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PREVIEW: FLEETWOOD TOWN V YEOVIL TOWN

5 April 2015


Yeovil Town are back in SkyBet League One action this coming Easter Monday with an away trip to Fleetwood Town.

The busy Easter weekend saw Yeovil lose out 3-2 at home to Chesterfield 72 hours ago.

The Glovers now travel to Lancashire to face another Play-Off hopeful Fleetwood Town.

The Cod Army are currently in 10th place, just four points outside the top six following their win over Gillingham on Good Friday.

Gareth Evans scored the only goal in the game as Fleetwood maintained their outside chances of promotion.

Yeovil had an eventful Friday, losing out 3-2 to high flying Chesterfield.

James Hayter and Sam Foley had initially given the Glovers a 2-0 lead, but Chesterfield showed why they are searching for the Championship with three goals in 13 minutes to flip the game on its head.

The defeat leaves Yeovil bottom of the table with their fate now out of their hands, the sad truth is that with a terrible set of results their fate could be settled with the Scunthorpe v MK Dons match on Tuesday.

But that won’t stop Terry Skiverton and his men making sure they are in the fight for as long as possible, a win on Monday will reduce the gap between Yeovil and those above them keeping hopes alive for another week.

On Friday, Terry Skiverton had to rest two loanees from the match day squad due to the loan restrictions. Ben Nugent and goalkeeper Scott Loach missed out as Artur Krysiak returned to the starting line up.

Loach is available for selection this Monday, but it would form the final game of his loan spell.

The former England Under 21’s keeper has played in six games during his time at Yeovil, saving a penalty on his debut against Walsall.

Joel Grant only made the bench on Friday, he could be in line for a start after returning from international duty late.

Joe Edwards was once again missing and Adam Morgan was forced out of contention with a foot injury.

The same fate was bestowed on Nathan Smith who has been playing with a knock recently.

The absentees gave all three Swansea loanees a chance to return to the starting eleven.

For Fleetwood, they extended their loan spell of Brighton defender Adam Chicksen until the end of the season.

Their current squad includes two former Glovers in Anthony Barry – part of the 2007 play of winning side (but, is currently out on loan at Forest Green Rovers) and Josh Morris.

Morris played five times on loan during 2012 before returning to Blackburn.

He now plies his trade at Highbury and the left midfielder is currently the Cod Army’s top scorer with seven league goals.

The two sides have only met three times in history, all within the last four years.

Earlier this season, Fleetwood came to Huish Park and won 1-0 thanks to Jeff Hughes’ late strike.

Previously, the clubs played out a FA Cup Second Round tie on ESPN.

The first leg at Highbury, saw Yeovil go 2-0 up thanks to Ed Upson and Conor Clifford strikes, but two late goals, including a 90th minute penalty saw the home side force a replay.

10 days later, again on ESPN, Fleetwood ran riot with a goal in either half to go through and face Blackpool in the third round.

Yeovil will be hoping to put their first “W” against their name in this fixture.

Tickets for the game are available on the day for any supporters making the journey up, but if you don’t fancy it, sign into Glovers Player for full match commentary.

The highlights from the game will be available on Tuesday on the Club’s YouTube channel.

Famous Fans: Darts player Wes Newton.

A Foot in Both Camps: Anthony Barry and Josh Morris.

Did you know: Defender Nathan Pond holds a Guinness world record for ‘the most football divisions played in for one club by an individual’ with a total of seven!

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