Dan Moss

 

Dan Moss. Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

We are starting to spot a pattern.

Former Yeovil Town loanee and Millwall right back Dan Moss will line up alongside Luke Wilkinson for Darren Sarll in the defence of Woking.

Moss will sign a 2-year deal on July 1st.

Moss played a half season with the Glovers impressing on multiple occasions in the absence of Mark Little.

 

Dan Moss. Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

Former Yeovil Town loanee (and Gloverscast guest) Dan Moss has been informed his contract will not be renewed by Millwall

The right-back played 22 league games during the first half of the season before heading to Leyton Orient on loan from late January.

He also played a starring role in the FA Cup win over Stevenage where he was awarded Man of the Match by the BBC team.

We know Dan won’t have any trouble finding a new club… you’re always welcome at Huish Park, Dan!

Dan Moss. Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

Former Yeovil Town loan defender, Dan Moss has told the Gloverscast he will be forever grateful for his time at Huish Park and would keep an eye out for their results and cheer on his former club.

In an exclusive chat with Ben and Ian (which you can listen to below) he said: “I think I’m a Yeovil fan for life now. Even on Saturday, the game got called off for Leyton Orient so I was sat in my room and I had the Yeovil game on the radio. I’ll definitely be watching Yeovil’s results in the future.”

He spoke of the amount of learning he did whilst with the club, benefiting from his first loan spell in more areas that just on the pitch.

Dan Moss, Josh Staunton and Joe Quigley defend vs Weymouth
Credit: Weymouth Flickr

Now at Leyton Orient in the EFL he said how he’d look back on his time at Yeovil throughout his career and would be forever grateful for the support of the Glovers faithful.

“I can’t say a bad word about Yeovil, I’ve loved every single minute of it, what it has taught me as a player, I cant put it into words. My first senior loan, I’ve learned so much”

 You can hear our chat with Dan on the player below and in all the usual places you get the Gloverscast. We chat Weymouth FA Cup penalty shenanigans, having half of H̶o̶l̶l̶y̶w̶o̶o̶d̶ Wrexham baying for his blood as well as those huge FA Cup ties against Stevenage and Bournemouth.

All the best at Leyton Orient and beyond, Dan from everyone at the Gloverscast.

 


As expected following the early end of his loan spell, Dan Moss has headed straight back out on loan joining League Two Leyton Orient.

The Millwall full-back had been due to remain at Huish Park until the end of the month, only be recalled by his parent club on Wednesday.

He joins Orient on a deal until the end of the season.

On loan defender Dan Moss has returned to his parent club Championship Millwall with 12 days of his stay at Yeovil Town remaining, it has been confirmed.

The full-back had been intended to stay until the end of the month but boss Darren Sarll had suggested that 21-year-old would be heading “to pastures new” when he spoke after last night’s defeat at Southend United.

In a message on his Twitter, Moss said: “It’s been an absolute pleasure to play for Yeovil, I’ve enjoyed every minute of it and can’t thank anyone enough for my time here.

“I wish the boys and the club all the best for the rest of the season. Hope to see you back in the Football League where the club belongs.

Moss’ early exit suggest we will see Moss appear with an EFL club in the coming days although the Millwall statement on his return suggests he will rejoin the Lions’ under-23s set-up.

His departure leaves our options on the right side of defence with Alex Bradley (remember him?) and Mark Little, who is  on his way back from an injury picked up in pre-season, as well as centre back-turned-full back Morgan Williams, who has played there this season.

Speaking to BBC Somerset the other week, Moss said his time at Huish Park has helped improve his game.

He said: “I feel so much more confident as a player, that’s down to Yeovil. It’s given me the opportunity to play first team football and I can only thank the gaffer and Terry (Skiverton, assistant manager) for that.

“The games in a first team environment, it’s just given me confidence more than anything. My whole game in general has improved whilst I’ve been here.

From all of us at the Gloverscast and we have no doubt every Yeovil fan – a big thankyou to Mossy! You played like you were one of our own and we appreciate all you gave us.

