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Yeovil Town sign midfielder Alex Russell from Bath City

Alex Russell
Russell began his professional career at Rochdale in 1994

Yeovil boss Terry Skiverton has added to his growing squad with the signing of Bath City midfielder Alex Russell.

Russell, 37, is Yeovil's fifth signing of the transfer window, following deals for Richard Martin, Paul Wotton, Max Ehmer and Stephen Henderson.

And Skiverton is hopeful there will be more to come, with a move for a striker at an advanced stage.

"Until it's all done and he's played his first game you can't count your chickens," he told BBC Somerset.

"The ones you've got your eye on are always the ones other people have their eye on. We hope we can get him in, get it done and get him signed."

Shaun MacDonald and John Sullivan have been exemplary in the way they have acted and conducted themselves

Yeovil manager Terry Skiverton

Much-travelled midfielder Russell arrives from Blue Square Premier side Bath, where he appeared in 12 games and was instrumental in their climb away from relegation zone. His deal at Yeovil runs to the end of the season.

The veteran of 10 clubs including Rochdale, Torquay and Bristol City scored two goals at Bath and appeared in just two defeats in those dozen outings.

The move has been on the cards in the run-up to the transfer window as Russell has been training full-time with the Glovers since signing a short-term deal with Bath following his release from Exeter in the summer.

Yeovil secured their first league victory in almost three months with a 1-0 win against MK Dons on Bank Holiday Monday, and Skiverton also confirmed that match was the last game at the club for Shaun MacDonald and John Sullivan.

Swansea midfielder MacDonald, who was in his third loan spell at Huish Park, and Millwall stopper Sullivan both played 17 games for the club.

"They have been exemplary in the way they have acted and conducted themselves," said Skiverton.

"They've been a credit to their host club. When you've people like that fighting for the cause it makes my job easier. They're good people and good players."



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