MATCH PREVIEW | Woking – Yeovil Town

On Saturday afternoon (3pm), Yeovil Town travel to Surrey to face Woking in National League action.

The Glovers are on the hunt for their first victory of 2022, but face a side they have already beaten twice this season.

Woking, who turned full-time this season, have not had the step up they might have hoped, sitting in mid table.

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

With no Tuesday fixture this week, Darren Sarll has said he has spent a lot of time focusing on a recruitment drive for Yeovil Town.

“It’s been a tough week, with the recruitment drive. We’re looking for the best player we can get into the building for what we can offer. So far this season, the recruitment has been excellent.”

Team news

Speaking in his pre-match press conference, Sarll confirmed that the Glovers will be without Josh Staunton and Max Hunt due to injury, however defensive numbers have been bolstered by the signing of Ben Barclay and Luke Wilkinson’s return to fitness.

The boss also spoke about a knock Jordan Barnett took in training, but the full-back is likely to feature on Saturday afternoon.

A foot in the opposition camp

It’s been a difficult week for Woking as they lost their talisman Tahvon Campbell to Rochdale. The forward had netted 13 National League goals this season and sat third in the top scorer charts at the time of his departure.

Having received a fee for Campbell’s services, manager Alan Dowson will be hoping to invest in his squad with the funds raised.

Have we met before?

Saturday’s game will be the third time this season alone that the two sides have clashed, with Town winning on both occasions. The first came in National League action as goals from Charlie Wakefield and Tom Knowles secured victory.

In December, the Glovers advanced in the FA Trophy, with Knowles amongst the goals once again alongside a double from Adi Yussuf.

However, since relegation to the National League, Town have not enjoyed their trips to Surrey, failing to win in both visits. Falling to a 1-0 defeat in 2019/20, and being held to a late draw after Matt Warburton’s first half goal was cancelled out late on.


Tickets

We’re expecting a big following of Yeovil fans for Saturday’s trip to Surrey. Tickets are available on the gate so no need to purchase in advance.