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Yeovil boss Gary Johnson expecting departures at the club

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Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson has told BBC Sport that he is expecting goalkeeper Marek Stech and defenders Luke Ayling and Byron Webster to leave the club.

All three players played a key part in the clubs promotion to the championship in the 2012/13 league campaign and impressed in the Championship this season despite the clubs relegation.

Goalkeeper Marek Stech joined the club in 2012 from Premier League side West Ham and the 24-year old became the first choice keeper at the club. He is currently in his second stint at the club and has recently been given a call up to the Czech Republic squad. As a result of this call up he wants to play at a higher level than League One next season hence why Johnson expects him to leave.

Czech Republic international Marek Stech is expected to leave the club

Czech Republic international Marek Stech is expected to leave the club

Former Arsenal trainee Luke Ayling has spent the last four years at the club and has impressed and developed as the seasons have gone by. He was subject to a few bids in the January transfer window but he rejected all those offers to stay at Yeovil. However, now it seems he wants out of the club following their relegation.

Defender Byron Webster joined the club having been personally brought in by Johnson – whom he played under with Northampton beforehand – for a free transfer in 2012. Since joining the club he has made 98 appearances for the club whilst scoring nine goals. After an impressive season it is expected for the 27-year old to leave the club once his contract expires.

Johnson told BBC Somerset“I’d be surprised if Marek came back. He’s ready in his head to move on. It’s the same with Byron and Luke.

“With Luke, the only good thing will be that he’s under 24 so we’ll be due some compensation. Hopefully he’ll go to Real Madrid and then the compensation will be quite high,” he said in a jokingly manner.

He then added, “However, they’ve all been made offers and if things don’t happen for them, then we’re there for them.”


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