Three unnamed trialists appeared for Yeovil Town in today’s 1-0 pre-season friendly  defeat against League Two Forest Green Rovers.

However, we have positive identifications on QPR forward Deshane Dalling and former Aberdeen central defender Harlain Mbayo who both appeared in the win at Stratford Town last weekend.

That leaves a left-back who came on after 70 minutes as one of five changes made by boss Darren Sarll – which the Gloverscast understands is Jack Bodenham, a defender recently in the youth set up at Cardiff City.

The unnamed trialist, right of picture, warming up.
Picture by Chris Fox.
Tom Bodenham – confirmed ID.

We’ve attached a picture taken by Glovers’ supporter Chris Fox of the player in question, who was being called “Jack” by his team-mates throughout the game.

And then, courtesy of Jack Bodenham’s own Twitter account is a picture of the player himself – which we can assume is a pretty positive identification!

The Welshman has been in Cardiff’s youth set-up since he was 14 and captained the club’s under-23s in the 2019-20 season.

He has had spells on loan at League of Wales side The New Saints in January 2019 and then again at National League North side Hereford in 2019-20.

He was released by Cardiff in the summer.

Bodenham is listed as playing centre-back on many of the online references to him, but was definitely playing down the left against Forest Green.

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