Darren Sarll has been speaking about loan signing Sonny Blu Lo-Everton ahead of the Watford attacker’s potential competitive debut against King’s Lynn.
Lo-Everton, who has known Sarll since the age of 15 has joined the Glovers on an initial six month loan spell, something which the Gaffer said was as much down the player and his family as anything else.
Responding to the Gloverscast’s Ben Barrett’s questions, Sarll said; “Sonny and his family made this happen, 100%, they wanted to come and play for me, they wanted to come to where I was, which was Yeovil.
“He played for Wealdstone against us last season and made a massive impression on the likes of Jimmy Smith and Chris Dagnall who spoke really well of him”
Despite his relative young age, Lo-Everton has been on Sarll’s wishlist for a while admitting he’d tried to get him to the club before
“I have been trying for two years to get him to Yeovil, he’s a brilliant footballer, I think he still needs a month of familiarising himself with my ways and first-team football, but he has ridiculous talent”
Sarll would go on and compare the diminutive attacker to James Tilley, who was such a key player in Sarll’s first season in charge at Huish Park, but said he could arguably be better and couldn’t sing his praises highly enough.
“I would play him in the under 23s (at Watford) at 15 years old, because he was a special little footballer,
“As the months tick over, I think we will see more and more of him, his qualities will end up dictating the way we play, he is a gifted young man…he will be a really influention member (of the squad) because there’s no-one in our group that can do what he does”