde United along with Bradford Park Avenue.

Headley is a versatile player, more comfortable on the left-side, having played in both midfield and defensive roles.

The youngster played for Huddersfield B on Monday evening in a 3-1 victory over Birmingham City in the Premier League Cup, and will be available for Yeovil Town’s FA Trophy clash this afternoon.

Welcome to Somerset, Jaheim.

TRANSFER | Moss loan extended until January

Yeovil Town can confirm that Dan Moss’ loan deal from Millwall has been extended until January 24th 2022.

The young defender has been a mainstay in the Yeovil Town defence so far this season, involved in every game and starting on 13 occasions.

After making the right-back position his own, the Millwall loanee has been a key component in a Yeovil Town side which boasts the third best defence in the National League.

In agreement with Millwall, Moss is able to play for the club in FA Cup action, and will be available for Saturday’s trip to Yate.

Great to have you back, Dan!

TRANSFER | Dion Pereira signs on a short-term loan deal

Yeovil Town are delighted to confirm that Dion Pereira has joined on a short-term loan deal from Luton Town.

The 22-year-old winger signs to boost Darren Sarll’s attacking options. Pereira is a familiar face to Sarll, having briefly worked together whilst at Watford.

A tricky wide-man by trade, Pereira has had a unique journey in the game so far. The Watford native spent his formative years in football within the Hornets’ academy, progressing to the first team and playing twice in the Premier League.

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In 2019, at just 19-years-old, Pereira ventured stateside to sign for Atlanta United in Major League Soccer. He made 21 appearances in all competitions as the Five Stripes won the US Open Cup.

Pereira spent just one year in Atlanta before returning to home pastures to join Nathan Jones’ Luton Town. During 2020/21 the winger became a key figure in the Hatters U23’s side and made one Championship appearance against Queens Park Rangers.

Now stepping into the mens game for an extended period, Pereira will be looking to follow the success of Josh Neufville, who enjoyed a terrific loan spell from Luton last season.

Welcome to Somerset, Dion.

TRANSFER | Exeter City duo sign on loan

Yeovil Town are delighted to confirm the loan signing of Ben Seymour and Jordan Dyer on one-month loan deals.

Seymour is an exciting forward who became the first player to be handed the Exeter City no.9 shirt since it was reintroduced in the memory of former Yeovil & Exeter player Adam Stansfield.

The 22-year-old has previously enjoyed a number of prolific loan spells within the non-league circuit, most notably with Bideford and Dorchester where he scored a combined 35 goals in 59 games.

21-year-old Dyer has also spent time out on loan within the non-league pyramid, firstly a short spell with Bideford, which was then followed by a two-season stay at Tiverton Town where he made 41 appearances before the curtailment of the 2019/20 season. In December 2019, he made his Exeter first team debut in a 0-0 draw with Oxford United.

Able to operate in a number of positions across the backline and midfield, Dyer will offer versatility to the Yeovil Town defensive ranks.

The two loanees from St.James Park were involved in Tuesday’s friendly draw with Newport County and will be hoping to be involved in competitive action for Town next week against Maidenhead United. Tickets for that fixture can be purchased from HERE.

Welcome to Yeovil Town, lads!

TRANSFER | Versatile Rose signs for Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town are delighted to confirm the signing of midfielder Mitch Rose.

The versatile Rose has mainly enjoyed spells as a holding midfielder throughout his career, but has also spent time playing at the centre of defence and full-back.

Coming through the ranks at Rotherham United in 2010, this was where Rose first met current Town boss Darren Sarll, who helped our latest addition progress as a scholar.

Our new no.16 has experience in the Football League, having later plied his trade for Mansfield Town, Newport County, Grimsby Town.

A penalty specialist, Rose scored from the spot in April 2018 to confirm Grimsby’s EFL survival against Chesterfield.

More recently, Rose spent two seasons with Notts County, where he helped the Magpies to the National League Promotion Final in the 19/20 season.

The 27-year-old now ventures to Somerset in the hope of going one better with Yeovil Town.

Speaking to ytfc.net after signing, Rose said; “It seems so surreal to me! When I spoke to Darren Sarll earlier in the week, it was seeming like it wasn’t going to happen yet.

“I got the text on Wednesday that he wanted me in to train tomorrow, I don’t think I’ve had time to process it all.

“I can’t wait to get that feeling back again, the nervous energy of preparing for a game, being amongst the lads as a group and hopefully getting three points.”

Welcome to Huish Park, Mitch!

CLUB NEWS | Yeovil Town sign defensive duo on loan from the Championship

Yeovil Town are delighted to announce the loan signings of Jack Robinson from Middlesbrough and Dan Moss from Millwall.  

Joining to bolster Yeovil Town’s defensive options, Robinson has already had a taste of first team football this season, starting for Boro against Blackpool in the first round of the Carabao Cup and signs until January 10th.

A versatile defender, Robinson can play both left back, and left-sided centre half, providing much needed competition to the defensive ranks but will be unavailable for this afternoon’s clash with King’s Lynn due to minor injury.  

