Striker Adi Yussuf has become the latest addition to Yeovil Town‘s squad having joined on a free transfer following his release by Blackpool.

The 28-year-old spent last season on loan at both Wrexham and Chesterfield in the National League Premier, scoring eight times in 28 appearances for both clubs.

Speaking to the club’s official website, he said: “I’m really excited, I can’t wait to play in front of all the fans. 

“We’ve got a good squad here that should be competing so I’m looking forward to it.. 

“The gaffer (Darren Sarll) was in contact a few weeks ago and we’ve spoken throughout the summer, he was really good to me and now I’m finally here.”

Asked what he us like as a player, he said: “I like to score goals, put myself about and work hard” – which is a relief given the fact we presently have one striker, Joe Quigley, going in to the opening game against King’s Lynn Town on August 28.

There has been no update on the injury to Reuben Reid after he picked up what the manager described as “a hamstring tear” in the 1-1 draw at Weston-super-Mare on August 7.

Yussuf, who is a Tanazanian international having played twice for them in 2019, has most recently been on trial at League Two new boys Hartlepool United, but the signing of ex-Glovers’ loanee Olufela Olomola and ex-Blackpool striker Mark Cullen appears to have squeeze Yussuf out.

His most prolific campaign came at Solihull Moors in the 2018-19 season when they reached the National League play-offs with the striker scoring 17 times.

That include a brace in an FA Cup replay at Blackpool which appeared to impress the Seasiders who signed up on a two-year deal following the expiry of his contract at Solihull that summer.

However, he failed to make a single appearance and being loaned back to Solihull in the 2019-20 campaign and then to Wrexham and latterly Chesterfield.


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