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Yeovil Town reveal players offered new contracts . . . and those who will be leaving

By This is Somerset  |  Posted: May 05, 2011

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​Yeovil Town have offered new deals to seven out of contract players and will release Stefan Stam, Sam Williams and Martin Gritton.

The Glovers announced yesterday that the trio would leave the club at the end of the season. Dean Bowditch, Nathan Smith, Adam Virgo, Andy Welsh, Craig Alcock, Alex Russell and Billy Gibson all have deals to consider.
Danny Fitzsimons has been invited back to pre-season training as manager Terry Skiverton aims to take an extended look at the defender. The former club captain said he hoped for a quick conclusion to negotiations.
Skiverton said: “We have given Danny a programme to go away with and he has got some really good attributes.
“The other three, they were decisions that were made and contract offers have gone out. We will be talking about that in the next week, week and a half, trying to see if we can get stuff signed.
“Whether it does happen like that I am not sure, but I am trying to get it done as quick as possible.”
Striker Williams and defender Stam were two of Skiverton’s first permanent signings as manager in the summer of 2009, while forward Gritton joined from non-League Chester earlier this year.
Former Aston Villa youngster Williams scored six times in 77 appearances, while Dutchman Stam has spent the last two months on loan at npower League Two Hereford United.
The Glovers travel to Carlisle United on Saturday for their last game of the season with Skiverton keen to make amends for Tuesday night’s Somerset Premier Cup Final defeat to Weston-super-Mare.
Skiverton said: “It is the chance to end the season on a really good high. I was very upset after the Somerset cup game in the week and I wanted to win that game. We were poor on the night and I do not want that happening twice in a week.
“It has definitely brought us back down to earth with a bump, Weston-super-Mare were fantastic and deserved the win, but for me now I want to make sure it does not end up with a long trip home and no points to speak of.”

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