Glovers land young Hammer
By Simon Fudge. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Yeovil Town have signed West Ham United left back Chris Cohen on a month's loan.
The 18-year-old, who can also play in midfield, joined The Glovers on Saturday but did not appear in their 1-1 FA Cup draw at League Two side Macclesfield Town.
The move comes after League One rivals Bournemouth and West Ham had initially agreed a season-long loan for Cohen in the summer, but the deal failed to go through in the end.
Huish Park boss Steve Thompson revealed Cohen's arrival in Somerset could bring about a permanent arrangement to the deal.
"We've signed Chris because I felt that we only had three central midfielders at the club in a squad of 26 and we need some cover in that position," Thompson told the club's official website.
"It also gives both ourselves and Chris the opportunity to look at each other during the month, which is a good thing.
"Every player brought in on a month's loan is with a view to a permanent move because if a player comes in and impresses during that month, the chances are you may well want to sign him.
"Obviously, though, it all depends on West Ham as well.
"They didn't want Chris cup tied which shows that he is not that far away from the team and highly rated."