Yeovil Town to make decision on future of Crystal Palace's Kwesi Appiah at weekend
Yeovil Town will make a decision on Kwesi Appiah's future this weekend after revealing that Reuben Reid will remain with Plymouth Argyle for another month.
The arrival on loan of Burnley's Wes Fletcher today and temporary deals for Appiah and Reid expiring this week has left the Glovers looking to juggle numbers.
However, Reid will continue his stay in Devon whilst Yeovil boss Gary Johnson will discuss Appiah's situation with parent club Crystal Palace following the final game of his deal on Saturday against Tranmere Rovers.
The 22-year-old has started just once for the Glovers since arriving at the end of January, lasting little over an hour of their 2-0 midweek defeat at Colchester United.
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Johnson said: "With Kwesi it means we have got to make a decision at the weekend. Probably Crystal Palace won't be that happy that one of their players has come here and not played many games.
"They will understand, of course, as we have been on an eight-game winning run and certainly weren't losing. They will understand you wouldn't change your team because of that.
"But we gave him an opportunity and we will have to talk to him and the club to see whether they are happy to do that again if that happens. They need him playing games, it's just whether we can give him those games."
Reid is yet to score in six npower League Two appearances for Argyle but Johnson said hitting the net will help him get more from the loan.
"Reuben is staying with Plymouth," he said. "They want to keep him for another month as far as I know. All that was agreed yesterday as far as me and they manager at Plymouth (John Sheridan) were concerned.
"The two secretaries have made contact and he is happy to stay there because it gets him games. He needs to get a goal because that will build his confidence and bring up his reputation again a little bit.
"It looks like he will be staying there for another month and we have got instant recall when it come to the second month."
Johnson compared Fletcher – 21 today - to former Bristol City frontman Steve Brooker, adding a former Glover was pivotal in his switch south.
"He is a strong lad and a willing runner and he will shut people down when he needs to," said the Yeovil boss.
"He's a bustling centre forward that I feel we haven't got. He needs that opportunity to show what he can do, Burnley have been kind enough to allow us to have a good look at him.
"Simon Weatherstone, recruitment officer at Burnley, played for me at Yeovil and he knows what we are looking for."
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