Season: 2021

Chris Todd

Todd, who was a former teammate of Chris Hargreaves at Torquay United, joins having managed the Gulls’ U18’s side since 2019, whilst also working within the first team set up. Last season, his U18’s side won the South West Counties Youth League & the Gary Else Cup.

The 40-year-old Welshman also possesses management experience within the National League, leading Eastleigh to a seventh-place finish in the 2015/16 season. His most recent role in first team management was at Gloucester City during the 2018/19 season.

As a player, Todd began his career with hometown club Swansea City and played 43 times for them, a move into the West Country then followed, to play for Exeter City, where he made 154 league apps.

He then moved across Devon to line-up for Torquay United, where he tasted promotion to the Football League in 2008/09. A number of loan spells followed within the National League, playing for the likes of Forest Green Rovers, Newport County, Hereford & Salisbury.

Eventually, Eastleigh became his permanent home in 2012, becoming their player manager just three years later.

Yeovil Town – Woking (FA Trophy)

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Yeovil Town – Stevenage – live on BBC Two

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FA CUP REPLAY | Weymouth – Yeovil

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Chris Hargreaves

Signing a two-year deal, Hargreaves arrived at Huish Park with a strong coaching pedigree, holding a UEFA PRO Licence and fifteen years experience in coaching roles.

Beginning his coaching career at Exeter City, our manager played a vital role within the youth set-up, helping develop the likes of Ollie Watkins, Matt Grimes and Matt Jay, igniting his strong reputation for developing players.

In 2011, he moved to Dorset to join Eddie Howe’s coaching department at AFC Bournemouth. As a first team coach, the Cherries won promotion to the Championship. During his spell on the South Coast, he helped nurture the likes of Harry Cornick and Jayden Stockley, whilst being on the coaching team working with players such as Matt Ritchie, Steve Cook, Charlie Daniels, and Ryan Fraser.

Hargreaves also boasts management experience within the National League, taking the reins at Torquay United in 2014. During his spell, Hargreaves led the Gulls to the FA Trophy semi-final and recruited a number of gems from the lower leagues who went on to play in the Football League such as Angus MacDonald, as well as giving debuts to a number of young, up and coming players, such as Baily Cargill and Aiden O’Brien.

Following this, Hargreaves spent a number of years at Bristol Rovers in a variety of roles. Firstly as chief scout, as the Club were promoted to League One. He then moved onto a role within the Development Squad, helping them win the Central League and earning seven players their first team debut.

The success with the development squad saw him given the role as assistant manager, taking over when the side were four points adrift of safety. By the end of the season, an upturn in form saw the Gas finish in 15th.

Since 2019, he has been the academy manager at Rovers, working with the U18’s & U23’s on a daily basis. Successes include selling two graduates to Premier League sides for record fees, alongside moving a number of players, including Alfie Kilgour and Luca Hoole, into the first team picture.

In his playing days, Hargreaves made over 650 appearances in the professional game and was a promotion specialist in the National League. Firstly with Torquay, whom he captained to a play-off final victory at Wembley and then with Oxford United just 12 months later. In total, he earned five promotions throughout his career and wore the captains armband at three clubs.

Some may also recognise Hargreaves for his regular appearances as a pundit on BT Sport, covering National League & FA Cup fixtures.

Yeovil Town vs Stockport County

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Max Evans

The young goalkeeper made his debut for the club in friendly action in 2021, coming off the bench against Stratford Town. Max has started competitively for the Glovers in the Somerset Premier Cup and FA Trophy.

Evans also possess first team experience, with a loan spell at Frome Town under his belt during the 2020/21 season.

 

Max Hunt

Standing at six foot, six inches inches tall, the towering Carlisle United loanee signed on loan in December 2020.

A Derby County academy graduate, Hunt has experience at National League levels, enjoying a stint on loan at Aldershot Town in 2019, making 21 league appearances.

Following his first taste of mens football, the Chesterfield born defender moved northbound to Carlisle in the summer and after already making six appearances in League Two this season, now signs for the short term in Somerset with the look to gain more first team experience.

Matthew Worthington

Arriving for a second spell with the club in January 2019, Matt Worthington signed a two-and-a-half year deal from AFC Bournemouth.

A loanee during the 2017/18 campaign at Huish Park, the Cherries academy graduate then spent the first half of the current campaign at Forest Green Rovers before returning to the Vitality Stadium.

Snapped up by the Glovers, the box-to-box midfielder, who can also operate at right-back, signed a long-term deal to return to Somerset.