Former Yeovil Town player – and now Bath City Manager – Jerry Gill has thanked Glovers boss Mark Cooper for allowing goalkeeper Will Buse to head to the Romans on a short term deal.

Buse, who joined permanently from Bristol City in the summer – has found himself behind Joe Day in the pecking order for the Gloves and will spend the next 28 days with the Twerton Park outfit.

Speaking after Buses’ debut, a 3-0 win over Taunton, Gill said;

“We got him because he was the easiest one to go and get and I have to thank Mark Cooper, people question it probably and say ‘why has Yeovil given Bath City a ‘keeper?’ , well purely because Mark is good enough to understand he needs to play football, a player of his quality will want to go out and play.”

“Mark has got another very good number one down there and I get on well with Mark, whatever people might think about the rivalry between the two clubs, me playing there at times and having a season there, it’s irrelevant for now, it’s about me managing Bath trying to get the right ‘keeper in.”

Jerry Gill turning out for Yeovil Town in 1996-97. Picture courtesy of Tim Lancaster.

“I tried to sign Will before, last year, but we couldn’t quite do it and then he gets his move from Bristol City to Yeovil, which is great, a full time outfit, it’s great, I’m pleased he’s come in, he knows me, I know him, he knew a few of the players, I knew he would be good at distribution, I thought he had an excellent debut.”

The deal means both Will Buse and Lewis Williams are out on loan at Bath and Tiverton respectively with just Joe Day available as a match day goalkeeper option for Mark Cooper at Huish Park.


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