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PREVIEW | Notts County v Yeovil Town

Town hit the road for second time in a week

20 April 2018

Rhys Browne runs with the ball against Notts County PPAUK

The Glovers head to Notts County this weekend to take on Kevin Nolan's promotion-chasing outfit.

After travelling to Accrington Stanley in midweek, Darren Way's side make the trip to Nottinghamshire looking for a return to winning ways. 

Having gone four games unbeaten on the road, Billy Kee's double saw Stanley secure promotion to Sky Bet League One and condemn Town to defeat for the first time since February in the league away from home.

A victory at Meadow Lane would ensure mathematical safety for Yeovil, whilst the Magpies are looking to build on their back-to-back league wins over Coventry and Colchester.

With no fresh injury concerns, Francois Zoko will serve the last of his four-match suspension against his former employers and will be joined on the sideline by Artur Krysiak, Dan Alfei, James Bailey (all knee), Jake Gray (ankle) and Sam Surridge (hamstring). 

Defender Nathan Smith travelled with the squad to Accrington on Tuesday and could return to the matchday 18 after a lengthy absence with a knee injury.

Looking to make the most of home advantage, Jorge Grant (18 goals) and Jon Stead (13 goals) will provide the obvious goal threat for County who currently sit fifth in the table. 

Head-to-head
Town head to Meadow Lane with a superior head-to-head record, boasting seven wins to Notts County's five. 

Yeovil's last win in Nottingham came in 2014, as a late Jordan Clarke double secured a 2-1 win in League One. 

Earlier this season, Zoko scored from the spot inside the final 10 minutes as the Glovers battled back from Jonathan Forte's opener to take a deserved share of the spoils. 

Officials
Anthony Backhouse (Cumbria) will take charge of proceedings.

His 32nd game of the season, Mr. Backhouse has awarded 98 yellow and seven red cards but will take charge of a Town match for the first time. 

He'll be assisted by Alan Clayton (Cheshire) and Jeremy Simpson (Lancashire) with Richard Wild (Lancashire) acting as fourth official. 

Coverage
The pre-match thoughts of Rhys Browne and manager Darren Way can be viewed 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.  


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