Yeovil Town return to National League action in quick succession, hosting Aldershot Town at Huish Park tomorrow afternoon (3pm).
After suffering a 6-1 defeat against Torquay United on Boxing Day, Darren Sarll and his side will be eager to put right the wrongs following a difficult afternoon at Plainmoor.
Last season, the Glovers fell to a home draw for a second successive game as Aldershot held the green & whites to a 2-2 score line back in November of 2019. After trailing twice, goals from Albi Skendi and Rhys Murphy clawed Yeovil back into the game for a share of the spoils.
Darren Sarll’s thoughts
Speaking after the defeat against the National League leaders on Saturday, Sarll told BBC Somerset post-match that all attentions now turn quickly to tomorrows encounter at Huish Park.
“We’ve now got to try and piece together the unit following today’s result, he said.
“We also need to try to take away the indecision, the caution, anxiety and all the other stuff that comes with a defeat and most importantly be ready for what is going to be another tough game on Monday.
“We’ve just got to keep our heads down, work even harder and hopefully we can get those wins and results that we have been looking for all season.”
The Glovers are provided with a big boost ahead of Monday’s game as central defender Luke Wilkinson will return to the squad following his suspension, however Josh Staunton is still highly likely to be sidelined with his injury which he sustained against Eastleigh earlier on in the month.
A foot in the opposition
It was a belated Christmas present for the Shots on Boxing Day as a strike from Harrison Panayiotou and a brace from Jermaine Anderson gave Aldershot Town a superb win against fierce rivals Woking in the National League at the EBB Stadium.
The win moved Danny Searle’s side up into 16th place and placed them into distant sight of the play-offs with only a four-point gap separating themselves and fifth placed Bromley.
In a competitive 2020/21 season, a win for Aldershot tomorrow would see them leapfrog into the top half of the National League table in search of securing a top half finish and beyond, whilst being in the center of a well-congested fixture schedule.
Under the current government restrictions, no Yeovil fans are able to attend the fixture, however Glovers fans can watch the game live on YTFC Live for just £9.99.
BBC Somerset will provide live audio commentary as usual along with social media updates available across the Yeovil Town channels.