The club can confirm that Jay Foulston has signed on loan for Yeovil Town with a view to a permanent move. The popular 23 year old signed for the Peacocks in the summer of 2020 and will go down in club folklore as the man who scored the title winning goal to promote Taunton to the National League South last year. His tendency to score special goals also won him the Goal Of The Season award two seasons running although his campaign was cut short earlier this year after suffering a nasty injury at Welling. However he has fought back to fitness for this season and to date has amassed 102 full and 3 sub appearances for Town whilst finding the net 10 times.

Jay told us:” I just want to say a massive thank you to all the players, staff and fans for the last 3/4 years. It wasn’t an easy decision to leave but I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to play full time football again as that’s always the goal for me. Had some great memories and experiences at Taunton. Wish the club nothing but the best for the rest of the season and future. Met some amazing people and friends for life, thank you once again!”

Head of Football Rob Dray added:” Jay has been magnificent for us and has provided some magical times. I think it’s important we reflect on those and also his opportunity to get back into full time football which is impossible to turn down. I will personally miss him as a person and as a player he has been faultless. Yeovil have got themselves a special player and lad.”

Although Peacocks fans are going to be naturally disappointed, Chairman Kevin Sturmey gave some background to the move, commenting:” We knew that with a number of full time clubs in our league and with some quite close geographically, we expected approaches for players. In fact, if we weren’t getting approaches, we should be disappointed as we have some fantastic players who deserve the chance to get back into full time football. Jay deserves his chance and I have always said we would never stand in the way of any player getting an opportunity to move into full time football. With crowds under 800 we have to balance the books as turnstiles are just not providing enough income towards wages and this means utilising the loan and transfer market. Some of the squad have been very unlucky not to stay in the professional game but while it is always hard to see players go there will always be plenty of players to choose from, with 99% of second year professionals released. For me this is very frustrating as I have hit all personal targets for the club in terms of sponsorship but due to the lack of home games in October and November it has created even more financial pressure than normal.”