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23 November 2012

A round of Yeovil Town in the media.

Cambridge United have announced the signing of Curtis Haynes-Brown on loan from League One outfit Yeovil Town until January 2. The 23-year-old left-back, who can also operate in central defence, has only made one appearance for the Glovers this season, having spent a two-month loan spell at AFC Wimbledon earlier this season. Haynes-Brown didn't have the best of debuts for the Dons, scoring an own-goal in the 5-1 defeat to Bradford before suffering an injury, although he went on to play six times for Neal Ardley's side.

Yeovil Town swelled their ranks ahead of yesterday’s deadline for loan signings by bringing defender Dale Bennett in on loan from npower Championship side Watford. The 22-year-old has agreed a three-month loan deal at Huish Park and fills the void left by Daniel Johnson, who returned to Aston Villa after his loan spell ended this week. Bennett’s arrival means Gary Johnson is again left with six loanees – Bennett, Joe Edwards, Dan Burns, Korey Smith, Gozie Ugwu and Paddy Madden – so one will have to be left out of match-day squads to comply with Football League regulations.

Yeovil Town's ground staff have borrowed specialist equipment from Somerset County Cricket Club in an effort to keep the Huish Park surface in a playable condition for tomorrow's match against Carlisle United. Like the rest of Somerset, Yeovil was hit by further torrential downpours last night, and more rain is forecast overnight and tomorrow morning.

Cambridge United have signed former Lowestoft defender Curtis Haynes-Brown on loan from Yeovil until 2 January. The 23-year-old spent the early part of this season on loan at League Two Wimbledon, making six appearances. He joined the Glovers from Suffolk side Lowestoft in July 2011 and has made three starts for the League One club. "Curtis is a local lad; he lives in Ipswich and was previously a Colchester United youth player," said U's director of football Jez George.

Dale Bennett will add strength and pace to Yeovil Town’s back line as well as be a “destroyer” in midfield according to manager Gary Johnson. The Glovers swooped yesterday to sign the Watford player on loan until January, with the Huish Park outfit confirming he will be in the squad to face Carlisle United tomorrow. With both Jamie McAllister and Dan Burn a booking away from suspension and Byron Webster limping through Tuesday’s success at Crawley Town with a foot injury, Yeovil could have been faced with a defensive headache.

Yeovil Town must learn to “win ugly” if they wish to rub shoulders with npower League One’s top teams, according to defender Byron Webster. The Glovers return to home soil on Saturday when they face Carlisle United, having travelled to play-off contenders Swindon Town and Crawley Town. Visiting the County Ground on the back of five wins from seven divisional outings, Gary Johnson’s men were found wanting and stumbled to a 4-1 defeat. Centre half Webster said it was up to Yeovil to develop a battling streak and grind out results when necessary - similar to their last Huish Park success over Hartlepool United.

Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson has warned the club must to be ready to embrace the success he is striving to achieve on the pitch. The Glovers’ boss admitted his belief in the work ethic of staff members was a key reason for his January return, but said changing the mentality of the Huish Park outfit from plucky fighters to play-off contenders continued to be a work in progress.

Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson will only add further new faces to his squad if injuries or suspensions suddenly deprive him of numbers. The Glovers today signed Watford defender Dale Bennett on loan until January, with the emergency deal window slamming shut at 5pm. After this point and arrivals would have to be players currently out of contract, with Johnson revealing he has a list of possible targets. Former Ipswich winger Jaime Peters is one of those names on the list, as is an unknown Dutchman who has been training at Huish Park.

A former Yeovil Town physio who ran from Huish Park to Swindon Town for charity last week has hailed support from the clubs’ fans. Simon Baker - who worked under Terry Skiverton during his first full season in charge - was one of three Yeovil Town Road Running Club members that ran 80 miles from South Somerset to the County Ground on Saturday.
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Watford defender Dale Bennett has joined League One Yeovil Town on loan until 3 January. The 22-year-old centre-back came through the Hornets' academy and has made 25 appearances for the first team. He has previously had loan spells at Kettering, Bradford and most recently AFC Wimbledon, where he made six appearances this season.

Yeovil have cut short the loan spell of Aston Villa youngster Daniel Johnson. The 20-year-old midfielder still had a week remaining on his month-long loan but manager Gary Johnson opted to send him back to Villa Park. He made five appearances for the League One club, with his final game coming in the 4-1 defeat by Swindon - in which he was substituted after 36 minutes. Meanwhile, Glovers boss Johnson has confirmed former Ipswich player Jaime Peters is training with the squad.

Crawley manager Richie Barker was left wondering how his side had failed to beat Yeovil after their 1-0 defeat tonight. A last minute David Hunt own goal was a sucker-punch for a Crawley side which had dominated for long spells and saw the pick of the game’s chances fall to Nicky Adams and Gary Alexander. It leaves Crawley without a win in their last five, and means they slip to ninth in the League One table. Barker said: “I don’t know how we didn’t win. It’s probably as good a performance as we have had in a while. We created more chances, I thought the players were fantastic, we ran out of luck.”

Crawley Town were stunned by a last minute goal in a 1-0 defeat to Yeovil Town at the Broadfield Stadium tonight. David Hunt headed into his own net in the 90th minute after the Glovers withstood wave after wave of Crawley attack in the second half. The Reds just could not find the vital goal, as Nicky Adams sliced wide from ten yards and Gary Alexander hit the crossbar with the pick of the home side’s chances. Crawley made four changes from the side which drew with Walsall, three of which were enforced as Mark Connolly and the returning Kyle McFadzean replaced suspended duo Claude Davis and Joe Walsh.

Crawley Town substitute David Hunt's last minute own goal gifted Yeovil Town their first victory this season against top six opposition in npower League One. On an evening when a heavy pitch and inconsistent refereeing often had an overbearing impact on proceedings, just one strike was necessary to settle the tie.

Yeovil Town have extended the loan of Fulham's Daniel Burn until January. The 20-year-old defender initially signed in September on a one-month youth loan deal, which has now been extended twice. Burn, who endured an eventful debut for the Glovers, scoring at both ends in a 3-2 defeat by Preston, has so far made 12 appearances for the Huish Park club. 

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