Yeovil Town brought in Republic of Ireland Under-19s international defender Edwin Agbaje on loan from Ipswich Town  until the end of the season.

The 18-year-old, who plays on the eight side of midfield in the Portman Road youth set-up, bolsters the Glovers defensive ranks ahead of the weekend’s game at Dagenham & Redbridge.

Speaking to the Glovers’ YouTube channel, he said: “When I heard about the move, straight away I was open to it.

Yeovil is a big club in this league, with a good history of playing in the top leagues.

I wanted to come over straight away and get that experience of men’s football, at the right club, at the right time for me.

Yeovil manager Mark Cooper told “Edwin is a young lad who arrives with a lot of potential.

He’s impressed so far in training, he’s got a clear determination to do well in the game and that will bode well in his time here.

Agbaje was a key part of the Ipswich side which made it to the FA Youth Cup semi-final in 2020-21, and captained the club’s Under-23s in the Papa John’s Trophy tie with Cambridge United in October. They lost that match to a goal from another ex-Glovers’ loanee, Lewis Simper, having played with ten men from the 17th minute.

He also came off the substitutes’ bench for the final two minutes of a 3-0 FA Cup with for his parent club over Bracknell Town in November.

Welcome to Huish Park, Edwin!












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