9th December 2022

This weekend’s fixture against Scunthorpe United is a repeat of the opening day fixture; and much has happened since then.

With a change of manager and a lot of new faces on the pitch, Yeovil forward Alex Fisher is hoping the fixture takes a different turn this time around.

“You don’t like getting beat by any team,” said the Yeovil no.9. “So when that second fixture comes around, you really want to try and stick it to them.

“I know they’re not necessarily in the best position at the moment, but that doesn’t mean Saturday is going to be an easy game.

“We have to go out there with respect for the opposition. They’re a big side, but we are at home, so we would expect to put out a solid performance. We set out for three points every time.”

This season the Glovers have boasted a strong defence throughout, conceding just 21 goals, the joint least of all the sides outside of the play-off positions.

A solid backline is something Fisher feels has been crucial for Yeovil, especially in recent weeks where there has been an improvement in form.

“Defensively we’re very sound, it’s never a given that you’ll get a clean sheet in every game so the lads back there are doing an excellent job.

“That then gives us a solid platform. The more we can chip in at the other end, it can ease the pressure off those guys.

“It will be nice to not rely on clean sheets and outscore some teams, but in general I think our form is down to our backline.”

With the defensive platform in place, Fisher is now keen to see him and his teammates get on the front foot.

“There’s a real onus to try and play forward and play some dangerous stuff, without leaving ourselves too exposed.

“The gaffer’s (Mark Cooper) teams traditionally like to play good football, that’s what we’re trying to achieve.

“The more opportunities we can make, percentage wise you’d like to think we would have more positive results than negative in the long run.”