Yeovil Town are back at Huish Park this coming Saturday as Swindon are next up in Sky Bet League One with a 3pm kick off.
The Glovers haven’t been on the best of form recently and following defeat last weekend dropped into the League One relegation zone on goal difference.
However, they are one of five teams all sat on 12 points, those from Colchester in 17th to Yeovil in 21st are only separated by the number of goals scored and conceded.
Opponents, Swindon are in much better position, currently sat in 3rd place in the league table, they are seven points behind the league leader’s Bristol City with two games in hand.
The reason for those extra fixtures in the backlog is due to the postponement of fixtures during international weeks.
Last week, while others in League One were still playing Swindon had the weekend off while Massimo Luongo, Brad Smith and Yaser Kasim responded to their international call-ups. Their last fixture was way back on Tuesday 7th, a midweek JPT tie against Plymouth.
Swindon lost that fixture 3-2, but their previous form makes for much more positive reading; wins over Leyton Orient, Barnsley, Newport (JPT), Sheffield United and Bradford have made September a profitable month for the Robins. What’s more, they are unbeaten in the league since mid-August and a 1-0 loss to Crawley Town.
Yeovil’s form doesn’t make for pretty reading if you’re a Glovers fan.
Three defeats on the spin against Crawley, MK Dons and Port Vale have sent the side plummeting from the relative safety of mid-table and into the bottom four.
Of course, it’s very early days and form is temporary of course and with Swindon bringing a number of former Glovers’ favourites with them in the match day squad, there could be no better time to get back on track.
Andy Williams is a regular starter in the squad and spent a short time on loan with the Glovers last season in the Championship before serious injury cut that deal short. Elsewhere, Jon Obika is also a Swindon player these days but may well be missing from Saturday’s squad.
He was forced off last month with a shoulder problem and despite avoiding the need for surgery will be out of action for the rest of October.
Other team news from Swindon is the probable return for goalkeeper Wes Fodringham, he sat out the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy game and will more than likely regain his league place. The Robins have also loaned out striker George Barker to Tranmere.
For Yeovil, either Chris Weale or Artur Krysiak will return in goal as Jake Kean has returned to Blackburn.
Kieffer Moore made his return from injury against Port Vale as a first half substitute but was soon struggling again and tweeted a suggestion that his injury may have returned.
Both Seth Nana Twumasi and Ben Nugent are once available for selection following suspension adding strength in depth to the defensive line up.
Swindon and Yeovil have crossed paths many, many times in the past and the Robins proved a thorn in the side during the Glovers’ promotion season with Swindon getting six points.
At the Country Ground, James Hayter scored a consolation goal in a 4-1 loss while the Sky cameras were in attendance at Huish Park for a 2-0 Swindon win.
In total, since 2005, the sides have met 12 times in the league, six going the way of Swindon, four the way of Yeovil and just the two draws.
For those looking for an omen, the last time Yeovil beat Swindon at Huish Park was thanks to a Jon Obika goal back in 2009.
Tickets for the game this Saturday are available right now from all the usual outlets; you can save money when buying in advance and online by using the ticket purchasing system on YTFC.net.
There are, as always, tickets available direct from the ticket office, either by calling or by coming down on the day.
If you are using the ticket purchasing system online, tickets for all the upcoming home games are now available to buy in advance.
For those who cannot make it to Yeovil you can keep up to date with the goings on via Glovers Player with full commentary and with highlights and interviews on YouTube within a couple days you will have every angle covered with YTFC.
Famous Fans: Melinda Messenger.
A Foot in Both Camps: Kevin Amankwaah, Lee Cox, Rory Fallon, Giuliano Grazioli, Owain Tudur Jones, Ryan Mason, Steve Mildenhall, Jon Obika, Dean Parrett, Jamie Pitman, Howard Pritchard, Adam Rooney, Michael Rose, Jon Sheffield and Andy Williams.
Did you know: Swindon is more famous for its roundabouts than Milton Keynes. With the famous ‘Magic Roundabout’ having five mini roundabouts surrounding one big one.
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