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PREVIEW | Yeovil Town v Carlisle United

Sky Bet League Two action returns to Huish Park

23 February 2018

Lewis Wing shoots PPAUK

The Glovers have won their last four matches at home as Carlisle United prepare to visit on Saturday (3pm).

Grimsby, Cambridge United and Barnet were all dispatched in Sky Bet League Two, whilst higher league opposition in the form of Fleetwood were seen off in the Checkatrade Trophy. 

As the Cumbrians head south, Town haven't conceded a goal at home in four-and-a-half hours of league football, scoring seven goals in the process. 

If proficiency in the final third is to continue on Saturday, it will have to be without top scorer Francois Zoko who serves the final game of his two-match suspension.

The Ivorian's suspension has been met by the timely return of 10-goal man Otis Khan, who returned from a five-game absence last weekend at Stevenage.

Bevis Mugabi (hamstring) continues to edge closer to full fitness and could be in contention for a return, but Darren Way will still be without the services of Dan Alfei, James Bailey, Nathan Smith, Artur Krysiak (all knee) and Marcus Barnes (ankle). 

United come into the weekend's meeting having won their last two matches, most recently picking up a 3-1 win at bottom club Barnet in midweek.

Jamie Devitt was on target in London to register his ninth goal of the season, whilst Danny Grainger also sits on nine for the campaign. 

Carlisle have one former Glover in their ranks, with defender Tom Parkes spending a short loan stint at Huish Park back in 2010.

Head-to-head
The Glovers have faced United 23 times since entering the EFL. 

Enjoying a patchy record, Town have seven wins to their name but are on a winless streak of 11. 

Yeovil's last victory over the Cumbrians came in 2011, when Jon Obika and Dean Bowditch secured a 2-0 win at Brunton Park.

Officials
Antony Coggins (Oxfordshire) will take charge of the league meeting between the two sides.

It will be Mr. Coggins' third trip to Huish Park this season, having overseen the 1-0 defeat to Colchester and 2-0 win over AFC Wimbledon.

On Saturday, he'll be assisted by Christopher Kidd (Oxfordshire) and Michael Webb (Surrey) with Dean Treleaven (West Sussex) acting as fourth official. 

Coverage
The pre-match thoughts of Otis Khan 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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