Fulham defender Dan Burn extends loan stay at Yeovil Town
Yeovil Town have received a double boost ahead of tomorrow's trip to Leyton Orient with Nathan Ralph returning to fitness and Dan Burn extending his loan.
Full back Ralph could make the bench for the Johnstone's Paint Trophy area semi-final at the Matchroom Stadium, whilst Fulham defender Burn will remain with the Glovers until May.
Centre half Burn first arrived at Huish Park in September on a youth loan that could now be turned into an emergency deal following his 21st birthday on May 9 if Yeovil reach the play-offs.
Manager Gary Johnson said: "We had to do a little bit of negotiating with Fulham today and sometimes that doesn't always happen when you were hoping it was.
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"We had fingers crossed because we don't want to lose Dan Burn and Dan Burn doesn't want to lose us so the deal was done and he will stay on a youth loan until he's over 21.
"At that point if we do manage to get anywhere near the playoffs then touchwood we can do another deal with Fulham for an emergency loan for that period of time.
"His long term future for this season is with us, which is fantastic and we appreciate Fulham's thoughts. I think they're happy as well that he's happy and that's the main thing."
Former Peterborough United youngster Ralph last year required surgery on a cyst that tore knee cartilage and is back in contention following a bright start to life in green and white.
"It is a long time coming but he had a massive injury, it was a big tear of his knee and he had to have it re-sewn - or whatever the medical term is - and that takes quite some time to heal.
"The big thing about him is that he has worked unbelievably hard to keep his fitness so that when he came back from the injury he was still very fit.
"He has grown up, he's got bigger and he's got stronger in that time. Lewis Young is not a million miles away now either but those two have really worked their socks off and they come back stronger."