Month: June 2017

New date for Morecambe away

The fixture at the Globe Arena was originally scheduled for the final Saturday of the calendar year but will now take place on Friday, December 29th (7.45pm). 

Darren Way’s side will now have an additional day to prepare for the New Year’s Day clash with Crawley Town at Huish Park.

The Glovers’ last encounter at Morecambe ended in a 3-1 victory courtesy of a screamer from Matt Butcher, and goals from defensive duo Alex Lacey and Bevis Mugabi.

Way discusses his loan plans

The 37-year-old has utilised the loan system well since taking over as manager in December 2015, forming good relationships with Premier League sides such as Bournemouth, Swansea City, Tottenham Hotspur and West Brom.

Way welcomed nine loanees to the club last season and is confident of using the market successfully again in the near future.

He said in his extended interview with BBC Somerset: “We all know I’ve used the loan system well in my year-and-a-half in charge with the likes of Liam Walsh, Connor Roberts, Liam Shephard, Ben Whitfield and Matt Butcher proving invaluable.

“Ryan Hedges unfortunately did too well and we lost him within four months of a year loan so we have to make sure if that’s the case this year we have replacements lined up.

“The targets that we’re looking at, the Premier League managers will want to look at them in pre-season too because they need numbers. Some we took last season went on trips with their first-teams.

“I was very lucky to get Hedges and Shephard from Swansea City from the start of the season and I’ll probably look at getting two before the season starts.

“Hopefully the club will be kind to us and allow that to happen and for the other targets we may have to be more patient.

“I have to make sure I do my homework because the loans are so important and I have to make sure they’re the right player.”

Big thank you to the board – Way

To date, Town’s boss has brought four players to the club, with two commanding a transfer fee.

Attacking duo Rhys Browne and Jake Gray arrived at Huish Park for undisclosed amounts, while Connor Smith, a back-to-back promotion winner, and experienced defender Stephane Zubar have joined on frees.

As well as the new recruits, Way has been able to tie down members of last season’s crop on two-year deals. 

Otis Khan, Jonny Maddison, Bevis Mugabi, Francois Zoko and Tom James are now under contract until the summer of 2019, while long-serving Glover Nathan Smith has signed for another campaign.

“Everything’s good. I’m very, very pleased with the signings that we’ve made so far,” Way said in his extended interview with BBC Somerset.

“I only had three players in contract but I didn’t want to panic with the decisions we and the players had to make.

“You end up getting to where you want to be and unfortunately you may lose one or two when there are players out of contract but from the football club’s point of view, the board of directors and the chairman have allowed a number of players to sign two-year contracts now which is very, very pleasing.

He continued: “It’s a very big step forward for the football club. The board have supported me in bringing in four players so far and have helped with the finances so everything at the moment is very, very positive.

“As much as I can explain to the board of directors that these are good players who have had success, you have to pay the market value and I have to say a big thank you to them to help secure these players’ services considering there was a lot of interest from other clubs.”

Venue change for Rovers friendly

The Glovers were due to travel to the Memorial Stadium to play the Sky Bet League One outfit but the venue has been changed due to ongoing pitch renovation at Rovers ahead of the 2017/18 campaign.

Darren Way’s side met the Pirates in the Checkatrade Trophy group stage last season, playing out a goalless draw before suffering defeat on penalties.

Tickets will go on sale on Monday, July 3rd and are priced at £6 for adults, £3 for seniors and 16-21-year-olds, while under-16s go free.

The club would like to advise supporters to book in advance. Fans can purchase online, by phone on 01935 847888 or in person at the ticket office.

New kits to go on sale next week

Revealed earlier this month, the new kits are currently being checked through customs having been dispatched by manufacturer Sondico.

With the new shirts priced at £40 for adults and £30 for juniors, fans will be able to get their hands on both the new home and away strips next week.

Further updates will follow and we thank you for your patience.  

Social media reaction: Stephane Zubar

Here’s the best social media reaction to the defender’s move.

Facebook:

David Elson – “Big, strong, experienced. Can’t argue with that. Welcome on board Stephane.”

Tom Spicer – “Stephane is a beast! Welcome to YTFC! ”

Paul Beastie Baker – “Finally, someone with experience that can ‘get stuck in’ a bit!”

Twitter:

I’m ready to smash it – Zubar

The twice-capped Guadeloupe international has signed for the 2017/18 season, reinforcing the Glovers defence.

The 30-year-old began his career in France before enjoying spells in England with Plymouth Argyle and Bournemouth, where he was part of the squad which rose from Sky Bet League One to the Premier League.

After a stint away from the EFL for personal reasons, the defender is pleased to have put pen to paper at Huish Park.

“I’m happy to get back into the Football League again,” he told YTFC’s official YouTube channel

“Last season the gaffer (Darren Way) tried to sign me but we both agreed it wasn’t the right time to join the club, so we spoke again this summer and I’m very pleased.

“I was very busy last year for personal reasons, but now I feel like I’m ready to smash it.”

With pre-season fast approaching the experienced defender will join up with his new team-mates in early July.

Having known Way for a number of years, the former Cherries man is excited to work with Town’s boss.

“We’ve known each other for a long time – six years. It was an easy option (to join),” he said

“I told my missus there were only two teams I would play for – Portsmouth or Yeovil – so I was happy when Yeovil rang and said they were still interested, so I said ‘yeah, bingo!’.

“You can see they’ve signed good players and I know a few of the lads here – Francois Zoko I know very well – and I also know the staff which I think is important.

“They’re trying to achieve something here and of course I want to be a part of it.”

Are you interested in sponsoring Stephane for the 2017/18 campaign? Please contact Commercial Manager Dave Linney on 01935 847872 or email dlinney@ytfc.net for more information.

Experienced defender Zubar joins Town

The 30-year-old, who can play at right-back or centre-back, will the Glovers from July 1st.

Zubar has gained a wealth of experience in English football after starting out at French club Caen. 

He moved to Plymouth Argyle in 2010 after loan spells with Pau and Brussels, and a permanent stint at Romanian side Vaslui.

The twice-capped Guadeloupe international made 34 appearances for the Pilgrims, scoring two goals, in his debut year at Home Park before transferring to Bournemouth. 

Zubar spent five seasons with the Cherries enjoying back-to-back promotions and had three enjoyable loan spells.

“In any team you need experience and Stephane has it in abundance,” boss Darren Way told YTFC.net.

“He is very honest and hardworking. We’re looking forward to seeing him in the green and white.

“He was a very popular at Bournemouth and I’m sure he’ll be a favourite here.”

Are you interested in sponsoring Stephane for the 2017/18 campaign? Please contact Commercial Manager Dave Linney on 01935 847872 or email dlinney@ytfc.net for more information.

