Yeovil Town are back on home soil for a fourth consecutive Saturday afternoon with the Glovers welcoming Chelmsford City to Huish Park.

The Clarets, sit in second place with four wins and two draws from their first six games.

Yeovil Town News

Following Monday’s 4-3 loss away at Havant, manager Mark Cooper said he wouldn’t let a performance like that happen again and promised an improvement.

In terms of teams news, Olly Thomas has returned to Bristol City after being recalled to Ashton Gate whilst Charlie Cooper WILL be available after his red card on Bank Holiday Monday – at this level, suspensions don’t kick in for seven days, meaning he’ll be missing for Weston on Tuesday.

This preview is being written before the Friday press conference, so we wait for news on Matt Worthington’s injury, he was taken off with what was described as a “tweaked calf”, should he be missing, Josh Owers would be the most likely person to come in for his first competitive start at a full time Yeovil player.

Cooper also said there could be a couple going in… and a couple going out… which means this preview will almost certainly be out of date no sooner than we hit ‘publish’. (Editor’s Note – Cheers, Joe Day)

Yeovil also have former Chelmsford striker Rhys Murphy to call upon, he has three goals already for the Glovers this term, he bagged plenty for the Clarets in 2018/19 before coming to Huish Park first time around.

Rhys Murphy in his first spell at Huish Park. Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

Chelmsford City News

Chelmsford, as mentioned above, come into this game as the only unbeaten team in the division, a quartet of wins and two draws to their name.

The Clarets finished in 5th place last season and fell short in the play-offs and will be hoping, if not expecting, to be right in amongst the promotion picture once more this term.

Manager, Robbie Simpson, also runs a couple of external companies including one to help sports people move into other careers after retiring and a lifestyle financial planning company… he’s a busy chap!

He was sent off at Huish Park for Oldham a decade ago… the referee deciding that trying to amputate Marek Stech at the knee was worthy of an early bath.

Robbie Simspson sees Red

Their Bank Holiday program saw them pick up maximum points; a 3-0 win over the Seagull Botherers down the road and a 1-0 win over early season underwhelmers Eastbourne Borough.

Jermaine Francis scored the winner on Monday whilst they shared the goals around on Saturday, youngster Freddie Hockey got the opener. 

In terms of squad names you may know, a couple of experienced heads give the squad plenty of EFL know how; Anthony Wordsworth played a whole bunch with Colchester – interestingly, he’s played 10 times against Yeovil, losing five of them. 

They can also call upon Samir Carruthers, a former MK Dons and Sheffield United player – in fact he was sent off when he last played against us, a double yellow card dismissal in the EFL Trophy for the Dons which ended 4-1 to Yeovil. 

The Clarets will be without Frankie Terry, he was sent off against Welling in mid August, he serves the final game of a three match suspension.

Samir Carruthers saw red the last time he faced Yeovil


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