Captain Luke Wilkinson looks likely to spend six weeks on the sidelines after limping off towards the end of the 2-1 defeat at Southend United on Tuesday night, according to Yeovil Town manager Darren Sarll

Luke Wilkinson.

The boss also revealed the he expects full-back Dan Moss to depart when his loan spell from Millwall comes to an end at the end of the month, but Middlesbrough defender Jack Robinson has extended his stay until the end of the season.

Sarll also hopes that the loan of forward Sonny Blu Lo-Everton from Premier League Watford can also be extended until the end of the season.

On Wilkinson’s injury, the manager told BBC Somerset’s Sheridan Robins: “On those nights when you are searching you a goal, you always get that horrible injury and I would have thought that is a good six weeks.”

He added: “I have seen these too many times in my career, when you get that bit of hope and you search and you chase for it, and normally that is the straw that breaks the camel’s back with injury.

That is a massive one for us because (Wilkinson) is a massive player for us and it looks like he is going to spend a large part on the sidelines now.

Of the loanees, Sarll said: “Jack (Robinson) is done until the end of the season, so that is a really good one.

“I don’t think (Dan) Moss will be with us til the end of the season, I think he may be going to pastures new.

“Sonny, I don’t think will be a problem, and hopefully he will be with us until the end of the season. We have not really found his consistent space in this team, but there’s definitely one coming out and he will be a big player for us.”

Matt Worthington was missing with “an upset stomach” which the boss said they did not believe was COVID-19.

The departure of Moss would suggest that summer signing Mark Little is close to a return to first-team action.

The former Bristol City full-back has not been seen since picking up an injury in pre-season and speaking on New Year’s Eve, Sarll described him asvery close” to a return.

Darren Sarll is hoping he can keep two of his three loanees – defenders Dan Moss and Jack Robinson and forward Sonny Blu Lo-Everton – for longer stays at Huish Parl

But, the Yeovil Town boss does not believe he will be able to keep hold of all three whose current deals are all up for renewal in January.

Sonny Blu Lo-Everton. Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

Speaking ahead of Sunday’s home game with Torquay United, the manager said: “I don’t think we will keep them all, but I think we will keep the majority.

“When we look at the long-term loans – Sonny, Jack Robinson and Mossy – if we keep two out of three, I’ll be delighted.

“I think they have done too well (to not be noticed by other clubs) and when they do that they want to jump up and play higher.”

He added: “Financially we have nicked these lads we have given them an opportunity to create a profile and they have done a brilliant job.

“I would love them to stay but we are in the lap of the Gods. I would like to not do anything in January and just keep everyone, but it doesn’t work like that!

Robinson’s loan from Championship Middlesbrough is due to expire on January 10 with Sonny’s from Watford running out on January 16, and finally Dan Moss’ stay from Millwall on January 24.

The “Gods” which Sarll refers too could well mean the COVID situation at their parent clubs with Middlesbrough manager Chris Wilder admitting he has lost nine first-team players in a 48-hour period – seven of which would have started tomorrow against Sheffield United.

Late on Friday, the match with one of Wilder’s former club was postponed with Boro saying it was in “an impossible situation regarding available players.”

Ahead of that decision, Wilder said that the EFL had told him to “do whatever is needed to get the game on” including bring back loan players.

Jack Robinson in action for Yeovil Town.
Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

Wilder name-checked former Glovers’ loanee Lewis Wing at Sheffield Wednesday and “a young boy at Kilmarnock” – which could be goalkeeper Zach Hemming or striker Rumarn Burrell – but there was no specific reference to Robinson, who was with the Yeovil squad for the defeat at Torquay on Boxing Day.

Robinson had played once for his parent club this season in a 3-0 EFL Cup defeat at Blackpool but was awarded a new contract in the summer.

The 20-year-old has not featured since picking up an ankle injury in the 5-0 FA Cup fourth qualifying round win at Yate Town at the start of number, but has played eight times since joining on the eve of the new season.

As far as Dan Moss and Sonny Blu Lo-Everton are concerned, Millwall played their game on Wednesday with just 15 players due to COVID issues, whilst Watford postponed their Boxing Day match with Wolves before going ahead with the home game against West Ham on December 29.

