Johnson strengthens Yeovil squad with loan capture of Fyvie
Yeovil Town have completed the loan signing of Wigan Athletic midfielder Fraser Fyvie until January as manager Gary Johnson bolsters numbers ahead of the visit of Brighton and Hove Albion.
The Glovers’ boss revealed yesterday that he was in the hunt for a fresh face, with the combative Scotland under-21 international emerging as his target.
Fyvie, 20, was lured south of the border a year ago by now-Everton chief Roberto Martinez having established himself in Aberdeen’s midfield and become the youngest player to score in the Scottish Premier League.
However, he has found chances limited under new manager Owen Coyle and admitted this week that he wanted a loan move to temporarily end his “demoralising” situation.
Fyvie, whose only Latics appearance this season came in the 5-0 Capital One Cup thumping by Manchester City, will fight for a starting position with Ed Upson, Joe Edwards and Cardiff City’s Joe Ralls.
Edwards shifted to right-back at Middlesbrough, while Upson is understood to have missed out on Tuesday’s friendly at Wincanton Town as a precaution following an ankle niggle.
Fyvie joins Ralls, Everton’s Shane Duffy, Wolverhampton Wanderers keeper Wayne Hennessey, Bristol City’s Liam Fontaine and Swindon Town’s Andy Williams on loan at Huish Park, with sides able to name no more than five temporary players in a match day squad.
Fontaine returned from injury to score the opening goal in Yeovil’s 8-0 drubbing of Wincanton, as the Glovers visited to commemorate new floodlights at the Toolstation Western League side’s ground.
Striker Michael Ngoo last week returned to Liverpool ahead of the end of his season-long loan, prompting fans to speculate whether Johnson was in the market for another attacker.
The Seagulls head to South Somerset tomorrow with their hosts still hunting their first home Championship victory, as well as their first league goal in open play on their own soil.