Yeovil Town new boy Jay Foulston has admitted the opportunity to return to full-time football was an opportunity he could not turn down.

The 23-year-old, who began his career at Newport County, joined from National League South rivals Taunton Town on loan until the end of the season with a view to a permanent move.

He played his first 90 minutes in green-and-white in the goalless draw with Hampton & Richmond at Huish Park on Saturday.

Speaking to BBC Somerset’s Josh Perkins after the match, the Welshman said his former Peacocks’ team-mate – and now Glovers centre half – Jake Wannell had played a major role in his move.

He said: “I speak to Jake and he tells me how fantastic the club is which helped me a lot getting here. It was a tough decision to leave Taunton, but full-time football was something I just couldn’t turn down.

It was tough going out of full-time to part-time football, so it is great to be back playing full-time football again.

A few rumours have been flying about here and there (about me joining Yeovil), but you never know quite how much truth there is in them. But when the opportunity came it was one I could not turn down and it was great to be out there today.”

Jay Foulston.
Picture courtesy of Gary Brown.

Foulston lined up alongside Wannell for his debut filling in at left-back in place of the position’s first choice incumbent Alex Whittle who is still out through injury.

Asked about the experience, he said: “First in green-and-white, so it was just nice to be out there. There are obviously one or two things where I am probably not quite on the same wavelength as one or two lads out there and I probably do not know what they are doing with one or two things.

There are always areas where you can improve and we will look to go again next week and hopefully get the win.


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