On loan Millwall defender Dan Moss will be absent for the January 2nd game against Torquay United after getting his 5th yellow of the season on Boxing Day.

As expected, the FA’s Club Discipline site has been updated to show the full back’s upcoming spell on the sidelines. 

He’d already been booked against; Wrexham, Bromley, Eastleigh and Solihull.

Following the match on Sunday, Manager Darren Sarll said;

“Mossy is always going to get five bookings in his season, he tackles more than anyone, that’s a tackle, that’s what he does, that’s why we play him, because he puts in those tackles.”

“That’s part of the season of having Dan Moss, the other stuff, the two sendings off, if they are for what I think they are, we will deal with that internally.”

The full back will be available for the FA Cup tie against Bournemouth the following Saturday.

Darren Sarll spoke to BBC Somerset’s Sheridan Robins regarding the two red cards (and five yellows) picked up by the Glovers during their 3-0 loss to Torquay United on Boxing Day.

In a feisty affair, Sonny Blu Lo-Everton was sent off after 64 minutes, goalkeeper Grant Smith saw red after the final whistle and Adi Yussuf, Matt Worthington, Dale Gorman, Luke Wilkinson and Dan Moss all saw yellow.

This is what the manager had to say on the three players who will be missing as a result of today’s indiscretions.


Sonny Blu-Lo Everton – red card – 64th minute.

Sonny Blu Lo-Everton in action for Yeovil Town.
Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

“I thought it was petulant, that’s how I saw it, I have no idea what players think they’re ever gaining from those actions, I’ll have to see it again, but at the time it looked petulant. I don’t understand what they get out of it, the team don’t get anything out of it… listen, Sonny doesn’t help us stop those three goals, what Sonny was doing during the game very, very well was stay on the ball for long periods and get far more territory.

“So very disappointing, we’re disappointed in that type of behaviour, but we will keep those thoughts and comments in house.”

If confirmed as ‘Violent Conduct’ the Watford loanee would miss three games; Torquay, Bournemouth (FA Cup) and Southend before being available for the FA Trophy game with Needham Market Town on January 15th, one day before his initial loan spell from Watford is due to elapse.


Grant Smith – red card – after full-time

New Glovers’ ‘keeper Grant Smith

“I don’t know what happened with Grant (Smith), I can make an assumption that he has said something to the referee after the game. If he has and that is the reason why, then I don’t condone that, I’m all for tackling, competing, I’m not great defending players for dissent, if it’s dissent, but we’ll find out.”

If confirmed as being for ‘Foul and Abusive Language’, the Glovers’ number one would be subject to a two-game ban which would rule him out of the games vs Torquay next Sunday and Bournemouth in the FA Cup. Subject to an appeal process.

 


Dan Moss – fifth yellow card of the season – 75th minute.

Dan Moss. Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

“Mossy is always going to get five bookings in his season, he tackles more than anyone, that’s a tackle, that’s what he does, that’s why we play him, because he puts in those tackles.”

“That’s part of the season of having Dan Moss, the other stuff, the two sendings off, if they are for what I think they are, we will deal with that internally.”

It is expected that the Millwall loanee will only be absent for the game against Torquay, his loan was recently extended until January 24th which would give him four more games after his suspension whilst with the side.

 


As a side note, Jack Robinson, the loanee from Middlesbrough was seen with the side today after being out of contention with injury since the win over Yate Town. Alex Bradley missed out on the squad together as did youth team graduate Ollie Haste whilst the Gloverscast have asked Hemel Hempstead Town for clarification on the situation with midfielder Toby Stephens as his one month loan spell had been due to end.

 

 

Dan Moss. Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

No less than three Yeovil Town players have been rewarded with a place in the FA Cup Team of the Round for Round 2.

The Glovers beat Stevenage 1-0 live on the BBC to land a record 21st Football League scalp in the competition as a non-league side.

Goalkeeper Grant Smith, and on loan duo Dan Moss and Sonny Blu Lo Everton have been given a place in the side as voted for by Twitter users.

