YOUNG Yeovil Town fan Chelsey Bratherton was left devastated when her favourite player, Gavin Williams, left Huish Park for West Ham United at the end of last year (writes Steve Sowden).

Chelsey was a huge fan of Williams and his departure left her in tears -- but now dad Stewart, treasurer of the Yeovil Town Independent Supporters' Association, has come to the rescue!

Stew said: "When Gav left Yeovil for West Ham, Chelsey was heartbroken and was inconsolable for weeks.

"But on Monday I got the chance to attend the Championship Play-Off between West Ham and Preston North End and she asked if I could try and get Gav to sign her beloved Yeovil away shirt that bears his name."

Stewart, who was at the game as a member of a military party, had virtually unlimited access to the Millennium Stadium and he was sat close to the West Ham bench where Williams watched the game unfold.

"I managed to get Gav to sign her Yeovil shirt and I explained to him how Chelsey had been so upset when he left the club," he said.

"Gav obviously felt touched by this because when he returned after the half-time interval, he handed me his Number 35 West Ham shirt which he had also autographed for Chelsey."

And Stew joked: "My daughter is now the happiest girl in Yeovil and I'm now the best dad in the world!"

Yeovil Town have congratulated Williams and West Ham on their play-off success and wish them well for next season and the Premiership.