Social media reaction: Jake Gray

Amongst the buzz for how the Glovers’ latest addition was publicised, here’s the best social media reaction to the signing of the midfielder.

Announcement

Facebook:

Luke Marsh –  “What a signing this is for you! Was absolutely class for us two seasons back.”

Kenny Foreman – “He’s League One standard.”

Louis Batson – “I’m happy the club’s making permanent signings. Welcome to Huish Park, Jake! #COYG”

Twitter:

It’s a fantastic course – Way

Town’s boss completed the 18-month long award earlier in the month, a period which has coincided with his managerial duties.

The Pro Licence course includes a number of learning modules based at St.George’s Park covering leadership, management, communication and dealing with the media as well as a study visit to an international tournament.

The course was attended by many of the country’s leading coaches and gave Way the chance to share knowledge and discuss ideas with others in the game. 

“I’ve completed my Pro License,” Way said. 

“It was a huge commitment and a big achievement for me being manager and trying to complete all the tasks that were given under the pressure they put you under.

“I have to thank everyone at the FA because it’s a fantastic course and I feel it’s improved me as a human being and every area in management.

“There’s only 92 of us and there’s probably 2,000 out there who want to be managers. There’s not a lot of English managers out there so I have to make sure I stay ahead of the game and keep on improving as a manager and the football club which I feel we’ve done that.” 

He added: “I’ve shared a valuable experience with others on the course who are sharing the same problems as I’ve got to deal with and who have had success like Neil Harris (Millwall) who got promoted, Gary Bowyer (Blackpool) who also got promoted.

“I was lucky to be on there with some important candidates, a lot of which have been involved in the Premier League.

“There aren’t many Pro License-qualified coaches out there – I think there’s only 300. They see it as a coaching course to manage in Premier League – not saying I’m going to be there tomorrow but you have to have a dream!”

Skiverton extends his contract

The 42-year-old spent 10 years in the heart of the Glovers defence, winning two promotions and an FA Trophy with the club before taking up the roles of player-manager, manager and then assistant.

“He has been an unbelievable servant for Yeovil Town Football Club,” Way told YTFC.net.

“He has given his all and has gained tremendous success.

“We now look forward to working hard to build a successful team for next season.”

Volunteers help improve Huish Park

Two sides of the ground have been touched up with non-slip paint to make the stadium easier on the eye and a safer environment for fans on wet days in Somerset.

Bruce James, who was appointed Disabled Liaison Officer (DLO) in April, has taken on the project alongside the Disabled Supporters Association (DSA). 

“The steps were in need of re-painting to maintain their non-slip quality,” he told YTFC.net.

“As the DLO, it’s essential to provide a facility that is safe for disabled and normal supporters and non-slip paint helps with this.

“The DSA kindly agreed to oversee this operation and I took it upon myself to advertise for volunteers who have turned up and the work is well under way.

“I would like to thank Pathways for giving us a couple of guys who have been doing a very good job for us and to Sharon and Tracy of the DSA.”

I feel I really suit this club – Gray

The 21-year-old becomes the Glovers’ third summer signing, joining from Luton Town on a two-year contract for an undisclosed fee.

Gray featured twice against the Green and Whites last season and, from his knowledge of going head-to-head with Darren Way’s side, believes he will fit in from the outset.

“It’s an attacking side which likes to press with a lot of energy – something I’m really into,” he told YTFC’s official YouTube channel.

“I’m an attacking midfielder who likes to create chances and score goals. I like to get back in and defend as well so I’m box-to-box.

“I like to be really energetic on the pitch too and I feel I really suit this club.

“Hopefully I’ll score a few goals and excite the fans.”

Gray will join up with his new team-mates when Town return to pre-season training in early July.

The former Crystal Palace man is excited at the prospect of a good year with the Glovers after manager Way outlined his targets for 2017/18.

He said: “I was actually on the beach on holiday when the first contact was made! 

“As soon as I was back I came down, had a great chat with the manager and now I’m looking forward to getting started.

“(One of my reasons for signing) is his ambition for the season. He’s explained how much of a big club it is and he’s aiming high this year.

“He is expecting a lot from me which is exciting. I’m really looking forward to playing a lot of games and believe we can have a successful year.”

Are you interested in sponsoring Jake for the 2017/18 campaign? Please contact Commercial Manager Dave Linney on 01935 847872 or email dlinney@ytfc.net for more information.

Gray becomes a Glover

The 21-year-old, who can operate anywhere across the midfield,has agreed terms on a two-year contract, tying him to the club until the summer of 2019.

He becomes Darren Way’s third new recruit of the summer following the signings of Rhys Browne and Connor Smith.

Gray began his youth career with Wycombe Wanderers and moved to Crystal Palace aged 15.

The Aylesbury-born youngster made two appearances for the Eagles in the 2014/15 campaign before spending time on loan at Cheltenham Town and Hartlepool United.

He caught Luton’s eye after a string of fine performances for the Monkey Hangers, where he scored six times in all competitions.

Gray joined the Hatters last summer, scoring his first goal against Sky Bet Championship outfit Aston Villa in the first round of the EFL Cup.

He played 28 times in his debut year at Kenilworth Road, netting on a further three occasions and now begins a new chapter of his career in Somerset.

“Jake fits the criteria for players we want to bring to Yeovil,” manager Way told YTFC.net.

“He played in some very big games last season and was a consistent performer.

“We’re delighted to secure his services considering the interest he had from other clubs.”

Are you interested in sponsoring Jake for the 2017/18 campaign? Please contact Commercial Manager Dave Linney on 01935 847872 or email dlinney@ytfc.net for more information.

Forest Green at home brought forward

Darren Way’s side were due to play the newly-promoted side on Saturday, March 31st but will now host them on Good Friday (3pm kick-off).

It was be the first time Forest Green have visited Huish Park in a league match since New Year’s Day 2003.

To view all of the Glovers’ 2017/18 Sky Bet League Two fixtures, click here.

Eaves joins Gillingham after Town release

The Liverpudlian has signed a two-year contract with the Gills and joins defender Alex Lacey at Priestfield.

Eaves scored seven goals in all competitions for Town after joining last summer.

Everyone at the club would like to wish Tom all the best for the future.

Social media reaction: Rhys Browne and Connor Smith

Rhys Browne – Facebook:

Phil Park: “I love that comment that Steve would not let him forget that he played for the mighty greens. He’d be delighted that Rhys has signed. He sounds an exciting player to watch, exactly what we need.”

Sherry Powell: “Welcome Rhys. Wishing you a happy time at Yeovil Town. Excited to see you at Huish Park.”

