Yeovil Town have announced the loan signing of central defender Ben Barclay from National League leaders Stockport County.

Barclay, 25, joins the Glovers on a short term deal for a month and will be in the squad for the match against Woking.

Ben Barclay who has joined on a one-month loan from Stockport County.
Picture courtesy of Stockport County.

Speaking the club’s official website, the former Brighton youngster said: “It’s all happened relatively quickly, I spoke to the manager a few days ago, he showed interest and I was open to coming out on loan and playing some football. I got here yesterday (Thursday) and I’m ready to go today (Friday). 

“I’ve seen that the club has done well during the start of the season, obviously there’s been a little bit of a blip recently, but I want us to get back on track and climb back up the table.”

Barclay played the first half in Stockport County’s 3-0 defeat at the hands of the Glovers earlier in the season, but hasn’t featured in any games since County lost 1-0 to Rotherham in the FA Cup back in early December.

The Cup defeat is the only match he has started since Dave Challinor took over from Simon Rusk in Greater Manchester. Rusk and Barclay had worked together in the youth set-up at Barclay.

Indeed, it was Rusk who brought him to Stockport in the summer following his release from League One side Accrington Stanley, where he made 36 appearances in a two-season spell.

When Yeovil manager Darren Sarll faces the media this morning, we hope to receive an update on the fitness of captain Luke Wilkinson, who it is hoped will be back from a hamstring strain to for the trip to Woking, and midfielder-turned-defender Josh Staunton, who limped off in last weekend’s home defeat to Wrexham.   

Welcome to Huish Park, Ben!

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