Yeovil Town’s owner-in-waiting* Matt Uggla has said he is looking to bring in up to “four top top players” as the Glovers look to boost their injury-hit squad.

After injuries to on loan defender Edwin Agbaje and midfielder Lawson D’Ath in the 1-1 draw at FC Halifax Town on Saturday, the director of SU Glovers posted on Twitter that he would be looking to “open the cheque book” ahead of the deadline to register players next Thursday.

He responded to one supporter questioning whether he was willing to invest saying: “Very wrong! Let’s see who comes in next week.”

Asked about the potential deals, he responded: “We are in contact with 4 top top players all permanent. Wanted them in the summer but will have to push that forward to before Thursday. I think next week will be a big week.”

Speaking after the draw at Halifax, Yeovil boss Mark Cooper confirmed D’Ath was expected to be missing for up to three weeks after picking up a hamstring injury, whilst Agbaje’s season appears to be over after he was stretchered off following a 71st minute tackle.

These come on top of injuries to defenders Max Hunt and Morgan Williams, midfielder Scott Pollock, who is yet to appear since joining earlier this month, and forwards Charlie Wakefield (back) and Jordan Young (hamstring). Oh, and Matt Worthington will miss the home matches with Bromley and Southend United after picking up his tenth yellow card of the season in West Yorkshire.

* – until someone says the “bureaucratic thing” which Uggla was delaying the takeover of the club from former owner Scott Priestnall has been overcome, we’ll stick with ‘owners-in-waiting’. But, the commitment of SU Glovers – which includes ex-England rugby union international Paul Sackey – to invest is (at the very least) a deeply reassuring.

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1 year ago

You wonder if Priestnall is doing it deliberately seeing as he gaslit us all for so long.