Yeovil Town new signing Alex Fisher said it was “a no brainer” to return to Huish Park after completing 75 minutes in a pre-season friendly draw with Exeter City today.

Alex Fisher. Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

The striker, who was released by League Two Newport County at the end of last season, said a conversation with Glovers’ boss Chris Hargreaves convinced him to turn down other offers.

Speaking after the 1-1 draw with Exeter, the 32-year-old said: “I have known Chris for a few years, I actually played with him (at Oxford United) towards the beginning of my career and towards the end of his, so I know him very well.

“I know what his work ethic is and what he wants from a team, he’s very ambitious and having had a previous spell here (at Yeovil) myself, it was a no brainer to get myself sorted.”

The 32-year-old had been on trial at Terry Skiverton’s AFC Wimbledon earlier in the week and previously had been training with League One Cheltenham Town.

But, he admitted it was good to be back in green and white for the first time since the closing day of the 2018-19 season which saw Yeovil relegated from the Football League.

He said: “It was great with the old colours back on, it felt really natural, it’s a great team with some really good players in there and I think we are going to be gearing up for hopefully a very successful season.

The reception I have had so far has been fantastic, it makes such a huge difference, it’s been so warm and familiar, so I am really grateful to everyone and it does make the transition easier.

 

Asked if his experience of more than 200 appearances could see him assist his younger team-mates, he said: “They don’t need too much help these guys, they look pretty sharp in training and I thought everyone put in a pretty good display today.

But if I can impart some wisdom and maybe be a voice out on the field I would relish the opportunity.”

 


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