MATCH PREVIEW | Notts County – Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town are on the road once again to face Notts County in National League action.

After a frustrating defeat against Chesterfield last time out, a game in which the Glovers performed well but just lacked that finishing touch, Darren Sarll will be hoping his side can make the most of their opportunities at Meadow Lane.

The hosts also come off the back of a defeat to Chesterfield and will be hoping to bounce back on Saturday afternoon (3pm).

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Speaking ahead of the fixture, Sarll said; “It will be a good game. They’re a traditional club who obviously came down with us.

“They’re a very well resourced and assembled squad. Ian (Burchnall) has been in for a year now and will know about his players and the division.

“They’re a team that plays with big distances between units and individuals, it’s a big pitch so it will be a tough game.”

Team news

The Yeovil Town midfield will be boosted by the return of Dale Gorman after his two-game suspension for picking up his tenth National League yellow card of the season.

In his pre-match press conference, Sarll confirmed that Olufela Olomola had returned to training, but Tom Knowles and Grant Smith hadn’t trained all week and would require a late call to make his match day squad.

Max Hunt remains sidelined after his training injury in January.

A foot in the opposition camp

Notts County are one of many clubs in the National League with promotion ambitions this season, and currently occupy the final play-off place. After a defeat last time out to promotion rivals Chesterfield, County will be needing a win to mount pressure on the teams around them. Prior to Tuesday’s defeat, the Magpies were on a five game unbeaten run, which included a 6-1 mauling of Barnet.

The star man for Saturday’s hosts is Ruben Rodrigues, who found the back of the net twice the last time the two sides met.

Have we met before?

Notts County were a regular opponent for Yeovil Town in the Football League, with the sides dropping into the National League in the same season. 

Since then, County possess the slightly stronger record in the National League against each other, with two wins under their belt. Yeovil’s sole victory came in Darren Sarll’s first season as manager, with Town running out the 3-1 winners a Huish Park. 

Last season, the Magpies staged a heroic fight back at Huish Park, clawing themselves back into the game from 2-0 down to secure a late point.

Tickets

Tickets will be available on the day from the Notts County ticket office.

Ticket prices:

Adults – £22

65+ – £16

U22 – £16

U18 – £9

U16 -£7

U12 – £1

U7 – FOC with accompanying over 18