Yeovil Town have signed Will Buse after his departure from Bristol City.
Buse was one of nine players that were included in the list of departures from Ashton Gate on Monday. The 21-year-old didn’t make a senior appearance for City but had featured for their Under-21’s and came throuh their academy.
The goalkeeper has opted to remain at Huish Park and has signed a permanent deal with the Gloves. He has signed a two-year deal with Yeovil - who will be playing in the National League South next season.
“Will is a local boy and has the club at heart so I’m really pleased to have him on board,” said manager Mark Cooper.
“He showed towards the end of the season what a competent and aggressive goalkeeper he can be. We are working towards to seeing him develop as our no.1 goalkeeper.”
Buse was mainly back-up goalkeeper at Yeovil last year. He had initially been sent back to Taunton Town for a second year after winning the Southern League Premier title but after performing well against Yeovil in a pre-season friendly, was loaned to the Somerset outfit. He made two appearances for Yeovil last year and was an unused substitute on 16 occasions.
Under-21’s midfielder Josh Owers - son of City legend Gary - was also at Yeovil this season before being released. Joe Porton was on loan at Melksham Town, meanwhile James Morton was at Bath City. Prince Henry completed the season with Bromsgrove Sporting.
As well as those who have left who are contracted, BristolLive reported that Sam Pearson is a target for newly promoted Notts County. The club are not expected to stand in the way of any move for Pearson who was on loan at Yeovil and AFC Wimbledon this year. The Wales Under-21 international will have worked under Magpies boss Luke Williams during his time as youth coach at Ashton Gate.