Matt Crivelli: “He seems completely two-footed as well which is a big plus.”

Twitter:

Connor Smith – Facebook:

Gareth Tucker: “Only player we released I was sad to see go as we enter league 1. Good luck Connor. #pafc”

Josh Welsh: “I played with Connor smith in the footballs next star / with the team inter Milan was starred on sky very good player !!”

Jean Bateman: “Well this is good news, hope you enjoy playing for YTFC, all good wishes Connor looking forward to watching you!”

Twitter

Ticket prices for Wolves match confirmed

The Glovers will travel to Molineux on Tuesday, August 8th (7.45pm kick-off) for the first ever competitive meeting between the two sides.

Adults can purchase a ticket for £10, seniors (65+) and 17-20-year-olds are priced at £8, while under-17s can attend for £5.

Tickets will go on sale in due course.

Smith aiming for third consecutive promotion

The self-described hardworking, ball-playing midfielder has become Town’s second summer signing, joining from Plymouth Argyle on a two-year contract.

He was part of the AFC Wimbledon side who won the Sky Bet League Two play-offs two campaigns ago, before going up automatically with the Pilgrims last term.

Smith is hoping to use his experience and knowhow of the division to achieve the same outcome with the Glovers.

He told YTFC’s official YouTube channel: “I’ve been with Wimbledon and then Plymouth last season so I know what the league is about and what the teams are like – there are some good ones. 

“It’s a very competitive league and I’m looking forward to getting started with Yeovil.

“I don’t know whether it’s luck or anything else but the last two seasons I’ve ended up with promotion which has been unbelievable for me.

“I know how to get out of this league and I’m hoping with a good season behind us we might do the same here.”

He added: “I think it’s important to give yourself something to aim for.

“If you’re playing week-in, week-out without any goals you might get a bit laboured but if you keep yourself on your toes you’re going to get the best out of yourself.”

Smith met manager Darren Way a couple of weeks ago and was impressed with what he had to say.

The Irishman, who has four under-21 caps for his country, made 31 appearances for Plymouth last year and is relishing the opportunity to play in every match for Yeovil under Way’s stewardship.

“I’ve known about it for a couple of weeks and it interested me,” Smith said.

“Then I met the manager and after that I wanted to sign. I liked the way he talked about football and we have similar views.

“I’m really looking forward to it. I just want to get started and get the league games going.

“I want to come here and play every game. Hopefully I can get a good pre-season under my belt and look forward to a good season.”

Are you interested in sponsoring Connor for the 2017/18 campaign? Please contact Dave Linney on 01935 847872 or email dlinney@ytfc.net for more information.

Town capture Smith’s services

Smith joins on a free transfer from the Pilgrims, penning a two-year contract at Huish Park. 

The 24-year-old made 31 appearances for Derek Adams’ side last season, helping them secure automatic promotion to Sky Bet League One.

He becomes the Glovers’ second summer addition after Rhys Browne joined from Grimsby Town for an undisclosed fee.

Smith, who has four caps for Republic of Ireland Under-21s, was part of Watford’s youth setup having first come to prominence in 2010 having starred in the television show Football’s Next Star.

Having signed a professional contract with the Hornets, the Irishman had brief stints with Gillingham and Stevenage, before a move to AFC Wimbledon.

He featured in the Dons’ starting line-up that won the 2015/16 League Two play-off final at Wembley, before opting to join Plymouth where he earned his second consecutive promotion last term.

“Having come up against Connor in the last two seasons, we’ve been very aware of his history,” boss Darren Way told YTFC.net.

“I feel very fortunate to capture the signing of a player off the back of two promotions in as many seasons and it’s a massive coup for this football club.”

Are you interested in sponsoring Connor for the 2017/18 campaign? Please contact Dave Linney on 01935 847872 or email dlinney@ytfc.net for more information.

Town’s 2017/18 fixture list

Sat Aug 05 – Luton Town (A)
Tue Aug 08 –   Wolves (Carabao Cup first round) (A)
Sat Aug 12 – Accrington Stanley (H)
Sat Aug 19 – Forest Green Rovers (A)
Sat Aug 26 – Coventry City (H)
Tue Aug 29 – Checkatrade Trophy (Group)

Sat Sep 02 – Crawley Town (A)
Sat Sep 09 – Cheltenham Town (H)
Tue Sep 12 – Morecambe (H)
Sat Sep 16 – Grimsby Town (A)
Sat Sep 23 – Port Vale (H)
Tue Sep 26 – Chesterfield (A)
Sat Sep 30 – Colchester United (H)

Tue Oct 03 – Checkatrade Trophy (Group)
Sat Oct 07 – Newport County (A)
Sat Oct 14 – Crewe Alexandra (H)
Tue Oct 17 – Cambridge United (A)
Sat Oct 21 – Barnet (A)
Sat Oct 28 – Stevenage (H)

Sat Nov 04 – Emirates FA Cup 1
Tue Nov 07 – Checkatrade Trophy (Group)
Sat Nov 11 – Carlisle United (A)
Sat Nov 18 – Swindon Town (H)
Tue Nov 21 – Notts County (H)
Sat Nov 25 – Wycombe Wanderers (A)

Sat Dec 09 – Lincoln City (H)
Sat Dec 16 – Mansfield Town (A)
Sat Dec 23 – Exeter City (H)
Tue Dec 26 – Cheltenham Town (A)
Sat Dec 30 – Morecambe (A)

Mon Jan 01 – Crawley Town (H)
Sat Jan 06 – Grimsby Town (H)
Sat Jan 13 – Port Vale (A)
Sat Jan 20 – Chesterfield (H)
Sat Jan 27 – Exeter City (A)

Sat Feb 03 – Cambridge United (H)
Sat Feb 10 – Crewe Alexandra (A)
Tue Feb 13 – Barnet (H)                    
Sat Feb 17 – Stevenage (A)
Sat Feb 24 – Carlisle United (H)          

Sat Mar 03 – Swindon Town (A)
Sat Mar 10 – Newport County (H)                
Sat Mar 17 – Colchester United (A)
Sat Mar 24 – Accrington Stanley (A)
Fri Mar 30 – Forest Green Rovers (H)

Mon Apr 02 – Coventry City (A)
Sat Apr 07 – Luton Town (H)
Sat Apr 14 – Wycombe Wanderers (H)
Sat Apr 21 – Notts County (A)
Sat Apr 28 – Mansfield Town (H)

Sat May 05 – Lincoln City (A)

Fixtures are subject to change.

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2017/18 matchday sponsorship and hospitality now available

Town have two home matches in the opening month of the new campaign, hosting Accrington Stanley on Saturday, August 12th and Coventry City two weeks later.

