Yeovil Town manager Mark Cooper has said he expects to have the same squad available for Saturday’s trip to Chesterfield as he did for the midweek home win over Eastleigh.

The boss said he expects midfielders Charlie Wakefield and new signing Scott Pollock and defender Max Hunt to be a couple more weeks whilst on loan Jack Clarke is still continuing his recovery with his parent club, Chesterfield.

Speaking ahead of the trip to the fourth-placed Spireites, Cooper praised the attitude of on loan Bristol City pair midfielder Josh Owers and striker Seb Palmer-Houlden who were not in the squad on Tuesday night.

He said: “They missed out the other night and they have been incredible, they have trained so hard and had brilliant attitudes and done really well for us. So it is a tough one to manage, but it will be a similar squad that was involved.”

Of Pollock, who joined from National League North side Boston United in the week, he added: “He is not ready yet and he will be another couple of weeks yet, he is just returning to training and starting running again.

The boss spoke positively about the performance of his side to pick up a crucial three points against an in-form Eastleigh side and spoke about the role the Huish Park crowd played in spurring his side on.

A 64th minute winner from midfielder Matt Worthington was the difference between the two sides, and the result increased the gap between Yeovil and the division’s relegation places to three points.

Cooper said: “I would say to supporters, the energy they gave the players the other night was incredible and it shows what a powerful thing it can be.

It is easy to be negative and sometimes I get it, your team don’t play well it is easy to boo, but the energy they gave the players was incredible.

It is a reciprocal thing, we gave the supporters energy with our performance and they energy they gave us maybe got us over the line. That connection is so important.

He was also asked about the pressure he felt following the takeover of the club by SU Glovers, the consortium led by businessman Matt Uggla and former England rugby union player Paul Sackey, and admitted the deal brought its own challenges.

He said: “I now have to impress a different owner and so do the players. So it is a different pressure, but one that you have to embrace and take with both hands. That is what I am going to try and do.

When you see the stadium as it was the other night, every player commented on how much easier it was to play in that environment – so full credit to the fans and full credit to the players as well.”

Speaking to the Gloverscast this week, Uggla revealed the group had brought in a number of players including defender Edwin Agbaje, on loan from Ipswich Town, striker Jordan Young and more recently midfielder Jordan Stevens, Pollock and on loan Doncaster Rovers striker, Reo Griffiths.

Asked about the backing he had received, Cooper added: “The previous owner (Scott Priestnall) supported me, I have to say that and I have had initial discussion with (the new owners) and it will be a different way, but they are really enthusiastic and they want to make the club great again.”

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