WAY SO CHUFFED AS YEOVIL MAKE IT A DOUBLE
DARREN Way has dipped his toes in the transfer market to bolster his Yeovil squad in the race to beat the drop, bringing in youngsters Josh Grant and Alex Dobre for the remainder of the season.
The League Two outfit were perched perilously on the fringes of the relegation zone ahead of this weekend’s action, three points ahead of Macclesfield and Notts County.
And Way therefore leapt at the chance when he found out that Chelsea Under-23 captain Grant was available for a shortterm deal.
“Josh is powerful, athletic and has a good personality,” said Way.
“This is a great opportunity for him to get regular first-team football and I’m pleased to have brought him in.”
The 20-year-old offers a sturdy presence across the back four, with experience lifting silverware at both domestic and international level, FA Youth Cup and Under-19s European Championship winners’ medals glistening in his cabinet.
Along with Grant, Way has also seen fit to add to his attacking options, bringing in Dobre from Bournemouth – a Romanian Under-21 international – as the Glovers look for a boost in front of goal.
The winger, 20, joins for his third loan spell away from the Cherries, having turned out for Bury and Rochdale last season.
Dobre had signed a new deal with Eddie Howe’s side in May and featured for the Cherries during pre-season.
But Way admitted that securing the starlet’s signature hadn’t been easy going as interest stirred.
“It’s taken a lot of hard work and consideration from AFC Bournemouth to get this deal over the line,” said Way.
“I’d like to thank Eddie Howe for allowing an international talent to continue his development with us.”
CHANCE: Josh Grant