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PREVIEW | Yeovil Town v Mansfield

Glovers prepare for final home game of the season

27 April 2018

Francois Zoko is surrounded by Mansfield players PPAUK

Huish Park's 2017/18 campaign comes to an end on Saturday (3pm) when Mansfield visit Huish Park.

Preparing for a 32nd home match of the season, Darren Way's side will look to reach the 50-point mark for the first time in five years. 

A goalless draw with Forest Green Rovers in midweek confirmed EFL status for another season, allowing Town to play without pressure for the final two games of the campaign. 

However, they will have to do so on Saturday without the services of Dan Alfei, James Bailey (both knee), Jake Gray (ankle) and Stuart Nelson (wrist), with Ryan Dickson (foot) to be assessed late on.

Francois Zoko (suspension), Sam Surridge and Artur Krysiak (both injuries) returned to the fold on Tuesday night and are all likely to feature once again against the Stags. 

The two sides played out a 0-0 draw in the reverse fixture, with David Flitcroft's side needing a win on Saturday to keep any hopes of reaching the play-offs alive. 

In patchy form, the Nottinghamshire outfit head to Somerset having won one, drawn five and lost four of their last 10 games. 

Danny Rose (17 goals) will provide the obvious threat, backed up by loanee Kane Hemmings who boasts 12 goals. 

Head-to-head
Both sides will be looking to take the lead in the head-to-head stats. 

With nine previous meetings, both club's boast three wins with three results shared.

Town will be looking to repeat the emphatic 5-2 win at Huish Park back in 2005, when Arron Davies, Darren Way (x2), Phil Jevons and Michael Rose put the Green & Whites well on track to clinching the League Two title.

Officials
Charles Breakspear (Surrey) will take charge of proceedings at Huish Park. 

His second trip to Somerset, Mr Breakspear oversaw the 3-0 win over Grimsby back in January. 

He'll be assisted by Simon Shaw (Gloucestershire) and Michael Webb with Samuel Ogles (Hampshire) acting as fourth official.

Coverage
The pre-match thoughts of Francois Zoko 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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