Yeovil Town manager Mark Cooper revealed he had promised on loan goalkeeper Will Buse he would start today’s FA Trophy third round tie with Dorking Wanderers.

The Bristol City stopper, who arrived under Cooper’s predecessor Chris Hargreaves in the summer, was named in the starting XI having only played in the Somerset Men’s Premier Cup win over Taunton Town.

Speaking to BBC Somerset’s Sheridan Robins ahead of the game, Cooper said: “I promised him a few weeks ago that I would give him a game and he’s done well in training and it’s important we keep him stimulated.

Grant Smith has done well and earned a little bit of a rest, so Busey gets a go. He’s been outstanding, a lovely boy with a lovely family and he just wants to do well.

I think he was promised a bit more game time than he was going to get, and good luck to him.

The boss also handed a debut to new signing Jordan Maguire-Drew for the FA Trophy match havig joined on loan with a view to a permanent move from League Two Grimsby Town in the week.

Speaking about him, Cooper said: “It’s a great signing for us. In terms of pedigree he gets promoted, he has a great left foot, he knows what he is doing, he’s a great age, so we have done really well to pull it off.

He can score, he can create and the stats back up how brilliant we have been defensively, but we have not scored enough goals.

There will be some players not involved today that will be upset (not to be playing), but the stats say we do not no score enough so we have to get better at that.”


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