Keeper arrival means manager revisits project
GLOVERS' boss Gary Johnson believes he can now finish a project he started at Northampton Town having signed a keeper he first teamed up with at Sixfields.
Chris Dunn joined Manchester United loanee Sam Johnstone at Burnley on Saturday for their first match day as Yeovil Town players.
England youth international Johnstone has agreed a three-month loan switch to cover for the injured Marek Stech, whilst former Cobbler Dunn will provide back-up following his release from Sky Bet League One side Coventry City.
Dunn is a familiar face to Johnson and former Northampton duo Byron Webster and Liam Davis, with the Glovers' boss keen to continue work that began during his spell with the League Two outfit.
Johnson said: "We had to make sure that we had cover in case that (Johnstone deal) didn't happen. Chris Dunn is someone who I know well from Northampton. He went to Coventry from us and we missed him.
"Now we've got back Chris Dunn, Webby and Liam Davis, they are sort of a project that I can now finish. He's a decent keeper as well and he's a brave keeper. We're at the level now where we've got to bring in a squad, and not take a chance by just going with the one goalkeeper.
"Even though Gareth (Stewart) does well, and he's a great shot-stopper, he'll be a great coach for those two lads and I'm pleased to bring them in now."
Johnstone - who boasts League One experience with Walsall and Scunthorpe United - was drafted in following fellow loan target Wayne Hennessey's injury on international duty.
The keeper said: "All this happened late on Friday. I met the team in the hotel, which wasn't far from Manchester. It happened quickly and I was straight into the game. It's a good move and I'm glad I'm here to get the experience.
"I've played against the club before and the most recent one was at Huish Park at the end of last season, with the 0-0 for Walsall. I'm still trying to get used to lads' names and stuff but they are a good bunch, as are the manager and staff. They've welcomed me in well so far."
United will allow Johnstone to play for the Glovers in Tuesday's Capital One Cup clash with Birmingham City.