Position: Defender

Ollie Haste

The left-sided player has impressed many with his performances last season, firstly for the Yeovil Town U18’s, who he led as captain to National 7-a-side victory for South West Colleges, but also in Men’s football for Barnstaple Town and Yeovil Town, specifically in the Somerset Premier Cup.

In the final National League game of the season, Haste made his professional debut as a late substitute against Altrincham as the Glovers signed off with a victory.

His performances last season also earned him a number of call-ups to the England College side.

In signing his pro-terms, Haste has became the first graduate of our Elite Player Development Programme to sign professional terms with the Club.

Finley Craske

Finley signed on loan from Plymouth Argyle in August 2022.

A highly thought of academy graduate, he made his EFL debut on the final game of the 2020/21 League One season, as a second half substitute against Gillingham.

The 19-year-old, who is comfortable in both the defence and midfield, has starred in multiple games for the Pilgrims this pre-season, including a cameo appearance off the bench against the Glovers.

Last season, our latest addition spent time on loan with Plymouth Parkway, helping them to promotion, reaching the Southern League Premier Division.

Callum Rowe

Comfortable in both midfield and defence, Rowe after spending time training with the Glovers.

A graduate of the Aston Villa academy, Rowe starred for the Villans in the FA Cup against Liverpool. He provided an assist in the fixture, setting up Louis Barry for an unexpected equaliser.

Following his departure from Villa Park, Rowe ventured to the South-West to join Exeter City. He made 8 League Two appearances for the Grecians in their promotion season, also enjoying short term loan spells with Chippenham Town & Bath City along the way.

Morgan Williams

A familiar face to most Glovers fans, Williams enjoyed two short term loan spells with the club from Coventry City.

Making an instant impact in his first spell, Williams kept a clean sheet on his debut against FC Halifax Town after just one training session with the club.

Prior to joining the Glovers on loan first time round, Williams had already made his first team bow for Coventry, lining up in the Checkatrade Trophy against Arsenal and later started in League One against Fleetwood Town.

Max Hunt

Standing at six foot, six inches inches tall, the towering Carlisle United loanee signed on loan in December 2020.

A Derby County academy graduate, Hunt has experience at National League levels, enjoying a stint on loan at Aldershot Town in 2019, making 21 league appearances.

Following his first taste of mens football, the Chesterfield born defender moved northbound to Carlisle in the summer and after already making six appearances in League Two this season, now signs for the short term in Somerset with the look to gain more first team experience.

Chiori Johnson

The 24-year-old has spent the early weeks of pre-season on trial with the Glovers, starting in the friendlies against Taunton Town and Exeter City.

An Arsenal academy graduate, the full back joined the Gunners when he was 8-years-old, and signed a professional deal in 2015. In 2018, he left his boyhood side to join Bolton Wanderers for a season long stay.

Heading back down South, Johnson ventured to Welling in November 2019 and spent one and a half seasons with the National League South side.

His performances for the Wings caught the eye of former Yeovil manager Gary Johnson at Torquay United, who secured his signature at the start of last season.

Josh Staunton

Josh Staunton became Darren Sarll’s first summer signing of the 2020/21 transfer window.

The versatile man has been known to play in both in the defence and in holding midfield roles.

In late 2021, he suffered a season-ending injury which left him needing surgery.

Fighting back, Staunton captured the hearts of Yeovil fans the following campaign, becoming vice-captain and enjoying a run to the FA Cup Third Round.

On the final day of the 21/22 season, Staunton was the interim manager of the club. Leading the team to a 1-0 victory over Altrincham, becoming the youngest manager to ever win a National League game.

Staunton committed his future to the club,  in the summer of 2022, as the first member of the squad to sign a new deal after the arrival of Chris Hargreaves.

Staunton was appointed club captain in July, and leads the team for the 22/23 season.

Jamie Reckord

Proven at National League level, the 30-year-old previously starred for Solihull Moors and Wrexham, before spending the second half of last season at Boreham Wood.

During his time with Solihull Moors, Reckord was part of the squd which finished 2nd in the National League and reached the Second Round of the Emirates FA Cup.

Reckord also boasts experience within the EFL, playing for the likes of Northampton Town, Scunthorpe United, Coventry City, Plymouth Argyle and Swindon Town whilst on loan from Wolverhampton Wanderers. He then joined Oldham on a permanent deal following his departure from Wolves.