Yeovil Town boss Mark Cooper has said that the decision to leave out captain Josh Staunton was a tactical change rather than one surrounding an injury.

Cooper, chatting to Ian Randall of BBC Somerset, said that the decision to leave out both Josh’s – Staunton and Owers – was down to searching for the right combination.

Morgan Williams replaces Staunton in the back line, he was missing from the FA Cup game with a tight hamstring but the manager confirmed he was not risked with this game in mind. 

“It’s tactical, we are just trying to find the right combination in the middle of the defence and trying to find the right relationships.

Morgan (Williams) was going to play last week (vs Stoneham) in the FA Cup, but had a tight hamstring, we rested him with this game in mind, and I’ve just picked a team which I think can win the game and an attacking team. Rhys Murphy and Frank (Nouble) together up top and two really attacking wide players, so I’ve picked a team to try and win the game”

On the inclusion of Murphy following his hat trick in the FA Cup, Cooper said;

“(The 7-1 win) should give us confidence to go and attack, hence why Rhys Murphy is starting, he scored a hat trick, he can’t do much more than that, so we sacrificed a midfield player for a forward, hopefully it’s the right move”

You can hear the full conversation below.

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