Opposition In Focus: Yeovil Town

A closer look at the Glovers

THE GRECIANS are in excellent form and travel to Huish Park just two points off a Sky Bet League 2 play-off place.

With Ollie Watkins settling the Devon derby last weekend with a brilliant strike against Plymouth Argyle, Paul Tisdale's men are looking to continue their impressive run as they take on 19th-placed Yeovil Town.

Saturday's opponents have steered themselves clear of relegation this season and are unbeaten in their previous three matches, which involved two 0-0 draws with Carlisle United and Stevenage sandwiching  a 1-0 win over Newport County AFC.


Yeovil, who dropped down from League 1 last season, salvaged this season late-on and look to have done enough to avoid the drop. This led to manager Darren Way signing a new three-year deal with the club this week.

After being appointed manager on December 31st, following six matches with Way as interim boss, the Glovers were bottom of the Football League. With Town’s position now secure, Way has been awarded the new deal as they look to build for a more positive season next term.


With Way now looking to finish the season as strong as possible, the Yeovil boss has admitted that he is looking to the future of the club, and by that he wants to introduce players from the clubs’ academy.

Speaking to the Western Gazette, he said: “I have a vision where I can develop young talent, so the academy is big to me as manager. That excites me and I think if you get the right ones you can get a good, humble and hardworking team.”


The clubs have met on ten previous occasions, with City just shading the victory count with four compared to Yeovil’s three. They first met all the way back in 1934 in an FA Cup tie that saw City beaten away from home.

The Grecians haven’t been beaten by the Glovers in their previous four encounters, the most recent being City’s 3-2 win on the first game of this season, which saw goals from Tom Nichols, David Wheeler and Will Hoskins secure all three points.