Yeovil Town have announced the signing of experienced goalkeeper Stuart Nelson on a contract until the end of the 2017/18 season, confirmed by BBC Sport.

The 36-year-old arrives having most recently been with Sky Bet League One outfit Gillingham, where he made over 220 appearances.

Spending more than a decade in the EFL, Nelson has also enjoyed spells with Brentford, Leyton Orient, Norwich City and Notts County, as well as a stint north of the border with Aberdeen in the Scottish Premier League.

Nelson is available for Saturday’s league meeting with Carlisle United at Huish Park and has chosen squad number 25.

The former Brentford and Notts County keeper joins Yeovil as cover after Artur Krysiak was ruled out for the season with a serious knee injury. The diagnosis of Krysiak’s posterior cruciate ligament injury means the keeper’s season is over having featured in every minute of action prior to last Saturday.

He will compete with Jonny Maddison for a place and could feature in Saturday’s League Two game against Carlisle. Young goalkeeper Jonny Maddison joined on a free transfer from Leicester City in July 2016. He’s featured in all six of Town’s 2016/17 Checkatrade Trophy game and made five league outings in Artur Krysiak’s absence.

At the weekend the Glovers suffered their first defeat in six in an afternoon to forget at the Lamex Stadium in Sky Bet League Two.

Having not conceded a goal in their last four league outings, Town conceded two in the first-half at the Lamex Stadium.

Luke Amos’ 25-yard strike put the hosts ahead, before Jonathan Smith doubled Stevenage’s lead in additional time with another shot from outside the box.

Danny Newton rifled home a third Boro goal just a minute after the restart. Ben Kennedy added a fourth on 58 minutes to put the result beyond doubt, making Ryan Seager’s first goal for his hometown club little more than a consolation.

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