Taunton Tom

VERSATILE Academy graduate Tom Purrington has joined Southern League Premier South promotion chasers Taunton Town on a youth loan deal.

Purrington, 19, had been on-loan at the division's bottom side, Dorchester Town, for most of the current campaign, putting in a number of impressive performances, including bagging a hat-trick in the Dorset Senior Cup against Hamworthy United.

Upon expiry of his most recent loan extension with the Magpies, Tom has been picked up by Taunton, on the fringe of the play-offs, to bolster their ranks for the remainder of the season.