Huish Park offered the perfect venue to entertain clients, friends and/or family on matchdays.

To hire an Executive Suite is priced from £750+ VAT per match while the Alec Stock Lounge package costs £49 per person (minimum of two).

Sponsorship opportunities include the match, the match ball and the matchday programme.

Players’ shirts are also available to sponsor from £200 (away). 

For more information about sponsorship and matchday hospitality, please contact Commercial Manager David Linney on 01935 847872 or email DLinney@ytfc.net.

Mascot packages now available

The fixture generator plucked out an away fixture for the Glovers’ on the opening day but Accrington Stanley come to Huish Park on Saturday, August 12th.

A fortnight later, Yeovil host former Premier League side Coventry City before back-to-back Somerset encounters against Cheltenham Town and Morecambe in early September.

Junior Glovers can take to the field with their favourites in green and white player for just £60 for any home match!

For that price, your child will receive one junior ticket and a matchday programme, in which they will feature.

They will receive a Yeovil Town football which they can get the players to sign and will warm up with the squad pre-match amongst other brilliant experiences.

Whether it be a birthday present or a deserved treat, we are positive your child or children will love their day!

For more information or to book a mascot package, please contact Commercial Manager Dave Linney on 01935 847872 or email dlinney@ytfc.net.

Five key points from Town’s 2017/18 fixture list

YTFC.net picks out some of the key talking points from the schedule.

On the road to start and finish 

For the first time since 2011/12, Town will begin and end the campaign away from home. That season the Glovers suffered defeats in both fixtures – hopefully not an omen! Darren Way takes his side to Luton Town for the third time in a year on the opening day of the season and concludes it with a trip to National League champions Lincoln City.

Two newcomers in August

It won’t take long for Town to meet one of the ‘newbies’ to Sky Bet League Two. A trip to Forest Green Rovers in the third week of August is scheduled, while the Green and Whites welcome relegated Coventry City to Huish Park a week later. The club’s last match against Forest Green came back in 2003, where a Kirk Jackson goal earned Yeovil three points. Coventry’s last visit to Somerset ended goalless.

A look at the Glovers’ 2017/18 fixtures
Lowdown on Town’s schedule
Guide to League Two’s newcomers
Download the fixtures to your calendar
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Festive away days

Jingle bells, jingle all the way – oh what fun it is to see Yeovil win away! Town face back-to-back away matches over a busy Christmas period. On Boxing Day, the Glovers will make the short trip to Cheltenham Town before ending the calendar year with a 555-mile round jaunt to Morecambe. Don’t fret though, the New Year kicks off with two home games!

Similar midweek trips 

Two of the Glovers’ Tuesday away matches are quite similar to last season. They will once again head to Cambridge United for a game under the lights at the Abbey Stadium (October 17th), while the other is in Derbyshire. Mansfield Town were midweek opponents last season; this time round it is Chesterfield (September 26th)- just 14 miles from Field MIll. Boxing Day (Cheltenham Town) also falls on a Tuesday.

Long and short of it

Carlisle United is Town’s longest trip by some distance. It’s a month earlier than last season’s fixture (November) so hopefully won’t be as cold for the Green and White Army! Exeter City remains the Glovers’ shortest journey after they suffered defeat in the play-off final last term. That game falls just after the New Year.

Guide to the League Two newcomers

Chesterfield

It was a miserable season for Chesterfield last term as they propped up the League One table after 46 games.

With previously prolific forwards Ched Evans, who has since moved back to Sheffield United, and Sylvan Ebanks-Blake on their books, the Spireites weren’t expected to struggle.

However, they did so in front of goal netting just 43 times – the third lowest total in the division.

Chesterfield also found wins hard to come by, securing three points just once in their remaining 10 matches.

Manager Gary Caldwell has already added seven players to his squad and is priced at 7/2 to take his side up at the first attempt.

The Glovers travel to Chesterfield on a Tuesday night in September.

Coventry City

Despite the misery of relegation, Coventry did pick up some silverware last season.

The Midlands outfit were winners of the Checkatrade Trophy – a rare bit of success in an otherwise disappointing year. 

With a lot of off-field problems, the Sky Blues played a host of youngsters in the league but couldn’t avoid the drop under Tony Mowbray’s guidance.

Coventry were in the Premier League 16 years ago and haven’t been in the bottom tier of English football since 1959. 

Yeovil welcome Coventry to Huish Park in the first month of the season.

Town’s full 2017/18 schedule
The lowdown on the Glovers’ fixtures
Download the fixtures to your calendar

Forest Green Rovers

It will be the first league meeting between Town and Forest Green for the first time since New Year’s Day 2003 when the two sides go head-to-head on August, 19th.

The Glovers were victorious that day thanks to a solitary goal from Kirk Jackson and went on to secure the Conference title.

Forest Green finished ninth that year and remained non-league up until their promotion last season.

Mark Cooper’s side defeated Tranmere Rovers 3-1 in National League play-off final at Wembley to reach the EFL for the first time in their history.

Welshman Christian Doidge, who netted the Gloucestershire outfit’s second in the capital, was the club’s top scorer with 27 goals which has prompted interest from Sky Bet League One side Oxford United.

Lincoln City

National League champions Lincoln won 30 league matches to win their first title since 1988.

The Imps scored 83 goals and collected 99 points to end their six-year absence from League Two.

Their fantastic league campaign coincided with a brilliant run in the Emirates FA Cup where they defeated three EFL sides.

Oldham Athletic, Ipswich Town and Premier League Burnley all succumbed to Lincoln’s giant-killing prowess before Danny Cowley’s side proved a stubborn test for Arsenal in the quarter-finals.

Town will host Lincoln on December 9th before visiting them on the final day of the season.

Port Vale

A last day draw at Fleetwood Town wasn’t enough for Port Vale to avoid relegation.

The Vailants will lament five consecutive losses in April, which significant;y contributed to their downfall.

Similarly to Chesterfield, goals proved a tough ask with Vale only scoring 18 goals in the second part of the season and didn’t have a single player in double figures.

Since the end of the season, Chairman Norman Smurthwaite resigned after stating he “seriously damaged the club” while Michael Brown has taken over as manager on a permanent basis.

Town’s first game against Vale is on January 13th 2018 at Vale Park.

Swindon Town

Swindon were one game away from reaching the Championship two years ago– next season they will compete in League Two. 

Head Coach Luke Williams was supposedly not in control of transfers and his team selections were rumoured to be influenced by Chairman Lee Power and director of football Tim Sherwood.

The Robins have since parted company with both and will be marshalled by David Flitcroft.

Like Chesterfield, Coventry and Port Vale, Town haven’t played Swindon since the 2014/15 League One season.

