The arrival of a new physiotherapist at Yeovil Town has freed up winger Will Dawes to join National League South side Oxford City on loan until the end of the season.

The 22-year-old, who signed for a five-figure fee from Stratford Town in September, will join a promotion race with his new loan club sat in third place.

He recently returned from relegation threatened W*ymouth where he failed to make an impact on the starting line-up and had been loaned back to his former club, Stratford, earlier this season.

Speaking to the club’s website, Oxford City manager Ross Jenkins said: “He’s someone we’ve had our eye on for a while. I knew of him at Stratford before he signed for Yeovil, but we’ve kept tabs on him and he has qualities that we can use.

I think he’ll fit straight into the squad as he’s a good character with great work rate and appetite for success. He’s coming here to help the team achieve something this year. So I’m really pleased to get this over the line.”

Dawes’ last appearance for Yeovil came in the Somerset Men’s Premier Cup defeat at Paulton Rovers on Valentine’s Day where he scored a penalty and ended up spending the closing stages in goal after the dismissal of goalkeeper Will Buse. However, he has only made one National League appearance under Mark Cooper, as a second half substitute in the 1-0 defeat at Woking in November.

A couple of weeks ago Cooper revealed that Dawes had been operating as a stand-in physiotherapist for the club’s first-team, however, with new owners SU Glovers bringing in both a physio and strength and conditioning coach, he appears to be no longer required in that role.

Keep a look out for our regular Loan Watch features to keep a check on all Yeovil’s loan rangers.

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