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PREVIEW | Yeovil Town v Morecambe

Glovers gunning for consecutive wins

1 March 2019

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Town will march into March looking to make it back-to-back wins at Huish Park when Morecambe visit on Saturday (3pm).

The green and whites picked up an important three points at home seven days ago, as Courtney Duffus' first goal for the club saw off Cambridge United. 

Facing another side in the lower echelons of Sky Bet League Two, the hosts will look to build some momentum as they prepare for tough away trips to Lincoln City and Port Vale. 

Looking to record consecutive wins for the second time in 2019, the Glovers will be boosted by the return of several key players. 

Second top goal scorer Tom James is eligible after serving a four-match suspension, whilst fellow defenders Josh Grant and Omar Sowunmi could both return from ankle injuries. 

Middlesbrough loanee Alex Pattison sat out the win over the U's but is likely to have recovered from a back injury, to only leave question marks over Craig Alcock (knee), Gary Warren (hamstring), Sessi D'Almeida (shoulder) and Gabby Rogers (calf). 

The Shrimps will make the trip south unable to call upon former Glover AJ Leitch-Smith who's set to miss the remainder of the campaign with a hamstring injury, leaving veteran striker Kevin Ellison to lead the line. 

Manager Jim Bentley is the longest serving manager in the top four tiers of English football having been in charge since May 2011. 

Head-to-head
Saturday will be the eighth meeting between the two sides with the Lancashire outfit coming out on top in five encounters.

The last two matches have been decided by a single goal with Town going down at the Globe Arena 2-1 and 4-3 in the last two seasons. 

Yeovil's only win came in March 2017 when Matt Butcher, Alex Lacey and Bevis Mugabi netted up north to record a 3-1 win. 

Officials
Antony Coggins will take charge of proceedings at Huish Park.

It will be his second match of the season involving Town, having overseen the 1-1 draw with MK Dons back in September. 

He'll be assisted by Andrew Laver and Matthew Lee with Paul Lister acting as fourth official.

Coverage
The pre-match thoughts of Courtney Duffus and manager Darren Way can be viewed on iFollow Glovers.

Pre-Morecambe

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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, overseas supporters can watch the game live via the iFollow Glovers service! 

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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