Stewart set for Glovers
By Simon Fudge. Last Updated: January 1, 1970 1:00am
Marcus Stewart is set to make a permanent move to Yeovil Town after terminating his contract with West Country rivals Bristol City.
The former Bristol Rovers, Huddersfield Town, Ipswich Town and Sunderland hit-man leaves Ashton Gate after an ill-fated spell with The Robins.
After being signed by former City boss Brian Tinnion in the summer of 2005, the 34-year-old made just 18 starts for the club, and spent part of last season on loan at Championship club Preston North End.
After failing to earn a start under Gary Johnson this season, Stewart joined Yeovil on an initial three-month loan in late August.
His performances have impressed Russell Slade's side enough to prompt the Somerset outfit to make a permanent move for the goalscorer, with Stewart set to sign a contract until the summer of 2008 with the Huish Park club.
The Glovers have called a press conference for Friday afternoon, where it is expected that Stewart's permanent switch is confirmed.
The news comes as Slade suffered a major injury blow to his squad, with midfielder Paul Terry now ruled out for the rest of the season with a cruciate knee ligament injury.
The former Dagenham & Redbridge man suffered the injury in last Saturday's 3-2 defeat at Rotherham United, with Terry needing an operation to correct the problem.
"Paul Terry's injury is exceptionally serious," Slade told Yeovil's official website.
"He has unfortunately damaged his cruciate ligament, and will need surgery, and by all intents and purposes will be out for the remainder of the season."
The Glovers have also lost Mark Lynch for at least six to seven weeks with a serious knee injury after the defender limped out of training on Monday.