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PREVIEW | Yeovil Town v Barnet

The Glovers look to move five games unbeaten

12 February 2018

the team huddle before kick off PPAUK

Town are gunning for three straight league victories at Huish Park on Tuesday night (7.45pm).

Sandwiched in a run of five consecutive league games at home, Cambridge United and Grimsby Town were dispatched with aplomb to kick-start a run of good form. 

Following the back-to-back wins, League One outfit Fleetwood were seen off in the Checkatrade Trophy quarter-final, before Darren Way's side came back from Crewe at the weekend with a share of the spoils. 

Now looking to move five games unbeaten in all competitions and record a third straight league win at home, the Glovers welcome Graham Westley's Barnet to Somerset. 

They'll do so without the services of James Bailey (knee), Bevis Mugabi (hamstring), Dan Alfei (knee), Marcus Barnes (ankle) and Otis Khan (suspended), whilst also waiting to learn the fitness of Nathan Smith and Artur Krysiak who both limped out of the weekend's draw.

Top scorer Francois Zoko will look to carry on where he left off at Huish Park, moving on to 11 goals for the season after scoring a 90th-minute winner against the Cod Army last time out.

The Ivorian's services could well be called on to see off the Bees, who head to Huish on the back of an impressive 1-0 win over high-flyers Notts County at the weekend.

Shaquile Coulthirst sits top of Barnet's goal scoring chart with nine in all competitions, whilst John Akinde (four) and Alex Nicholls (two) lead the line last weekend. 

Head-to-head
Town have won three of the previous seven meetings with Barnet, drawing three. 

In fact, the last two encounters have both been in the capital with the Glovers coming away with a 1-1 draw in October and a 2-2 result in March of the 2016/17 season. 

Yeovil's most emphatic victory over the Bees at Huish Park came in December 2003 when Colin Miles, Gavin Williams (x2), Nick Crittenden and Jake Edwards recorded a 5-1 FA Cup win.

Officials
James Linington (Isle of Wight) will be the man in the middle on Tuesday night.

It will his first match involving Town since January 2016, overseeing the 1-0 win over York City at Huish Park in a game which saw four yellow cards produced. 

Mr Linington will be assisted by Mark Russell (Somerset) and Steven Meredith (Nottinghamshire) with Stephen Martin (Staffordshire) acting as fourth official.

Coverage
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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