31st March 2023

Yeovil Town are back in front of the BT Sport cameras tomorrow evening (5:20pm) as we host Southend United at Huish Park.

With results not going Town’s way on Tuesday night, the Glovers will go into the game in the National League relegation zone.

That being said, the Green & Whites come up against opponents in a similarly tricky spell, having lost their last seven games.

Mark Cooper’s thoughts

Speaking ahead of the game, manager Mark Cooper said; “It’s about the group. It’s about that spirit, the togetherness and desire.

“A group of players that are desperate for Yeovil Town to retain its National League status.”

Team news

Jack Clarke has been pictured back in training this week so he could be in line for a return to action.

In other injury news, Jordan Young was described as ‘touch-and-go’ by Cooper in his pre-match press conference, whilst Jordan Stevens will sit out.

On the suspension front, Matt Worthington will serve the final game of his ban against the Blues.

Yesterday, Will Dawes was recalled from his successful loan spell with Oxford City, so we could see him involved on Saturday.

A foot in the opposition camp

It’s been a turbulent time at Southend United in recent months, both on and off the pitch. Widely reported court dates have dominated the headlines, but on the pitch, the Shrimpers have hit a rocky patch.

After a fantastic start to the season, in spite of the off-field issues, the Blues did sit in play-off contention, but have now lost seven games on the bounce.

Amongst the ranks at Roots Hall is a man that needs no introduction to Town fans. Rhys Murphy has recently returned from injury and could be involved in the travelling party to Huish Park.

Have we met before?

The two sides met in National League action for the first time last January, a matter of days after the Glovers’ FA Cup clash with AFC Bournemouth. Southend were the 2-1 victors that evening, with Reuben Reid grabbing Town’s goal.

At Huish Park last season, Yeovil Town were the 2-0 winners in Darren Sarll’s final game as Yeovil Town manager. 

Prior to the earlier encounter, the two sides had not met since 2017 in the First Round of the Emirates FA Cup. Southend, who were a League One club at the time were knocked out by League Two Yeovil through an Otis Khan penalty.

Our trip to Roots Hall this campaign ended in a 1-0 defeat.


Our last two home games have seen increased crowds, thanks to our ‘Pack The Park’ deal being extended until the end of the season. 

We’ll need your support once again on Saturday evening (5:20pm) as we face Southend United.

This means all general admission adult tickets are available for just £10, all concessions (student, armed forces, 17-21, OAP) for £5 and kids for just £1!

Your fantastic support drove us to victory against Eastleigh, and you can help us get over the line in our remaining fixtures at Huish Park. 

In addition to this, we would like to extend our thanks to our valued season ticket holders, who have shown excellent support all season. As a thank you, all season ticket holders can now bring a friend for free, for every remaining game this season. To claim this, log in to your online season ticket account on the ticket portal (HERE), and the offer will be available to redeem – any issues please contact info@ytfc.net.

To purchase tickets online, click HERE.