Glovers swoop for Rocastle
By Simon Fudge
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Yeovil Town have beaten Swindon Town to the loan signing of Craig Rocastle.
Yeovil Town have swooped to take Sheffield Wednesday midfielder Craig Rocastle from under the noses of West Country rivals Swindon Town.
The 24-year-old will now spend the rest of the season on loan at Huish Park, despite news on Wednesday that he agreed a move to The County Ground instead.
However, a hitch in the loan deal that was to take him to Iffy Onuora's side meant the former Chelsea player opted for an opportunity with Steve Thompson's Glovers.
"There were a few things that didn't work out with the Swindon deal, so Yeovil came in at the 11th hour and moved the goalposts," Sheffield Wednesday boss Paul Sturrock told his club's official website.
"I'm thankful he is going to start getting games before the end of the season."
Rocastle is sure to provide a midfield boost to Thompson's midfield, as the Somerset club try and maintain their League One status in their first season in the division.
The news left a bitter taste in the mouth of Swindon's deputy chairman Mark Devlin.
"The hitch was resolved and the player had given his word to sign for us," Devlin told Swindon's official website.
"We are very disappointed to say the least."