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PREVIEW: NOTTS COUNTY V YEOVIL TOWN

16 October 2015


Yeovil Town are back in SkyBet League Two action this coming Saturday when the Glovers travel to Notts County for a 3pm kick off.

Paul Sturrock’s side have been on a run of three straight draws as the side becomes harder and harder to beat.

However, on the flip side, there hasn’t been a win for the side since a Football League Trophy win over Barnet in early September.

Since we’ve turned the calendars to October, the Glovers have gone to Portsmouth and come away with a 0-0 draw, the same score line was on the cards in the JPT against League One high flyers Coventry – a game Yeovil won on penalties – and a second half comeback secured a point from 2-0 down at home to Dagenham and Redbridge.

The ideal response would be to turn these positive results and performances into wins.

Three points for the away side has the potential to lift Yeovil up to 18th in the table, within just two points of Notts County.

County lie in 16th place on 14 points and like Yeovil haven’t tasted a win in a while.

They last played on Sunday, 24 hours later than Yeovil, when they lost 2-0 to Plymouth Argyle live on Sky Sports.

A Reuben Reid double was the difference between the two sides.

Before that, County were given a thrashing by Sheffield United in the Johnstones Paint Trophy and were on the wrong side of 3-1 score line when they travelled to Leyton Orient the weekend before.

In terms of team news, Yeovil are happy to be able to call upon Josh Sheehan once more after he missed two games away on international duty with the Welsh Under 21 squad.

However, Jake Howells, the midfielder from Luton Town will not be available for selection, his temporary deal came to an end this week and he has returned to Luton.

Connor Roberts’ deal also came to an end, but he has extended his deal as one of the Glovers more consistent performers this season.

The injury news at Huish Park is that there are hopes that some of the injured contingent could be available soon, with Jack Compton hoping to return and take the place vacated by Howells.

Elsewhere there are ever increasing chances of seeing Omar Sowunmi and Alex Lacey in the match day squad, but no players will be rushed back before they are ready.

For County, they have been adding to their squad recently with the loan additions of Alan Sheehan (no relation to ours…) from Bradford City and Jack Barmby from Leicester City.

They have not ruled out adding more names to their list with goals hard to come by and with a couple players one yellow card away from suspension a loan deal or two could be on the cards for Ricardo Moniz’ side.

They have a wealth of experience in the likes of Roy Carroll, Alan Smith and former Glovers loanee Scott Loach which will present its own challenges playing against a relatively inexperienced Yeovil side.

Yeovil will be trying to build on three positive results against a side struggling for form this Saturday.

Tickets are available right up until kick off for travelling supporters whilst anyone not travelling to Nottingham can buy tickets for upcoming fixtures at Huish Park by clicking HERE.

Last time we met

Both these sides dropped out of League One last season so the two teams have met quite recently.

The last time they crossed paths, was at Huish Park in April of this year, with both sides fighting for survival, they played out a 1-1 draw.

Sam Foley’s free kick was inadvertently turned into his own goal by a County defender early on before Garry Thompson saved a point late on.

The last time the sides played at Meadow Lane, Yeovil came out on top in a 2-1 win.

Jordan Clarke was on loan from Coventry at the time and it was the defender’s brace that secured a win.

In fact, Yeovil haven’t lost to County in any of the last four meetings, a good form guide, we hope, going into Saturday’s game.

Kit

Town will be wearing their away kit for the fixture. In doing so they will be supporting the 'Wear it Yellow' campaign. to find out more about the campaign click here.

Tickets

Tickets for the fixture are available on the day and can be purchased at a rate of £24 for adults, with seniors and under 21s admitted for £15.

Junior tickets are priced at £8.

Commentary and Social Media

Commentary for all of Yeovil Town’s matches can be heard through the online club service Glovers Player, you can sign up for this by clicking HERE!

BBC Radio will also have full match commentary of the Green and White’s matches, stay tuned to your local station for all the details.

Stay tuned to all things Yeovil Town through the club’s social media outlets.

YTFC can be found on TWITTER, FACEBOOK, INSTAGRAM and even SNAPCHAT just search for @YTFC or click on the links provided. Use the Hashtag #YTFC across all platforms to make sure you connect with other Glovers fans the world over.

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