Ahead of El Sarllico at Woking, Yeovil Town manager Mark Cooper spoke to BBC Somerset’s Sheridan Robins. He’s what he had to say…..

Jamie Andrews who joined on loan from West Bromwich Albion on Monday.

SR: You have made three changes, but I understand a couple of those are enforced?
MC: That’s right. Morgan Williams is out with an ankle problem, Matt Worthington is out with a heel problem, so we have had to rejig a little bit. We managed to get Jamie (Andrews) in from West Brom, so he will come in and make his debut in midfield. Staunts (Josh Staunton) was touch and go, but he’s going to play.

SR: I suppose you don’t have a game at the weekend (due to the lack of FA Cup involvement), so the players just have to put their bodies on the line tonight?
MC: That’s it. They have got a week from tonight until the next game, so they have a week after today to get rested and I am hoping the majority of the injured boys will be back for the Maidenhead game (at Huish Park).

SR: What are you expecting from Jamie Andrews tonight?
MC: He’s an elegant, 6’1″, 6’2″ left-footed midfield player and he can run as well. I think he will give us a little bit of quality in the middle of the pitch and some good set-piece delivery as well, so I am excited to see him play.

Chiori Johnson. Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

SR: Both Jamie Reckord and Chiori Johnson are natural wing-backs, so it must be good to have them back in the side.
MC: With the personnel we have got available, it makes sense for us to play wing-backs. I am not massive on formations, it’s about the mentality. But with the players we have got available, that is the best balanced team we can pick at the moment.

SR: Woking are on a good run and fifth in the table, but they have a few injuries as well. It must all be about your players proving themselves to you tonight, isn’t it?
MC: I think it’s important that we concentrate on ourselves. We know against Darren Sarll’s team we have to compete and stand up, man for man, win our duels and the bits and pieces of tactical stuff we have worked on we need them to come to the fore. But first and foremost we need to compete.

SR: There seems to be a good following tonight, it’s not far from Yeovil, it must be good to see them tonight.
MC: I think when you come to a London club there’s always a few fans who lives in London that have moved away from Yeovil, so I am sure it will be a good following.


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