Yeovil Town host Barnet at Huish Park in the National League on Saturday afternoon (3pm).
In a repeat of last season’s play-off quarter final, Darren Sarll will be looking to exact some revenge on the Bees, completing the double over the side based in Canons Park.
The visitors have struggled this season, after overhaul in the Summer, Barnet sit 22nd in the National League, with only Dover below them who are not completing the season.
Darren Sarll’s thoughts
Looking ahead to Saturday’s game, the boss said; “We don’t know who will be taking the game on Saturday for Barnet, sometimes that gets a positive reaction from the players. We also don’t know what players will be available, whether that’s somebody coming back in or someone being signed.
“The games for us are so important that we win, so the pressure is almost always on us.
“We’ve been brilliant at Huish Park of late, we’d be even better with supporters. We’ve just got to keep pushing, and after Saturday and Tuesday’s result the pressure is on us to get a win and play well.”
On Tuesday night, both Matt Warburton and Emmanuel Sonupe returned to the substitutes bench after injury lay-offs.
Luke Wilkinson is a matter of weeks away from fitness, whilst Lawson D’Ath and Josh Staunton remain unavailable.
Working hard to get back to full fitness, Lee Collins is also on the road to recovery.
Saturday’s game will come too soon for Rhys Murphy who is recovering from a hamstring injury.
A foot in the opposition camp
This season has been a difficult one, with the club sat 23rd in the National League. Despite starting the season well and amassing seven points from their first five games. Barnet have only registered one league victory since, which came against Halifax Town last month. The Bees also successfully knocked out League One Burton Albion in the FA Cup, before losing out to fellow League One side MK Dons in the second round.
The star man for the Bees is Canadian international winger Michael Petrasso. The 25-year-old has lots of experience in English football, which has involved spells at QPR, Oldham, Coventry, Leyton Orient, and Notts County. Brining International experience to the fold, Petrasso has senior caps for the Canadian international team, with his last appearance coming in 2018. In the same year as his last international cap, the former QPR man had a spell in the MLS with Montreal Impact, where he made 14 appearances.
Under the current government restrictions, no Yeovil fans are able to attend the fixture, however Glovers fans can watch the game live on the improved YTFC Live service for just £9.99. Saturday’s commentary team will feature Yeovil Town defender Luke Wilkinson alongside Marcus Duncomb.
BBC Somerset & Three Valleys will provide live audio commentary as usual along with social media updates available across the Yeovil Town channels.