Ollie Bassett: Yeovil Town teenager breaks record

Ollie Bassett
Ollie Bassett was born on 6 March, 1998

Yeovil Town manager Paul Sturrock has praised Ollie Bassett after he become the youngest player to represent the Glovers in the Football League.

His appearance, aged 17 years, 6 months and 13 days, broke the previous record held by defender Steven Caulker who was older by just 26 days.

Midfielder Bassett made his debut against Crawley Town in Saturday's 1-0 victory and played 73 minutes.

"He gave it everything," Sturrock told BBC Radio Bristol.

"We are asking a 17-year-old lad, who has never tasted anything like that to go out there and play in a very difficult position to learn and he did not look out of sorts."

Harry Cornick, who scored the only goal of Saturday's game, was also impressed by the youngster.

"When he gets on the ball he is great player, you know something is going to happen," Cornick said.

"He only joined us on Thursday and he tore training up so we can all see he's got a bit of talent. Hopefully he can keep improving and knuckle down as he has a great future ahead of him."