Wes Fletcher arrives to help out Yeovil Town
Yeovil Town have swooped to sign Burnley striker Wes Fletcher, while allowing their forward Reuben Reid to remain at Plymouth Argyle for another month.
Manager Gary Johnson revealed he attempted to sign the imposing 21-year-old ahead of Tuesday's 2-0 npower League One defeat at Colchester United but had to be patient to add him to the squad to face Tranmere Rovers tomorrow.
Comparing Fletcher – who has joined on a month's loan – to former Bristol City target man Steve Brooker, Johnson said: "He is a strong lad and a willing runner, and he will shut people down when he needs to. He's a bustling centre-forward that I feel we haven't got.
"He needs that opportunity to show what he can do, and Burnley have been kind enough to allow us to have a good look at him. Simon Weatherstone, the recruitment officer at Burnley, played for me at Yeovil and he knows what we're looking for. We've seen him a few times and I feel he will bring a lot."
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As for Reid's extension with Argyle, Johnson added: "They want to keep him for another month, as far as I know. All that was agreed yesterday as far as me and the manager at Plymouth [John Sheridan] were concerned.
"Reuben is happy to stay there because it gets him games. He needs to get a goal because that will build his confidence and bring up his reputation again a little bit."
The Glovers will also make a decision on the future of Crystal Palace's Kwesi Appiah when his loan ends next week. The striker has started just once for Yeovil in a month. "Probably, Palace won't be that happy that one of their players has come here and not played many games," Johnson admitted.