Jack Robinson of Yeovil Town during the Yeovil Town Photocall at Huish Park on 26 Aug 2021 in Yeovil, England (Photo by Tom Sandberg/PPAUK)

Moss, who signs until November 3rd is also a defender of a versatile mould. Mainly operating on the right side of the defence, the Millwall youngster has also found himself dispatched in the midfield and central defence.  

Already well travelled, Moss began his career in the youth ranks at Burnley, before venturing to Southeast London to ply his trade for the Lions. Dan will be available for this afternoon’s game, and you can still purchase tickets for our National League opener by visiting the Huish Park ticket office.  

Welcome to Somerset, lads! 

SIGNING | Adi Yussuf bolsters goalscoring ranks

Yeovil Town are delighted to announce the signing of Adi Yussuf on a free transfer following his release from Blackpool. 

An experienced forward, Yussuf has enjoyed spells in the Football League and possesses a prolific record at National League level, especially with Solihull Moors where he netted 26 goals across two seasons with the club.

Last season, whilst contracted to Blackpool, the 29-year-old spent the season on loan in the National League with both Wrexham & Chesterfield, finding the back of the net on eight occasions.

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A full international, Yussuf has represented his native Tanzania on two occasions, making his debut in 2019 against Zimbabwe in Cairo, Egypt.

Despite being primarily a no.9, Yussuf has many strings to his bow, and can operate across a forward line on either flank.

Speaking to ytfc.net after signing, Yussuf said; “I’m really excited, I can’t wait to play in front of all the fans.  

“We’ve got a good squad here that should be competing so I’m looking forward to it,” added the front man.  

“The gaffer (Darren Sarll) was in contact a few weeks ago and we’ve spoken throughout the summer, he was really good to me and now I’m finally here!” 

 When asked about how he would describe himself as a player, Yussuf said; “I like to score goals, put myself about and work hard.  

“Just doing what I need to do for the team.”  

Welcome to Somerset, Adi!  

CLUB NEWS | Sonny Blu Lo-Everton’s history with Darren Sarll

Despite being just 18-years-old, Sonny Blu Lo-Everton and Yeovil Town manager Darren Sarll have a long-standing relationship in football.

Prior to taking the reins at Huish Park, the boss was academy manager at Premier League side, Watford.

Whilst heading up the academy at Vicarage Road, Sarll first encountered our latest addition on his first day at the club, whilst the then 15-year-old was on work experience.
Speaking to Adam Leventhal from the Athletic in 2019, Sarll reminisced on his first encounter with Lo-Everton; “This kid walked in with a four-barrelled name.

“I remember after the third run of six I said to him ‘Come out, you’ve done enough, that’s enough for you.

 “He refused. He said ‘No, no, no I want to do what they’re doing.’”

Despite not even kicking a ball in front of Sarll, the boss took a liking to Lo-Everton almost instantly.

“Straight away he endeared himself to me, because at 15 he gave a grown-up answer — a big boy answer.”

“He had his trainers on, and I hadn’t seen him kick a ball, but you get a scent of anticipation when you get a young player like that who reacts so maturely, so I was looking forward to seeing this lad with the ball at his feet.”

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As the youngster developed, Lo-Everton became a key component in the Watford youth sides, most notably for the Watford U18’s who enjoyed a heroic run in the FA Youth Cup, with both Sarll and Lo-Everton heavily involved.

Still only 18, the Watford youngster now links up with Sarll again to continue his development into the men’s game.

“We’ve got a good bunch of lads here, and with the Gaffers’ sessions, it’s been enjoyable!”, said Blu-Everton after his loan deal was confirmed.

“I think he (Sarll), brings the best out of me, he’s great to work under.

“Where’d I’d played against Yeovil for Wealdstone, the club have said they like me, and need a player like that.

“From there he (Sarll) was straight on the phone to my agent!”

Lo-Everton will be looking to make his first competitive start for Town in two weeks’ time as King’s Lynn Town visit Huish Park, for tickets click HERE.

TRANSFER | Sonny Blu Lo-Everton joins on loan

Yeovil Town are delighted to announce the signing of Sonny Blu Lo-Everton on loan from Watford until 15th January.

Already possessing National League experience with Wealdstone, the exciting attacker can play across the all the forward positions.

Last season with the Stones, Sonny made four appearances in the National League, scoring twice.

A familiar face to Darren Sarll, the youngster spent time with the boss as a 16-year-old, whilst he was academy manager at Watford F.C.

Just over two years on, Sarll & Sonny link-up once again, but this time in Somerset.

Speaking to ytfc.net after signing, our latest addition said; “It feels great. We’ve got a good bunch of lads here, and with the Gaffers’ sessions, it’s been enjoyable!

“I think he (Sarll), brings the best out of me, he’s great to work under.

“I can’t wait to play under the fans at Huish Park, it will be unreal!”

During his time at the Vale, the 18-year-old caught the eye playing against Town, coming on as a substitute and providing a creative spark, a performance which became the catalyst for his loan move to Huish Park; “Where’d I’d played against Yeovil for Wealdstone, the club have said they like me, and need a player like that.

“From there he was straight on the phone to my agent!”

Welcome to Somerset, Sonny!