Dale Gorman has promised Yeovil Town supporters that the club’s players understand the significance of the FA Cup derby with local rivals W*ymouth on Saturday.

The fourth qualifying round tie at Huish Park is the first time the two sides have faced each other in front of fans since 1999.

Dale Gorman.
Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

Speaking ahead of the tie, the Northern Irishman said: “As a player, it does not matter who you are and what you know about the derby, it is important you present yourself well.

“Weymouth are going to come here and we will be at it and they will be at it. There is no-one in the dressing room not looking forward to it.

“The fans are important on Saturday, we will be looking for them to get right behind us and we will be looking to get one over on Weymouth.

Neither side are going in to the tie in great form with the Glovers without a win in their last five matches whilst the Terras have lost their last four games.

But, Gorman said: “It doesn’t matter if we were top of the league and they were bottom, it’s a local derby and form goes out the window.

“It’s all about who turns up on the day and who wants it more and we’ll be making sure it’s us.”

The midfielder said he felt the performance in a 1-1 draw at home to Altrincham on Tuesday night was an improvement when they lost 2-0 at home to Notts County the previous Saturday without making a shot on target until the 85th minute.

He said: “Saturday (against Notts County) was not good enough and we know that as a team and Tuesday (against Altrincham) was a good chance for us to respond and it was important that we did because of the importance of the game coming up against W*ymouth.

“There was no-one out there who did not give 100% on Tuesday night, there’s a lot of positives to draw from it.

“There was a lot more creativity and it is definitely something we as a team are looking to improve and we showed glimpses of that trying to do that.


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