Swindon won League Two in 2012 and are 12/1 to win it this time round.

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The Green and Whites kick the season off against Luton Town at Kenilworth Roadon Saturday, August 5th.

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A look at the Glovers’ 2017/18 fixtures
Lowdown on Town’s schedule
Guide to League Two’s newcomers
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The lowdown on Town’s 2017/18 fixtures

The schedule for the new season was revealed on Wednesday at 9am with the Glovers heading to Luton Town on Saturday, August 5th.

A week later, the Green and Whites welcome Accrington Stanley to Huish Park for their first home match, and follow it up with a maiden visit to Forest Green Rovers in the EFL.

Darren Way’s side end August by hosting Coventry City and start September with a trip to Crawley Town. 

The game against the Red Devils is one of three away games in the month, with Town facing Cheltenham Town, Morecambe, Port Vale and Colchester United in Somerset.

October begins with a short journey to Newport County and ends at home to Stevenage while a lengthy Tuesday night jaunt to Cambridge United is scheduled in the middle.

The first round of Emirates FA Cup kicks off November where Yeovil have two home and away matches.

Town’s full 2017/18 schedule
Guide to the League’s newcomers
Download the fixtures to your calendar

National League champions Lincoln City come to the South West in the first week of December to start a busy festive period.

Town come up against Gary Johnson’s Cheltenham Town on Boxing Day before ending 2017 at Morecambe’s Globe Arena.

Crawley Town and Grimsby Town are first up in the New Year, both at Huish Park – two of three home games in January.

The Glovers will play five times in February which is replicated in March, before travelling to the Ricoh Arena on Easter Monday (April 2nd 2018). 

Yeovil entertain Mansfield Town in their final home game and conclude the campaign at Lincoln.

For the full fixture list, click here.

Competition: Win two tickets to Town’s first 2017/18 home game!

The Glovers’ 2017/18 Sky Bet League Two fixtures will be released tomorrow (Wednesday, June 21st) at 9am. 

All supporters have to do is guess who the green and whites will play in their opening day and if it is home or away.

To enter, reply to the competition tweet or comment on the Facebook post with your guess. E.g Chesterfield home.

If there is more than one person who selects correctly, the winner will be chosen at random.

Competition ends at 8.55am – five minutes before the release. Good luck!

Date for Bryan Moore’s funeral

The service will take place at 10am rather than 11am which was incorrectly stated in the Sunday Independent.

Mr Moore was Chairman of the Glovers between 1991 and 1996 and began supporting the club in the 1940s.

He sadly passed away early this month aged 81.

Club statement: Steve Rutter

The former first-team boss, who re-joined Town in January, has had his resignation reluctantly accepted and moves on to pastures new. 

Rutter will become First Team Coach at Belgian First Division side KV Kortrijk with immediate effect.

“It’s with reluctance we’ve let Steve go,” Academy Chairman Andy Rossiter said.

“He gave his notice and said he was missing coaching players on a daily basis and missed being involved in football at a higher level.

“We did everything to encourage him to stay at the club including Darren (Way) and myself offering some involvement with first-team duties.

“We’d like to thank Steve for reorganising the Academy and helping us with the interview process which led to Paul Wilson becoming Academy Manager.”

Everyone at the club wishes Steve all the best for the future.

I can’t wait to get back – James

The versatile defender, who signed from Cardiff City in January until the end of the 2016/17 Sky Bet League Two season, put pen to paper on a two-year contract to commit himself to Town until the summer of 2019.

James made three appearances for the Glovers in the second half of the campaign – one of which came in front of a large crowd at Fratton Park against Portsmouth, which has left the 21-year-old relishing more game time next term.

“I’m really happy and I’m looking forward to getting started now,” he told YTFC.net.

“I’ve got a couple more weeks of training hard in the off-season but I can’t wait to get back.”

“The gaffer (Darren Way) showed a bit of trust in me last year by signing me halfway through the season so I’m looking to repay him now and play as many games as possible.

“It was a great experience for me to play 90 minutes in front of 17,000 and I want to do that as much as I can next season.”

Are you interested in sponsoring Tom for the 2017/18 season? Please contact Dave Linney on 01935 847872 or email dlinney@ytfc.net for more information.

James signs new contract

The 21-year-old defender has put pen to paper on fresh terms, which tie him to the club until the summer of 2019.

James joined from his hometown club Cardiff City in January on a deal until the end of the 2016/17 Sky Bet League Two campaign.

He made his Town debut off the bench in the Checkatrade Trophy quarter-final before playing in back-to-back league fixtures against Carlisle United and Portsmouth.

The former Wales Under-19 international can play anywhere across the backline.

“I thought Tom was very unfortunate last year not to play more games,” boss Darren Way said.

“Having said that, he was impressive every time he stepped over the white line.

“His league debut against Portsmouth showed what potential he has. Again, he’s another young talent we’re looking forward to working with.”

Are you interested in sponsoring Tom for the 2017/18 season? Please contact Dave Linney on 01935 847872 or email dlinney@ytfc.net for more information.

Browne out to make his own stories

The young winger has become Town’s first summer signing, joining from Grimsby Town for an undisclosed fee on a two-year contract.

Browne senior made nearly 100 appearances for Yeovil in the 90s and Rhys is relishing the chance to take to the field at Huish Park.

“To get it over the line is a good feeling,” he told YTFC’s official YouTube channel.

“He (father Steve) never let me forget that he used to play for Yeovil.

“It’ll be good to come here and make my own stories – maybe three generations can come here!”

He added: “As soon as I walked in I felt really comfortable. The people are really nice here so it’s good to finally put on the shirt after a lot of talking.

“I’m glad to finally get it over the line and I can’t wait to get started.”

The 21-year-old, who has five international caps for Antigua and Barbuda, won the 2012/13 FA Youth Cup with Norwich City before joining to Charlton Athletic Academy.

Since then, he has gone on to feature for Aldershot Town and Macclesfield Town, on loan from Grimsby, scoring goals aplenty and keeping fans of the two National League outfits entertained.

“I want to bring lots excitement and goals,” Browne said.

“I’m a quick, direct winger who puts lots of shots and crosses in – that’s my game and that’s what I pride myself on. I work on each foot day-in, day-out so I should be good on either side!

“(Macclesfield) was a lot for me because of off-field experiences but it was very good to go there, play a lot of games and to play at Wembley (2016/7 FA Trophy final) which is the highlight of my career so far.

“To score a goal there was amazing too but I’m ready for a new challenge at Yeovil and I’m ready to get started.”

Are you interested in sponsoring Rhys for the 2017/18 campaign? Please contact Dave Linney on 01935 847872 or email dlinney@ytfc.net for more information.

