Striker Louis Britton will be available for Yeovil Town’s bottom-of-the-table clash with Gateshead this weekend after his international clearance came through.

The 21-year-old has signed a contract until the end of the season following his release by League of Ireland side Cork City, where he played nine times without scoring as they finished Division One champions in the 2022 season which ended in October.

Louis Britton celebrates with Cork City
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The Bristol-born frontman has been training with his new team-mates and was in attendance at the midweek goalless draw with Maidenhead United.

Speaking to the club’s official website, he said: “I’m delighted to finally have got it done so hopefully I can be involved Saturday and I can’t wait to get going now.

I was disappointed not to be involved on Tuesday, but hopefully I can be on Saturday and play in front of all the fans and hopefully we can get a result. 

I’ve had a good conversation with the manager and he just wants me to come in and just score goals.

I would describe myself as an old fashioned centre forward, I hold the ball up well and work hard for the team, but most of all I would say I am a goalscorer.

If I get the chances, I would back myself to score here.

At 6’4″ tall, we can assume he will provide a physical presence alongside the club’s other forwards Alex FisherMalachi Linton and Gime Toure, who have all scored just twice each in the club’s first 18 league matches, and Jake Scrimshaw, who is yet to start a match since joining at the end of August.

Speaking about the incoming forward on Thursday, Glovers’ boss Mark Cooper said: “Louis Britton has a record of scoring goals, he’s scored in the Championship, whether it’s in training or on the pitch, he will score goals.”

That goal for City came in the 87th minute of a 3-1 home defeat to Brentford in May 2021, a season when Britton also had loans at Torquay United and Stockport County at National League level.

He was snapped up by City in 2019 having been prolific in local football at Brislington, scoring 12 times in 25 games, and Mangotsfield United, scoring 15 in 23.

But, his goal-scoring appearance was his only one for the Robins and spent much of his time out on loan with spells at Yate Town, Bath City and Woking.

He had a prolific season on loan at Cork’s League of Ireland rivals Waterford, scoring ten times in 18 appearances, before moving to the eventual 2022 champions.

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