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Yeovil to sign young Spurs duo

Terry Skiverton
Skiverton took over as player-manager in February.

Yeovil Town are set to complete the double signing of Ryan Mason and Steven Caulker on loan from Tottenham.

18-year-old striker Mason scored 29 goals in 31 appearances for Spurs' under-18 side last season.

Central defender Caulker, just 17, signed his first professional contract at White Hart Lane in July.

"Harry Redknapp has been kind enough to lend us two new starlets that they have big hopes for in the future," manager Terry Skiverton told BBC Somerset.

"Ryan has got a phenomenal strike rate and has been on the radar.

"He and Steven came down and trained with us last year with a view to taking them this year, so we've kept the relationship going with Tottenham and are pleased to have them on board."

Last season Yeovil loaned striker Jon Obika and winger Andros Townsend from White Hart Lane and their contributions were significant in keeping the club in League One. Skiverton says his relationship with Spurs manager Harry Redknapp goes back some time.

"I knew Harry's father, and he used to watch me play when I was younger in the East London area. Harry has also come down here in pre-season with Portsmouth."

Yeovil still have to sign a keeper before the season starts and have taken two on trial for their pre-season tournament in North Devon.

Skiverton added: "Richard Martin has just been released by Manchester City and Arran Lee-Barrett has just left Hartlepool. We'll give them a chance to stake a claim. "

Strikers Dean Bowditch, Sam Williams and Hamdi Razak as well as defender Niall McArdle have also joined the squad.

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