Antigua international Browne signs

The versatile 21-year-old can play on the wing or as a striker and becomes the club’s first summer signing, penning a two-year contract at Huish Park.

He is the second generation of Browne to play for the Glovers, with father Steve becoming a Yeovil legend in the 90s, playing close to 100 games in the green and white.

Rhys was part of the Norwich City Under-18s side that won the 2012/13 FA Youth Cup before moving on to Charlton Athletic a year later.

Browne’s development at the London club led to international recognition. He made his debut for Antigua and Barbuda in 2015 against St Lucia in a World Cup first leg qualifier before earning his second cap in a second leg win.

The tricky wide man signed for Aldershot Town that summer and scored six goals in 37 appearances for the Shots.

It led to Grimsby purchasing his signature with the Mariners then loaning him out to Vanarama National League side Macclesfield Town for the second half of the 2016/17 campaign, where he impressed with a number of stunning strikes.

He has now opted to follow in his dad’s footsteps by joining Town and has signed until 2019.

“Rhys is technically a very, very gifted player and someone I’ve been aware of for the last two years,” boss Darren Way told YTFC.net.  

“He likes to get the ball to feet, be positive in one-on-one situations and he’s got a good end product in the final third. Like Otis Khan, he’s a very entertaining player.  

“His performances have been impressive and I thought he played very well in the FA Trophy final at the end of May in which he scored, so I’m very excited to secure his services and start our summer activity.”

Are you interested in sponsoring Rhys for the 2017/18 campaign? Please contact Dave Linney on 01935 847872 or email dlinney@ytfc.net for more information.

Town will play Wolves in the Carabao Cup

Darren Way’s side were unseeded in the south side of the draw, which was streamed live on Facebook from Bangkok, Thailand – the home of the competition’s title sponsor, Carabao Energy Drink.

The match is likely to take place on Tuesday, August 8th (7.45pm), unless selected for live television coverage.

It will be the first competitive meeting between the two sides.

Round one of the renamed cup competition includes 70 of the 72 EFL clubs this season, with Hull City and Middlesbrough handed byes. 

Manchester United are the current holders, having beaten Southampton in last season’s final in February.

The 2017/18 Carabao Cup Final, the 58th in the competition’s history, will take place at Wembley on Sunday, February 25th 2018.

LIVE: Carabao Cup Round One draw

Seventy EFL Clubs will be in the draw, which is regionalised to minimise travelling time for supporters. Seedings are decided by the each club’s finishing position in last season’s EFL.

North – Seeds North – Non-Seeds
  1. Barnsley

  2. Blackburn Rovers

  3. Bolton Wanderers

  4. Bradford City

  5. Burton Albion

  6. Derby County

  7. Fleetwood Town

  8. Leeds United

  9. Nottingham Forest

  10. Preston North End

  11. Rochdale

  12. Rotherham United

  13. Scunthorpe United

  14. Sheffield United

  15. Sheffield Wednesday    

  16. Sunderland

  17. Wigan Athletic

  1. Accrington Stanley

  2. Blackpool

  3. Bury

  4. Carlisle United

  5. Chesterfield

  6. Coventry City

  7. Crewe Alexandra

  8. Doncaster Rovers

  9. Grimsby Town

  10. Lincoln City

  11. Mansfield Town

  12. Morecambe

  13. Notts County

  14. Oldham Athletic

  15. Port Vale

  16. Shrewsbury Town

  17. Walsall

 

South – Seeds
South – Non-Seeds
  1. Aston Villa

  2. Birmingham City

  3. Brentford

  4. Bristol City

  5. Bristol Rovers

  6. Cardiff City

  7. Charlton Athletic

  8. Fulham

  9. Ipswich Town

  10. Millwall

  11. Milton Keynes Dons

  12. Norwich City

  13. Oxford United

  14. Peterborough United

  15. Queens Park Rangers

  16. Reading

  17. Southend United

  18. Wolverhampton Wanderers

  1. AFC Wimbledon

  2. Barnet

  3. Cambridge United

  4. Cheltenham Town

  5. Colchester United

  6. Crawley Town

  7. Exeter City

  8. Forest Green Rovers

  9. Gillingham

  10. Luton Town

  11. Newport County

  12. Northampton Town

  13. Plymouth Argyle

  14. Portsmouth

  15. Stevenage

  16. Swindon Town

  17. Wycombe Wanderers

  18. Yeovil Town

Glovers to take on Llanelli

The Glovers will take on the Welsh side in a friendly at Stebonheath Park on Wednesday, July 19th (7pm).

Llanelli ran away with the Welsh League Second Division last season with former Swansea City and Bristol City forward Lee Trundle netting more than 45 times.

It is the Green and Whites seventh pre-season fixture to date. 

Town’s pre-season schedule in full:
Tuesday, July 11th (7.45pm) – Weymouth (A)
Saturday, July 15th (3pm) – Bristol City (H)
Wednesday, July 19th (7pm) – Llanelli Town (A)
Saturday, July 22nd (3pm) – Frome Town (A)
Tuesday, July 25th (7.45pm) – Bristol Rovers (A)
Saturday, July 29th (3pm) – Tiverton Town (A)
Wednesday, August 2nd (7.45pm) – AFC Bournemouth (H)

Bournemouth tickets now on sale

The Premier League outfit will provide the opposition for the Glovers’ last friendly before the start of the 2017/18 Sky Bet League Two season.

Tickets are priced at £10 for adults, £5 for seniors and 16-21-year-olds while under-16s can attend for free.

Fans can buy tickets online, in person at the ticket office or by calling 01935 847888.

For information on all of Yeovil’s pre-season fixtures, head to the Home Match Ticket or Away Match Ticket sections.

Vacancy: Academy Youth Development Lead Phase Coach

The Academy are looking to recruit a self-motivated, committed, confident and knowledgeable individual for the full time position – subject to full enhanced DBS check.

