Bristol City have today confirmed the departure of full-back Brendan Moloney to Yeovil Town.
Moloney was signed by former Bristol City boss Sean O’Driscoll in January 2013 from Nottingham Forest. The right-back experienced relegation with the Robins making 17 appearances for the club during the 2012/13 season. He has gone on to make a further 37 appearances at Ashton Gate but has been deemed surplus to requirements by Bristol City boss Steve Cotterill.
Moloney’s move to Yeovil makes him the second player to switch between the two clubs in the space of 24 hours. Yeovil’s versatile defender Luke Ayling recently joined Bristol City after the two clubs agreed a compensation deal. The two deals were both made separately to each other despite being agreed so close together.
“We began talking to Brendan without the knowledge that Bristol City were interested in Luke. We didn’t know about Luke’s potential move until just under a week ago.” Yeovil Town boss Gary Johnson told the Somerset club’s official website.
The move is seen as mutually beneficial for all parties involved in the two deals. For Bristol City it allows them to move on a back-up squad player now that Ayling has joined Mark Little in club’s right-back ranks. For Yeovil Town they have secured a player who has performed at Championship level to replace one of their stars of recent seasons.
Brendan Moloney becomes Yeovil Town’s eighth summer signing in a busy pre-season following relegation from the Championship. The defender has agreed a two-year deal to play at Huish Park. Yeovil kick-off their League One campaign at the Keepmoat Stadium against Doncaster Rovers on August 9th.