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PREVIEW | Yeovil Town v Coventry City

The Glovers host Sky Blues in second fixture at home

25 August 2017

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Town players celebrate a goal at Forest Green Rovers

Looking to take the positives from Town’s defeat at Forest Green Rovers, all three starting forwards found themselves on the scoresheet.

Southampton loanee Olufela Olomola continued his fine form of the previous week against Accrington Stanley with an early goal to take his tally in Green and White to three, before Otis Khan netted from the spot – his second of the season.

Forward Francois Zoko added a third for the Glovers, and now sits seventh on Yeovil’s all-time EFL goalscorers list, one behind Dean Bowditch and Andy Williams.

Manager Darren Way stated his intention to bring in reinforcements to strengthen his backline after the game, and brought in defender Sid Nelson from Millwall on Monday.

The 21-year-old, who boasts a healthy amount of Championship action on his CV, is in line to make his debut against Coventry City this weekend.

Mark Robins’ side began the campaign in fine fashion with two wins from two and no goals conceded.

That sequence concluded at home to Newport County last week.

Before that, youngster Jodi Jones had showed off his talents – especially in the season opener by scoring a hat-trick – while Michael Doyle and Stuart Beavon offer great experience.

Last year’s Checktrade Trophy winners are expected to win promotion back to League One at the first time of asking.

Head-to-head
All three of Town’s meetings with Coventry in Somerset have ended in draws.

The Sky Blues first visited Huish Park in 2012, where a 21st-minute Richard Hinds strike cancelled out an early Cody McDonald goal.

Yeovil’s last two matches against the Warwickshire outfit have finished 0-0.

Officials
Martin Coy will be the man in the middle this weekend. 

Both of Mr. Coy’s league matches this season have been in League Two.

The Durham-born official refereed 25 games last season, the majority in the National League, dishing out 84 yellows and one red.

Coy has never officiated a Yeovil match.

He will be assisted by Steven Plane (Worcestershire) and Robert Dabbs (Dorset) with Christopher Kidd (Oxfordshire) acting as fourth official. 

Coverage
Darren Way and Sid Nelson‘s pre-match interviews can be watched in full for free on iFollow Glovers.

On matchday, minute-by-minute updates will be provided on YTFC's official Twitter account and live matchday centre.

If you’re unable to attend the game, live audio commentary is available via the iFollow Glovers service, with the monthly and season subscriptions offering full-match replays from Sunday. 

A full match report will follow on YTFC.net at full-time with post-match reaction from the manager and a member of the playing staff following soon after. 

Tickets
Supporters can purchase tickets in advance online, by phone on 01935 847888 or in person at the ticket office. The match will be pay on the day but ticket prices increase so buy in advance to save time and money.


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