The mythical XI also includes representatives of Kidderminster, Mansfield and Leyton Orient, but Yeovil are the only side with three entrants.

Smith made a number of crucial saves, whilst Lo Everton slid the ball through to assist the match winner from Charlie Wakefield.

Dan Moss was voted Man of the Match by the BBC team and is rightly listed in the side following a string of brilliant performances.

A huge congratulations to all three.

Yeovil Town will host AFC Bournemouth in the 3rd Round on Saturday 8th of January at 17:30pm

Yeovil Town loan defender Dan Moss spoke to the BBC TV pundits pitch side following the Glovers’ 1-0 win over Stevenage in the FA Cup second half.

He told them he was really enjoying his temporary stint in Somerset and the win was down to the teamwork of those around him.

“I am loving it. It is a massive result, a real team performance, everyone dug in deep and you can see it at the end, everyone just throwing their bodies in to get the win in the end.”

Moss, on loan from Millwall for another month was speaking after getting the television’s Man of The Match nomination, for, amongst other moments, a last-ditch tackle to prevent a ‘Boro equaliser.

When it was happening, I saw my runner running late and thought I just had to get my body in the way, it looked good on the camera.”
“The other boys are putting them in as well, so it is not just me.”

Grant Smith in goal made a couple of good saves to keep his side’s nose in front, something which Moss appreciated.

“He was quality again, he is a great keeper and he’s helped us out a bit, he’s dug us out. He’s class.”

The 21-year old recieved praise from Darren Sarll this week who said his performances have shown great maturity and his MOTM showing on prime time Saturday night TV will only enhance the young man’s reputation more.

 

Talks are ongoing with the parent clubs of Yeovil Town on-loan defenders Dan MossJack Robinson and forward Sonny Blu Lo-Everton.

Sonny Blu Lo-Everton, Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

All three players are due to return to their parent clubs Millwall, Middlesbrough and Watford respectively in January, but manager Darren Sarll said he is keen for them to remain.

He said: “We are constantly in dialogue with Millwall over (Dan) Moss, he would like to stay but that will be dependent on their availability.

“We are quite far down the road with (Jack) Robinson at Middlesbrough who would like him to say.

“(Sonny’s stay from) Watford is a different one because it is Premier League and we can really only do anything once January 1 hits – but we would really love Sonny to be with us.”

Lo-Everton signed on loan in the summer “until January“, Robinson joined until January 10 and Moss’ loan was recently extended until the end of January.

Loan signing Dan Moss in action against King’s Lynn Town.
Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

Dan Moss has had his loan contract extended until January 24th 2022.

The right back has been ever-present for the Glovers, starting 13 times  since signing on-loan from Championship side Millwall on the eve of the new season.

Following the 0-0 draw at Solihull Moors, manager Darren Sarll said Moss wasn’t going anywhere and the club confirmed the 21-year-old’s re-signing today.

Moss is free to play in the FA Cup and will be available for Yeovil’s trip to Yate Town on Saturday.

It’s also Dan’s birthday today and there aren’t many presents better than signing for Yeovil.

Happy Birthday Dan!

Ben Seymour in action
Credit:Weymouth FC Flickr²

Yeovil Town have announced that loan pair Ben Seymour and Jordan Dyer have returned to Exeter following the expiry of their loan deals.

Initially signed on one-month deals from the Devon side, Glovers’ manager Darren Sarll told the Gloverscast last week, any renewals would go down to the wire, but it has now been announced that they will both return to their parent club.

Seymour made four appearances for the Glovers, including two starts whilst Jordan Dyer just made one, two-minute cameo in green and white.

With Lewis Simper being recalled by Cambridge early and Dion Pereira seemingly not coming back to complete his loan spell from Luton, it leaves just Sonny Blu Lo Everton (Watford), Dan Moss (Millwall)and Jack Robinson (Middlesbrough) as temporary additions to Darren Sarll’s side.

This weekend’s game vs Solihull represents Moss’ last game of his initial spell before he will either return to his London base or renew for a longer stint in Somerset.

We wish Jordan and Ben all the best back at St James’ Park.