The successful candidate must and clearly demonstrate the following:

–               The role includes delivering the Youth Phase Curriculum (U12 to U16) Phase and involves helping to identify and develop elite players through the YTFC Academy Programme

–               The successful applicant will manage and oversee all operations of the Youth Development Phase, work with the coaches within this Phase to plan, deliver and evaluate coaching sessions in accordance with the YTFC Philosophy, Coaching Curriculum and Coach Competency Framework

–               Overseeing the development players in the U12 to U16 age groups and preparing them for transition to the full-time Professional Development Phase

–               Being fully conversant with the PMA System, ensuring all player records, session planning and administration is completed in an accurate and timed period

–               Ensuring each player in the Youth Development Phase has an individual learning plan that is monitored and periodically reviewed on PMA system

–               Being familiar with all Academy policies and procedures

Qualifications and Attributes

The successful candidate will require the following qualifications:

Essential

  • Holder of the UEFA A Coaching Licence
  • Hold or working towards FA Youth Award (Modules 1, 2 and 3)
  • FA Advanced Youth Award with age-specific specialist element relevant to the Youth Development Phase

Desired

  • Member of the FA Licence Club current and up to date including CPD hours 
  • Experience of working within the EPPP framework
  • Experience of coaching at Academy Level
  • FA Safeguarding certification
  • Children Certificate
  • Up-to-date and clear Disclosure & Barring Service Certificate (DBS)
  • Basic First Aid for Sport (BFAS) Certificate

HOURS

Forty (40) hours. The post holder will be expected to be flexible with regards to working hours which will include some evenings, Saturday and Sunday and Bank Holidays.

REMUNERATION

Dependant on Experience and Qualifications

All applicants for this position follow the working EPPP guidelines and must hold the criteria stated in the Job Description.  

YTFC are an equal opportunity employer and is determined to ensure that no applicant or employee receives less favourable treatment on the grounds of gender, age, disability, religion, belief, sexual orientation, marital status, or race, or is disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.

Our Recruitment and Selection Policy, Code of Conduct, Diversity & Equality Policy, Equal Opportunities Policy and Right to work in UK Policy are available to all applicants on request.

Please e-mail a copy of your CV to Academy Manager Paul Wilson at pwilson@ytfc.net.

The closing date for all applications is Monday, June 26th at 5pm.

Only successful candidates for interview will be contacted.

Town Legends to play in charity event

The local club are celebrating their 10th season in grassroots football and to mark the occasion are holding a fundraising event.

A host of former Glovers such as Andy Lindegaard, Warren Patmore and Terry Cotton will be in attendance to help raise funds towards the care of local sportsman Matt Fricker. 

As a result of a shower fall, Mr Fricker suffers with brain AVM (arteriovenous malformation) which has caused bleeding on the brain and a series of strokes. The 32-year-old needs 24-hour care and is currently being cared for at Dene Barton hospital in Taunton.

It is a small 39-bed community hospital which serves the whole of Taunton Deane and the surrounding area.  

The Friends of Dene Barton Community Hospital are a small group who aim to raise funds to support patient facilities at the hospital and to provide amenities for both patients and staff in order to improve their environment. It is also W&M Chinnock FC’s aim to improve general public awareness of the valuable facility in the community.

West and Middle Chinnock Football Club, who play in the Premier Division of the Perry Street and District League have raised in excess of £10,000 for charity in their ten-year history.

The match on July 8th will kick-off at 5pm at Oxleaze playing fields and will be followed by an evening at the Muddled Man, West Chinnock.

There will be a raffle on the night which includes a signed Arsenal shirt from the Gunners’ last season at Highbury and much more.

If you would like to make a donation of any kind, please email Matt Alford on matt.alford40@btinternet.com.

For more information, visit West and Middle Chinnock’s Facebook page for the event.

RIP Bryan Moore: 1936-2017

Moore was Chairman of the Glovers between 1991 and 1996 and began supporting the club in the 1940s.

He became secretary of the Yeovil Town Supporters Club in the 1963/64 season before taking up a treasurer role in 1966. Three years later, Mr Moore took on a position on the club’s committee.

From 1969 to 1990, Bryan failed to miss a single Yeovil game and watched over one thousand consecutive home and away matches.

His position at the club changed with the move to Huish Park as he became a Director before being appointed Chairman in 1991.

Moore stayed in that position for five-and-a-half years before current Chairman John Fry took over.

He continued on the Board of Directors for a further four years and acted as Town’s programme editor.

Bryan was a man with Green and White coursing through his veins. A committed gentleman who would do anything for his club.

Everyone at the club would like to send its condolences to his friends and family.

Rest in peace, Bryan.

Tickets on sale for City friendly

The Glovers welcome the Sky Bet Championship outfit to Huish Park on Saturday, July 15th (3pm kick-off).

It is the third pre-season running the two sides have met in Somerset, with Max Mellason’s late strike earning Town victory in 2015.

Tickets are priced at £8 for adults, £4 for seniors and 16-21-year-olds while under-16s can watch the match for free.

Supporters can purchase tickets online or by calling 01935 847888.

For information on all of Yeovil’s pre-season fixtures, head to the Home Match Ticket or Away Match Ticket sections.

Carabao Cup draw to be streamed on Friday

World Cup winner Emmanuel Petit, Carabao CEO Sathien Setthasit, British Ambassador to Thailand Brian Davidson and EFL Chief Executive Shaun Harvey will unveil the 35 round one tie from the home of the competition’s title sponsor, Carabao Energy Drink.

Fans will be able to watch the draw unfold live on Carabao Cup’s Facebook page and Sky Sports News.

Seventy EFL clubs will be in the draw with matches scheduled to take place the week commencing August 7th.

Last season, Yeovil defeated League One outfit Walsall before losing to Premier League side Everton at Goodison Park.

The Glovers are unseeded and are ball number 36 in the south side of the draw.

Seeding, regionalisation and ball numbers within seeding groups can be found below. 

North – Seeds

1. Barnsley 
2. Blackburn Rovers 
3. Bolton Wanderers 
4. Bradford City 
5. Burton Albion 
6. Derby County 
7. Fleetwood Town 
8. Leeds United 
9. Nottingham Forest 
10. Preston North End 
11. Rochdale 
12. Rotherham United 
13. Scunthorpe United 
14. Sheffield United 
15. Sheffield Wednesday 
16. Sunderland 
17. Wigan Athletic 

North – Non-Seeds

18. Accrington Stanley 
19. Blackpool 
20. Bury 
21. Carlisle United 
22. Chesterfield 
23. Coventry City 
24. Crewe Alexandra 
25. Doncaster Rovers 
26. Grimsby Town 
27. Lincoln City 
28. Mansfield Town 
29. Morecambe 
30. Notts County 
31. Oldham Athletic 
32. Port Vale 
33. Shrewsbury Town 
34. Walsall 

South – Seeds

1. Aston Villa 
2. Birmingham City 
3. Brentford 
4. Bristol City 
5. Bristol Rovers 
6. Cardiff City 
7. Charlton Athletic 
8. Fulham 
9. Ipswich Town 
10. Millwall 
11. Milton Keynes Dons 
12. Norwich City 
13. Oxford United 
14. Peterborough United 
15. Queens Park Rangers 
16. Reading 
17. Southend United 
18. Wolverhampton Wanderers 

South – Non-Seeds

19. AFC Wimbledon 
20. Barnet 
21. Cambridge United 
22. Cheltenham Town 
23. Colchester United 
24. Crawley Town 
25. Exeter City 
26. Forest Green Rovers 
27. Gillingham 
28. Luton Town 
29. Newport County 
30. Northampton Town 
31. Plymouth Argyle 
32. Portsmouth 
33. Stevenage 
34. Swindon Town 
35. Wycombe Wanderers 
36. Yeovil Town 

Part-time Academy coaches wanted

Working with the Academy from Under-9s to Under-16s, the department are looking to recruit several UEFA B License Academy coaches. 

