Yeovil Town make the long trip east as they take on Eastbourne Borough in their final game before the festive football fixture kicks in.

The Glovers head into the game off the back of two draws, their latest being fairly dull 0-0 against an in form Hampton & Richmond.The travelling faithful will be hoping their teams frontmen will be able to find their scoring boots soon.

Eastbourne Borough currently sit one place above the drop zone in 21st and will be looking to get a result against the league leaders and turn their fortunes around.

Yeovil Town Teams News

Mark Cooper was very complimentary of the opposition, believing there is reason behind their poor league position. He said: “They’ve got some really good players, they suffered with injuries, but I think they’ve got most of them back now.

“They played very well here when we beat them 3-2, so we know everything about their players, that you would expect. We can do our homework but nearly every team changes (tactics) when they play us.”

The ex-Swindon boss also spoke highly of new signing Jay Foulston, saying he has a “great left foot” and that he can play “left-back, left centre-back and left-wing back”.

Jay Foulston.
Picture courtesy of Gary Brown.

Newly appointed captain Matty Worthington also gave his thoughts on the upcoming fixture. He said: “We always try to get a clean sheet, we need to start taking our chances, really dominate games and kill teams off.”

Cooper confirmed Jordan Stevens is out for six weeks, Alex Whittle will miss out along with Jake Hyde who can’t play on 3G pitches. Jamie Sendles-White is still absent but has returned to on grass training.

Eastbourne Borough News

Borough boss Mark Beard spoke after their win against Welling about playing the Glovers. He said: “It’s one win, but we can build on that now. we can go into the game against Yeovil next week full of confidence.”

Despite their bad luck with injuries so far this season, The Sports have seen numerous key players return over recent weeks, none more so important than captain Brad Barry who returned in their 0-2 win over Welling last weekend. Also returning that match was midfield Jack Paxman.

The win last weekend was Eastbourne’s first since mid November and was also their first time keeping clean sheet since the opening day fixture against Hampton & Richmond, which led to keeper Harrison Foulkes being named in the National League South Team of the Week.

The South-Coast side have also made a number of high profile signings, with the additions of David Sesay, Louis Collins to name but a few.

A player for Glovers fans to look out for is full-back Sam Beard (son of manager Mark) who recently joined from Dorking. The experienced defender was major part of Barnet getting to the playoffs last season. Collins, is also a player to keep an eye as according to one Sports fan, “he never stops running”.

Cameron Gbadebo is out injured for Eastbourne Borough.

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