Joel Grant chose Yeovil after speaking to Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy

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Winger Joel Grant has confirmed that he held talks with Ipswich Town boss Mick McCarthy prior to making a switch from Wycombe to Yeovil.

The 25-year-old, who joins the newly-promoted Glovers in the Championship on a free transfer after his deal expired, 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 he 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.”

It’s understood that the Blues are now close to sealing a swap deal for Bristol City winger Paul Anderson, with transfer-listed Jay Emmanuel-Thomas going to the League One side as part of the deal.

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Elsewhere, the Hounslow Chronicle have reported that Brentford have granted Doncaster Rovers permission to take winger Harry Forrester on trial with view to a permanent switch. The EADT and Ipswich Star understands that the Blues had been closely tracking the young Bees starlet last season, but that their interest cooled towards the end of the campaign.

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