Former Yeovil Town midfielder Ollie Bassett has made a move to the Canadian Premier League.

Bassett, who broke the record as the Glovers’ youngest ever EFL player, has joined Pacific FC who are based on the West Coast.

The Northern Irishman was just, 17 years, 6 months and 13 days old when he was given an opportunity, from the start, in a fixture against Crawley in 2015, a record that remained in tact until Devon Arnold made his debut in 2019.

Bassett played twice for the Glovers under Paul Sturrock as well as taking in three loan spells at Dorchester during his time in Somerset, he has since spent time playing in New Zealand.

On his latest move, Bassett said: “When I first went to New Zealand it was quite tough because it was the first time I’d played in a different country and been so far away from my family and friends. But I think having that experience in the past and dealing with it will only help me settle in quicker when I can start training and start getting out and exploring (the Island). From what people have said Canada is just a really nice country – especially the Island, people have spoken quite highly about it from the people I’ve spoken to. As for the league, I’m expecting it to be a tough and competitive league, and one that’s still growing; it’s only a couple years old so it can only get better. I’m really looking forward to playing in the league and testing myself against some of the best players.”

Everyone at the Gloverscast wishes Ollie all the best for his new adventure in Canada.

Pacific FC Sign Bassett

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