New signing Adi Yussuf could be a regular goal-scorer if he can get a regular starting spot with Yeovil Town.

Matt Scrafton
, the reporter for the Blackpool Gazette, told the Gloverscast that the 29-year-old was something of a victim of circumstance after signing from Solihull Moors in May 2019.

Just over a month after he signed, Terry McPhillips, the manager who signed him stepped down after a takeover, and the striker never kicked a ball for the Seasiders.

He spent last season on loan at Wrexham and Chesterfield and was eventually released in the summer before arriving at Huish Park.

Matt said: “If he (Yussuf) stayed at a club for two or three years and was in the team every week, I get the feeling he could do a job.

“Give him 40 games a season and he will probably get you 15 or 20 goals, but he has never seemed to have settled at a club.


“We obviously did not see him in a competitive game for Blackpool but from what I have seen, he could do well in non-League.

The Tanzania-born striker made Yeovil the 18th club of a career which started in the youth set-up at Leicester City via permanent moves at Mansfield Town, Grimsby Town, Barrow and then Solihull.

In fact, it was Yussuf’s performances in two FA Cup appearances for Solihull against Blackpool in 2019 that led to McPhillips picking him up.

He said: “He played in the FA Cup against Blackpool for Solihull and scored twice in the replay, and in both games he played really well.

“Based on those two performances and the fact he’d scored quite a few goals that season, so McPhillips signed him off the back of that.


“That summer (the Blackpool  owner) Simon Sadler took over and had a bit more money and McPhillips stepped down and Simon Grayson came back and he (Yussuf) never got a look in.

“It quickly became clear that Yussuf was not going to get a look in, so he was a bit unfortunate really because he did not really do anything wrong.


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