Yeovil Town return to Huish Park on Tuesday evening (7:45pm) for the eagerly anticipated derby with Weymouth.
After a victory against Woking on Saturday, the Glovers will be full of confidence going into the National League clash.
Weymouth will be hoping the derby can inspire them to bounce back from a last-minute defeat at the hands of Aldershot and springboard a survival bid.
Darren Sarll’s thoughts
Previewing the game, Sarll said; “I’ve told the players, it doesn’t matter how they physically feel, there’s no room for fatigue in these games. They have to feel and be ready to go to battle.
“The two FA Cup games were horrendous features for me, but hopefully this will be a better showing. It’s nice to get that new year win out the way going into it.”
Saturday’s victory saw two casualties on the suspension front; Mark Little was sent off for a second booking, whilst Tom Knowles received his fifth booking of the season and will also be unavailable.
With regards to injuries, Jordan Barnett limped off in the second half and will be hoping the extent to his injury is minor. Josh Staunton is not expected to return until next week and Max Hunt remains a long-term casualty.
The returning Lawson D’Ath could be in line for his third Yeovil Town debut after signing for the club once again after recovering from injury.
A foot in the opposition camp
Recent weeks have seen major changes in the camp at the Bob Lucas Stadium. Brian Stock lost his position as a manager and has been replaced by former Oxford City manager and Somerset native David Oldfield.
In his first games in charge, Oldfield is yet to pick-up a victory and experienced late heartbreak last time out against Aldershot. The new man will be hoping to make an impact soon with the Terras sitting nine points from safety.
Have we met before?
Before last season, it had been over 20-years since the two sides last met in competitive action and it has been a fixture Town have enjoyed far more, not losing a single one of those meetings.
During the 20/21 season, the Glovers completed a league double over the Terras, winning 3-0 at the Bob Lucas Stadium and 3-1 at Huish Park.
This season the two sides have already met twice, in a mammoth FA Cup tie which Town won on penalties.
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