A short-term deal for versatile Callum Rowe “works for both parties“, according to Yeovil Town boss Chris Hargreaves.
The Aston Villa academy graduate arrived at Huish Park on Friday following his release by Exeter City in the summer although the precise length of his stay was not disclosed by the club.
He appeared as a second half substitute in the 1-0 home win over Dagenham & Redbridge on Saturday.
Asked about the deal by BBC Somerset’s Sheridan Robins ahead of the match, the manager said: “It works for both parties at the moment. We know there’s a lot of potential in him, but he wasn’t training with a club for a little bit of pre-season so he still needs that little bit of fitness.”
The 22-year-old had a trial at Scottish Championship side Dundee last month but did not win a contract north of the border and arrived in Somerset alongside striker Jake Scrimshaw, with both players starting on the bench against Dagenham.
Of Scrimshaw, Hargreaves added: “Scrimmy has been a livewire for Bournemouth for a fair few years and been out on loan several times and done well.
“He just needs to get his career going well and we think we’re a good home for him. He’s a player who will work his socks off as a minimum and hopefully there’s bright things to come from him.”
Winger Charlie Wakefield is expected to be out for the Bank Holiday Monday visit to Wealdstone after pulling up with a thigh injury on Friday, whilst Hargreaves was unsure whether on loan Sam Pearson will make it for the trip.
The boss said: “We were faced with a decision during the latter end of training where Charlie pulled up with a thigh injury, and we have the options.
“If he felt he carried on training he felt he could have been out for a while so he has taken the sensible option.
“Sam Pearson is still feeling it and he’s struggled to get over this back injury. I’m not sure if he’ll make it for Monday (at Wealdstone) but hopefully he will.”
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