PREVIEW | Yeovil Town – Wrexham AFC

Yeovil Town’s first home game of the season takes place on Saturday afternoon (3pm) as Wrexham visit Huish Park.

Looking to bounce back from a loss at Scunthorpe last weekend, Yeovil have a tough task in-front of them against the much fancied Welsh side.

The Glovers can take heart from their victory on the road against Wrexham last season.

Chris Hargreaves’ thoughts

In his pre-match press conference, Hargreaves said there were some “new faces” in the building. These were confirmed to be Gime Toure on a permanent deal & Alfie Pond on loan from Exeter.

Team news

Town’s two new additions could be involved against Wrexham.

Hargreaves also referenced a few injuries within the squad but was coy with names.

On the suspension front, the Glovers are all clear!

Around the ground

There’s lots new and exciting at Huish Park for the new season. Firstly in the Alec Stock Lounge between 12:30pm and 1:30pm, there will be 50p off all drinks.

Secondly, we’re pleased to announce the return of the programme, which comes free with a keepsake card.

The club will also be celebrating a ‘community hero’ before kick-off every week. Dave Rooks of Yeovil will be your Local Hero at the Wrexham game – Dave qualifies as a ‘Local Hero’ for having been a Scout Leader with Holy Trinity Scouts in Yeovil for 60 years, providing training and leadership to hundreds of Yeovil boys and girls having been a scout himself since the age of 9. 

A foot in the opposition camp

Wrexham have been the most widely spoken about team in the National League this season, and it hasn’t been for what’s happened on the pitch. The club are now owned by Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney. 

The investment from the big names has seen big changes at the Racecourse Ground, with players such as Elliot Lee and Paul Mullin dropping down the divisions to play National League football.

In the dug-out, Phil Parkinson, who previously led Bradford to a League Cup final stepped into the role in the last season and will be hoping to add another promotion to his CV this season.

Have we met before?

Since dropping back into the National League, Yeovil Town have endured mixed fortunes against the Red Dragons. 

In the first season, the two sides played out a memorable 3-3 draw, with Rhys Murphy hitting a hat-trick. In February 2020, the Glovers final home fixture before the COVID-19 lockdown, Yeovil were the 3-0 victors. 

Last season, our trip to the Racecourse was an enjoyable one, with Yeovil taking home three points thanks to goals from Josh Staunton & Sonny Blu Lo-Everton. At Huish Park, Wrexham secured a hard-fought 2-1 win.

Tickets

Tickets for Saturday’s game can be purchased from the online ticket office until midday on match day for physical tickets. Print at home can be bought from there until kick-off. 

Following this, they can be purchased in person from the ticket office, however this is subject to a small price increased. We strongly recommend getting to Huish Park early to avoid queues.