Exclusive: Charlton and Coventry among clubs chasing Alex Lacey

John Marquis of Doncaster Rovers and Nathan Smith (L) and Alex Lacey of Yeovil Town in action

HITC Sport understands several clubs are chasing Yeovil Town defender, including Charlton Athletic and Coventry City.

John Marquis of Doncaster Rovers and Nathan Smith (L) and Alex Lacey of Yeovil Town in actionJohn Marquis of Doncaster Rovers and Nathan Smith and Alex Lacey (R) of Yeovil Town in action

A number of League One and League Two clubs are weighing up a move for Yeovil Town star Alex Lacey on a free transfer, HITC Sport understands from sources close to the club.

Lacey enjoyed an impressive season for Yeovil in League Two this season, making 47 appearances in all competitions and establishing himself as a key man in Darren Way's side.

The 23-year-old saw his performances recognised after sweeping the board at Yeovil's annual end of season Player of the Year awards.

Gillingham's Bradley Garmston in action with Yeovil's Alex LaceyGillingham's Bradley Garmston in action with Yeovil's Alex Lacey

Lacey is out of contract at Huish Park next month and although Yeovil are desperate to tie down the centre-back to a new deal his suitors have been alerted to his possible availability on a free transfer.

Lacey's form at Yeovil has not gone unnoticed among rival clubs with the likes of League One duo Charlton Athletic and Oxford United as well as League Two pair Coventry City and Bristol Rovers all expressing an interest in his services.

Lacey began his career at Luton Town before joining Yeovil in the summer of 2015 and he has made 72 appearances for the Glovers since his arrival.

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