DANNY SCHOFIELD is set to sign for Town’s League I rivals Yeovil – after taking advice from his Galpharm teammate Phil Jevons.
While fellow free agent Chris Brandon is being linked with Bradford, sources in the West country suggest Schofield is to sign a pre-contract agreement at Huish Park.
Yeovil boss Russell Slade has long been an admirer of the 28-year-old, offering £50,000 to sign him last summer.
And he was quick to invite him down for talks after Schofield confirmed his intention to seek a fresh challenge back in February.
Jevons spent two seasons at Yeovil between 2004-06 before switching to Bristol City, and has nothing but praise for the club where he scored 45 goals in 95 games.
“It’s a friendly and well-run club and it’s a great part of the country to live in. I really enjoyed my time there,” said the Liverpudlian striker.
“Danny has asked me about the place and I’ve told him what I know. I think he’ll be happy down there and like everyone, I wish him all the best.
“Danny’s situation has been well documented, and it’s not so much a new club he’s after as a life change, which is what he’ll get.”
Doncaster-based Schofield, who ends a decade’s service with Town, made his 289th appearance for the club in Saturday’s 1-0 final-day win at Luton.
He was given a rousing send off by the travelling fans, and Jevons added: “That’s testament to the kind of service he’s given.
“They’ve been great towards him ever since news of his intention to leave emerged, and I know he’s appreciated it.
“Moving clubs is part and parcel of football, but it’s still going to seem strange seeing him play for someone else next season.”
While Schofield’s switch seems certain, fellow midfielder Brandon has said he’d be happy to talk to Bradford City after being released by Town yesterday.
The 32-year-old, who played 148 times in four years for Town, scoring 14 goals, lives in Bradford, having started out with non-league Park Avenue.
“I’m open to offers at the moment and I’d be happy to talk to Bradford if they are interested,” said the former Torquay and Chesterfield man.
“I’ve been left in limbo a little bit as Gerry Murphy wanted to keep me at Huddersfield but the new manager has come in and made his decision, even though he’s never seen me play.”
A boyhood Bradford fan, Brandon added: “My agent has been contacted by about a dozen clubs, so we’ll just have to wait and see what happens.”