Yeovil Town boss Mark Cooper said he has restored his starting line-up to full strength for today’s National League South encounter with Welling United.

The boss has brought full-back Michael Smith, midfielders Charlie Cooper and Sonny Blu Lo-Everton and strikers Frank Nouble and Sam Pearson back in to the XI from the draw with Aveley on Monday night.

Speaking to BBC Somerset’s Tom Seymour ahead of the game, the boss said: “We changed five of the outfield on Monday night which was a bit of a gamble because we had a number of players which were running on empty and recovering from injury, so we changed five there and we have put most of those back in today.

It is 4-3-3 with a really exciting, mobile, fast attacking front three, there are loads of legs and plenty of creativity in midfield. So a strong line-up, I think.

Jordan Young celebrates his opener after 16 minutes at Welling United, but the Glovers went down 4-1 in November.

Welling, who beat the Glovers 4-1 in the reverse fixture back in November, arrive off the back of a 1-0 defeat to Farnborough in midweek, but that was the Wings’ first league defeat since the end of January following the arrival of manager Rod Stringer.

Cooper said: “They are on a really good run, they have only lost one of their last nine, so we are expecting a tough game. They turned us over at Welling and deservedly so, but it is just another game where we want to try and get points and get towards where we need to be, so that is all we can look at.”

With their nearest rivals second-placed Chelmsford City and third-placed Worthing in action against struggling Truro City and Taunton Town respectively, the Glovers will be looking to extend their unbeaten home record at Huish Park.

The manager added: “We enjoy playing at home and we have performed really well at home all season, but it makes other teams that we are playing even more determined to beat us, so we have to be on our guard. The reason we always hail our players is the fact that every week they have to deal with those teams who come to Huish Park with ‘a free hit’ and no pressure on them. 

We just look at each game in isolation and after it we look at what we need to do for the next one. We have to be as boring and as simple as that. The players focus on the game and what they have to do to win the game, we do not look at too much else.

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