18th November 2022

Matt Worthington is relishing the challenge ahead as the Yeovil Town head to a sold-out Meadow Lane to face league leaders Notts County this weekend.

The Magpies have sold an excess of 16,000 tickets for the fixture, which is set to be the highest non-league attendance since the 1940’s.

“”It’s amazing,” said Yeovil’s no.7. “It’s a lovely stadium and with 16,000 fans it will be a great day. We just have to go and put a performance on. 

“We know they’re a good team, top of the league, but we’re a good team too, and if we play to our strengths and stick to the plan the gaffer’s given us, then we can have a good game.

“Going into a game as the underdogs, you have nothing to lose. Nobody is expecting us to go there and beat them in front of 16,000. We just have to get after them, and try and get a result.”

Yeovil go into the game with a quiet confidence. Following a win and dominant performance against Gateshead last weekend, the mood in the camp has taken a noticeable lift. 

“It’s been very positive this week, obviously it was nice to get the three points last weekend, but now we’re trying to back it up on Saturday.

“I think before that game, we said it’s a must win game, especially if we want to be serious this year and get up the table, then games like that we have to win.

Worthington played a key role in the game against the Heed, in a new position too. The 24-year-old started as an attacking midfielder. He provided an assist in his new role too, teeing up Malachi Linton to slot home the third goal for the Glovers.

“Being higher up the pitch, it suits my attributes. I can press from my position and win the ball back. 

“I want to start adding goals and assists to my game, being in that position will help.

At full-time, it felt like the game had gone some way in restoring the connection between the players and fans, something that has been evident in a number of previous seasons. 

“They always will (get behind us), I’ve been here a long time, and when they’re behind us, it’s the best place, I love it. 

“The gaffer mentioned it before, we have to give them something to get behind. I think on Saturday we did and we need to continue that now into the next fixtures.”