Yeovil Town go shirtless in a bid to find a sponsor

Yeovil Town players have appeared topless in their team photo in order to attract sponsorship.

The Glovers have not yet been able to secure a shirt sponsor for the 2012-13 campaign after last season's investors decided against renewing their deal.

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When it got mentioned, a lot of the lads ran straight in to the gym to get on the bench-press.

Striker Reuben Reid

Manager Gary Johnson came up with the idea and convinced the players to get involved with the stunt.

"If we haven't got a shirt sponsor then we can't wear the shirt," Johnson told BBC Somerset.

"There's been a lot of interest but we need to make sure they are paying the right sort of money to be on our shirts. It is a little bit tongue-in-cheek and it was my idea for the staff to keep their shirts on."

Johnson will have a new-look side going in to the forthcoming League One season, with nine players arriving over the summer.

New striker Reuben Reid said: "I've never experienced anything like that before. It was interesting and it was was quite funny for the lads.

"When it got mentioned, a lot of the lads ran straight in to the gym to get on the bench-press. It was a funny time."