A full job description and information on how to apply can be found by clicking here

The deadline for applications is Monday, June 19th at 5pm. 

Gallery: Town’s 2017/18 new away kit

On sale in the Huish Park club shop from July 1st, the new away strip sees a return to a primarily black kit for the first time since the 2009/10 season. 

The kit also features three stars above the badge the same as the new home strip, to mark Town’s 15th season in the EFL. Each star represents five seasons in the Football League, as the Glovers prepare for the 2017/18 campaign. 

YTFC’s 2017/18 away kit revealed

Reverting to a primarily black away kit for the first time since the 2009/10 season, the new design from manufacturer Sondico features green and gold trim on the sleeves and green detailing on the shorts and socks. 

As on the home jersey, three stars sit above the badge to mark the Glovers 15th season in the EFL – with each star representing five seasons.

On close inspection, the shirt is of a checked design with dark grey squares offering contrast to the black.

The club’s main sponsor of Jones Building Group remains in the centre of the shirt with Thatchers Cider featuring just below the collar on the reverse.

Available along with the Glovers new 2017/18 home shirt from July 1st in the Huish Park club shop, fans will be able to get their hands on the new kits well in advance of the new campaign kicking off.

Black is back!

Dolan departs Huish Park

Dolan, who made 103 appearances for the Glovers, has opted to join fellow Sky Bet League Two outfit Newport County from July 1st having turned down the offer of a new contract at Huish Park.

The 24-year-old first arrived in Somerset during the 2012/13 season during a loan spell from Middlesbrough, before re-joining on a permanent basis in the summer of 2015.

Manager Darren Way commented: “Matt was a mainstay in my team selections since I took over as manager and we wish him all the best in the future and thank him for his service.”

Everyone at the club would like to thank Matty for his contribution throughout his time at Huish Park and wish him all the best for the future. 

David Mills appointed Business Development Manager

Although David has a strong marketing and retail background, he is already involved with the club as an Associate Director, is a Director/Trustee of Yeovil Town Community Sports Trust and in April also took on the role of YTFC Supporter Director.

Appointed by, and reporting to the YTFC Board, David will work closely with the existing Executive team.

David Mills

Speaking on his appointment, David said: “I am looking forward to this new role, as in addition to finding new opportunities I can already see that the Executive team at Huish Park have some great ideas to move the club forward.

“My new role will therefore include working with the Executive and the Board to combine existing and new ideas into an improved marketing strategy”.

Nine agree scholarship terms

The nonet completed medicals at Huish Park on Friday and will join the club from July 3rd, subject to registration clearance.

Goalkeeper Tommy Scott is the oldest of the new recruits (17), with the rest of the young Glovers aged 16.

In Scott’s defensive line will be Thomas Hayes, who operates at centre-back, and left-back Daniel Ojo.

Lewis Dix, Alex John, Harry Haughton and Gabriel Rodgers all ply their trade in midfield – with the latter able to play in the number 10 role – while forwards Harry Edmondson and Neville Nzembela make up the rest of the crop.

Academy Manager Paul Wilson told YTFC.net: “It’s exciting to get the first intake of scholars this season.

“I’m really looking forward to working with them all on their journey to becoming professional footballers.”

Maddison aiming to be number one

The 22-year-old committed his future to Town by penning a two-year contract, ensuring his Green and White status until the summer of 2019.

Maddison got his first taste of senior action in the Checkatrade Trophy last season, before taking over from Artur Krysiak for the final five games of the league campaign, keeping one clean sheet.

The former Leicester City stopper produced a man of the match display as the Glovers secured safety against Stevenage and is relishing the chance to show more of his capabilities next year.

“I’m delighted to commit my future for another two years and I’m excited to be back for the coming season,” he told YTFC.net.

“The gaffer (Darren Way) always talks about opportunity and for a young goalkeeper, it’s something you must thrive off – game time. I believe the gaffer and this football club can give me that.

“Next season and in the future I hope to show off my full potential to the football club, contribute in the best possible way to aid their success and become the club’s number one.”

Maddison commits to Town

Town’s young stopper has signed a two-year deal to remain in Somerset until the summer of 2019. 

Maddison joined the Glovers from Leicester City and played in his first professional game for the club in the Checkatrade Trophy against Portsmouth.

The 22-year-old featured regularly in the competition, helping the Green and Whites reach the quarter-finals.

In April, Maddison made his first league outing at Newport County and finished the campaign between the sticks, making a total of five appearances in Sky Bet League Two including one clean sheet.

“Jonny is a good young keeper with huge potential,” boss Darren Way said

“He was thrown in last season and had to play a major contribution to the team.

“He’s a fantastic character, works extremely hard and I’m sure he has a bright future in the game.”

Cherries to visit Huish Park

The Premier League outfit finished 9th in the top flight – the highest position in their history – and will provide the opposition for the Glovers’ final warm-up match ahead of the 2017/18 Sky Bet League Two campaign.

Eddie Howe’s side ended the Green and Whites’ unbeaten start to pre-season in 2015 with a 3-0 win in Somerset.

Ticket information and prices will be released in due course.

Town’s pre-season schedule to date:
Weymouth (A) – July 11th
Bristol City (H) – July 15th
Frome Town (A) – July 22nd
Bristol Rovers (A) – July 25th
Tiverton Town (A) – July 29th
Bournemouth (H) – August 2nd

YTFC’s 2017/18 home kit revealed

The new design, manufactured by Sondico, features three stars above the crest to mark the milestone year – each of them representing five seasons.

Keen to keep history on the shirt, the club’s year of establishment, 1895, remains positioned inside the button-up crew-neck collar and at the base of the back of the shirt. 

The fresh take on green and white hoops maintains Town’s tradition of sporting hoops since the club’s admission into the EFL, whilst offering a twist on the conventional wrap-around design.

As Somerset’s only professional football club and after a famous non-league history, Yeovil Town are proud to be heading into a 15th straight campaign amongst the top 92 clubs in the country.

Jones Building Group remain the Glovers’ main sponsor while Thatchers Cider feature just below the collar on the back of the shirt.

Fans can get their hands on the new home kit from July 1st in the Huish Park club shop.