Yeovil Town will take a quick trip down the A303/A358 to Wordsworth Drive on Tuesday evening as they face Taunton Town.
In the final game of ‘El Ciderco’ this season, the Glovers will be looking to take all six points from their local rivals. After a fairly comfortable win against the Peacocks in front of a record crowd on Boxing Day, Mark Cooper’s men will fancy their chances in the return fixture.
For the “Pride of Somerset” however it has been a difficult couple of months, with off-the-field issues leading to them having to sell/loan their best players, which has seen them drop down the table. Sitting just above the relegation zone, the Peacocks will be looking to show their board level problems haven’t affected the on-pitch performances.
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Mark Cooper will be happy with his sides start to the new year. After the postponed game against Taunton, the home fixture against Bath was the Glovers first. In what was tough fought 2-0 win, Yeovil will not be able rest on their laurels when facing another local rival.
The game also saw Frank Noble continue his impressive form, scoring his 8th goal of the season.
After the game, there was even more good news for the Huish Park side, as top scorer and arguably the player of the season so far, Jordan Young signed a new deal that will keep him at the Somerset club until the summer of 2026.
The game will also see a possible three former Peacocks players in the Yeovil side, with the recent additions of Dylan Morgan and Jay Foulston joining Jake Wannell in the green side of Somerset.
Wannell’s superb performance vs Bath saw him make the National League South Team of the Week.
Injury wise only Jordan Stevens misses out.
The Peacocks’ Head of Football Rob Dray talked about the upcoming fixture. He said: “I’ve asked them to just go there and have a proper go, all my teams have a proper go, I look forward to it, roll on Tuesday”.
Mark Cooper and Rob Dray exchange pleasantries
? Gary BrownDray, 54, also spoke about how big the fixture is. He said: “If you told someone we’d be playing Yeovil at home in the league, four or five years ago, they would’ve laughed at you. So we’re not just going to turn up to make the numbers up.”
The former Yate boss also spoke about how he is looking to strengthen before the game “with a couple coming through the door”. Louie Slough is now available to play against the Glovers after originally being ruled out for this fixture on New Years Eve.
Some players for the travelling fans to look out for are midfielder Rabby Minzamba and defender Cameron Evans who both had good games against Slough despite losing.
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