Grant reveals McCarthy snub

Joel Grant has revealed he snubbed an approach from Ipswich Town in favour of signing for their Championship rivals Yeovil Town.

Last Updated: 28/06/13 at 22:43 Post Comment

Joel Grant: Looking forward to taking on a new challenge at Yeovil

Joel Grant: Looking forward to taking on a new challenge at Yeovil

The 25-year-old has linked up with the Glovers after seeing his contract run out at Wycombe Wanderers.

He had various options to consider after dropping into the free agent pool, with a number of second tier sides prepared to put terms to him.

Grant admits he discussed a move to Portman Road with Ipswich boss Mick McCarthy, but is delighted to have made his way to Huish Park.

He told the Western Gazette: "There's been a bit of interest, so I've heard from my agent. I was lucky enough to meet Mick McCarthy and he's an excellent manager.

"But, at the end of the day, Yeovil have shown a keen interest right from the beginning of the close season and it's one that I have decided to take them up on.

"I know it's going to be tough for everyone, but we will all give it a good go and that is something I want to be part of - trying to keep Yeovil in the Championship.

"It was the work ethic of the team that attracted me, as well as the fact they earned promotion last season and the manager (Gary Johnson).

"Speaking to him reminded me of Gareth Ainsworth at Wycombe Wanderers, because he's strong on work ethic and it's something I have improved in my game in recent years."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

think Finnegans Wake would have been a better reference point than Ulysses. Far more rambling and incomprehensible.

debra2927
Football People On TV: Garth Crooks

I

f I recall correctly, Degsy predicted a 100/1 shot correctly the week after his 150/1 Blackpool 4 - 3 Bolton call. I stuck a fiver on it as an idle bet. Paid for a stag do in Munich. Heady days...

baldini
Backing Hull To Beat United 2-1...

R

odgers prefers Joe Allen to Lucas? If this is true then I'm setting aside a fortnight to finally learn the rules of American Football and I'll give up on real football.

godzilla
The Jammy Gossip

Footer 365

Emmanuel Adebayor's Tottenham future to be talked over after season

Mauricio Pochettino says no decision has yet been made over striker Emmanuel Adebayor's future at White Hart Lane.

Mauricio Pochettino keen Harry Kane has rest before next season

Mauricio Pochettino is hopeful Harry Kane will not be overworked this summer and affect his plans for the early part of next season.

Jose Mourinho regrets saying there was campaign against Chelsea

Jose Mourinho regrets previous comments that Chelsea were a victim of a campaign against his side to influence referees.

Mail Box

Only One Real Manager Of The Year

Winning the Premier League with the best squad in the Premier League is only par; Ronald Koeman did a whole lot better. Plus, the last word on Raheem and...

Don't Slate Sterling For Ambition...

Raheem Sterling deserves credit for his desire to quit Liverpool, according to one mailboxer. Also: why football should not be compared to business and Degsy's latest spot of bother...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company