MATCH PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Dagenham & Redbridge

Yeovil Town return to home comforts on Tuesday evening to face Dagenham & Redbridge (7:45pm).

Last time out, Darren Sarll’s side produced a positive performance on the road against Notts County, drawing 1-1 at Meadow Lane. Despite the hosts’ last minute leveller, the Glovers had lots of positives to take from the battling performance in Nottinghamshire.

Having been initially stated to play this fixture in mid February, Yeovil have not played in front of the Huish Park crowd since the 5th February.

Darren Sarll’s thoughts

Speaking after Town’s draw with Notts County, Sarll said, “If we can take learning from today, this team can be so good. I absolutely love working with them.

“I hope people can see their progress because they are fighting for dear life. Once we break the ceiling of two goals in a game, I think we’ll unleash other attributes that we haven’t even seen yet. We’re pushing for that.

Team news

It seems as if Yeovil got through Saturday’s trip to Notts County largely unscathed which is a rare feature this season.

In his post-match interview following Notts County, Sarll hinted that Olufela OIomola could be in line for a return on Tuesday evening.

Max Hunt remains a long-term absentee.

Have we met before?

Earlier this season, Yeovil Town were the victors in a tight 1-0 victory at the Chigwell Construction Stadium. In fact, the Glovers have lost just once to Dagenham since relegation to the National League. 

That loss came early in 19/20 where the Daggers were the victors in a topsy turvy 3-2 fixture on a boiling hot August day!

Last season, Yeovil claimed four points off Daryl McMahon’s side, drawing 0-0 away before a last minute Tom Knowles free-kick secured a victory at Huish Park.

A foot in the opposition camp

The star man for the visitors is Paul McCallum, a forward with a history of finding the back of the net in the National League, despite injury issues this season, he has struck 11 goals in 24 games in all competitions. When at Barnet, McCallum scored against Town to knock us out of the play-offs in 2019/20.

However, earlier this season it was McCallum’s own-goal that secured three points for Town.

The visitors are likely to be without familiar face Angelo Balanta, who made a handful of appearances in Yeovil Town’s League One play-off winning season.

Tickets

Tickets remain available online until 4:45pm on Tuesday and from the ticket office until kick-off although subject to a surcharge after 4:45pm.