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Yeovil boss Skiverton sets up Twitter scouting network

Yeovil Town boss Terry Skiverton has launched a Twitter scouting network.

Former Chelsea player Skiverton has urged fans of the hard-up League One side to act as amateur scouts and submit any potential signings on the social networking site.

And the move has already reaped rewards as Skiverton has attracted more than 1,700 followers and uncovered two potential signings.

Skiverton told BBC Somerset: "It's not a bit of fun for me - it's serious business.

"I can't afford a scouting system. I've got 1,700 followers and out of that I've got quite a few names and there's been some interesting ones."

He continued: "There's been so many players who have come through and we are following a couple of those leads.

"There was one or two that I had glossed over, that I've come back to.

"I think it gives the supporters a bit of fun as well as I've had supporters go through non-league annuals, going out and watching games saying 'what about this player?'.

"I'd like to thank the supporters for adding a bit of amateur scouting, it's worked out really well for us."

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