Striker Louis Britton does not yet have the international clearance required to make his Yeovil Town debut against bottom club Gateshead this weekend.

But, boss Mark Cooper has said he is hopeful the permission will come through in time for the crunch fixture.

Louis Britton celebrates with Cork City
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The 21-year-old former Bristol City player was at Huish Park to see his soon-to-be new team-mates labour in front of goal during a 0-0 draw with Maidenhead United on Tuesday night.

Britton spent three months on loan from City at League of Ireland side Waterford at the end of last season, scoring ten goals in 17 matches. But after his contract at Ashton Gate expired in the summer, he joined Cork City, but is yet to find the net for the Rebel Army having had limited game time.

Asked about whether his clearance was close by BBC Somerset’s Sheridan Robins, the boss said: “We still have not got it which is disappointing, but we are hopeful (of getting it) before Saturday. It will be a week (by Saturday), so there’s no excuse for it taking any longer, so we are trying to push and get that through for the weekend.”

Strikers Alex FisherMalachi Linton and Gime Toure all have two goals each from the opening 18 National League games, and Cooper praised Fisher’s performances in his three matches in charge but said his side need to create more chances.

He brought in wingers Anthony Georgiou and Andrew Oluwaborie on loan from Leyton Orient and Peterborough United respectively ahead of the midweek match and he believes the pair and Britton can make a difference.

He said: “When you are midway through a season and in the position, people are not going to let you have Ronaldo and Messi! So we have to be particular, we have to find the best players we can for the positions we need.

The players you bring in have to improve what you’ve got and push the players we have in.

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.

Anthony Georgiou has a pedigree as an international and once he settles he will be good a good addition for us.

Andrew (Oluwaborie), the right winger, is pacey and has no fear and he helps get us up the pitch and Jamie Andrews got man of the match the other night. He looks a good stylish midfield player who is 6’0″, 6’1″.



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