Absent midfielder Albi Skendi remains under contract with Yeovil Town despite not featuring in the club’s pre-season preparations.

Manager Darren Sarll confirmed the player is still in the United States where he has “family connections” but said he remains the Glovers’ player for a further year.

Talking to the club’s YouTube channel alongside Chairman Scott Priestnall, the manager said: “He decided to not come back.

“I have nothing against Albi, he has made the decision for the benefit of his life, but like any player that does this, I just concentrate on the ones that want to give their all to the football club.

“There is no end date to that, we will just take it week by week, I am more interested in our new players and what they will bring.”

In a statement from Priestnallthe club confirmed the player was “absent” from training but was still a contracted player.

He said: “To avoid conjecture and rumour, we can confirm that Albi Skendi is currently absent from Yeovil Town training.

“However, Skendi does remain under contract with the football club.”

The 27-year-old signed from Stratford Town in the summer of 2019 and was a regular for Sarll in the past two campaigns.

Prior to arriving in England, the versatile Albanian had played in the United States where he played for Los Angeles Wolfs and Marymount California University.

At the start of July, he appeared on a post from the Instagram account of Genesta FC, a club playing in the Santa Monica Adult League in Los Angeles, California, where it appears he has played before.

When he was not seen back in pre-season training at Huish Park and did not appear at the club’s opening pre-season friendly at his old club Stratford, speculation about his future at the club grew.




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