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Yeovil could be interested in young Poole defender Spetch

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: January 15, 2014

By CHRIS SWEET

Potential Yeovil Town target Will Spetch, left, in action for Poole Town against Yate Town in 2011  PICTURE: ARTUR LESNIAK

Potential Yeovil Town target Will Spetch, left, in action for Poole Town against Yate Town in 2011 PICTURE: ARTUR LESNIAK

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Yeovil Town are understood to be monitoring the progress of Poole Town defender and former Huddersfield target Will Spetch.

The Dolphins prospect has already caught the eye of a host of Football League outfits, with the Glovers believed to have joined a list that also boasts Saturday's Championship rivals Birmingham.

Twenty-two-year-old centre- half Spetch had trials before Christmas at AFC Wimbledon, Stevenage and Portsmouth, as well as featuring in a friendly for AFC Bournemouth against Queens Park Rangers. He is understood to be at Port Vale this week.

A product of the Dorset club's youth system, Spetch also has experience of playing at left-back for Southern League Premier Division side Poole.

Switching to Huish Park would represent a leap of five divisions for Spetch – one more than completed by Kieffer Moore when he moved from Dorchester in the summer.

Despite the jump, ambitious Spetch said at the start of the month that he was ready for the challenge.

"The money opens up at each club in January, which could be key," he said.

"It is quite vital something happens while I am confident and playing well.

"It has been a very slow process, but the good thing is that these teams are still interested and watching me.

"As a young boy it was always my dream to play professionally and I would take any opportunity that came."

Meanwhile, the Glovers have missed out on one of their transfer targets after Bournemouth striker Wes Thomas signed for ambitious League One side Rotherham.

The 26-year-old signed for an undisclosed fee, but penned just a five-month contract with the Millers negotiating a longer deal with Thomas.

One player who will not be returning to Huish Park is on-loan striker Reuben Reid, who is in a rich vein of form for League Two side Plymouth.

There is no recall clause in Reid's contract and with him out of contract in the summer, it is highly unlikely that he will play for the Glovers again.

Reid has scored 13 goals in 32 appearances for the Pilgrims, who he also spent time on loan with last season.

Defender Dan Seaborne has completed his switch from Yeovil to Coventry after the Football League lifted the transfer embargo in the Sky Blues.

He signed an 18-month deal with the Sky Bet League One outfit. The 26-year-old leaves Huish Park just six months after joining the Glovers and returns to the club where he enjoyed a loan spell at the end of last year.

Seaborne made just 11 appearances for Gary Johnson's men following his release by Saints and impressed City boss Steven Pressley during seven starts in his temporary spell.

The Scot told the Sky Blues' official website: "I'm extremely pleased that we've managed to get Dan over the line because he made quite an impression on us during his short spell and he definitely brings strength and physicality to our back line."

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