Darren Sarll has told Yeovil Town supporters to expect a different style from the “young, hungry” squad he has put together for the upcoming National League season.

The manager was speaking as his new-look Glovers prepare for their opening pre-season friendly at Huish Park against Forest Green Rovers on Saturday (kick-off 3pm).

It will be an opportunity for new signings goalkeeper Grant Smith, defenders Mark Little and Jordan Barnett and  midfielders Dale Gorman and Charlie Wakefield to make their first appearances in front of the home supporters.

Morgan Williams, who had two spells on loan at the club before joining permanently this summer, could appear after sitting out last weekend’s opening friendly at Stratford Town.

Darren Sarll
Yeovil Town manager Darren Sarll.
Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz,.

Speaking to the club’s official YouTube channel, Sarll said: “We have tried to put together a young, hungry squad with good experience.

“(Josh) Staunton at 25 is a experienced footballer with over 200 games now, (Dale) Gorman is an experienced footballer, so experience is not just defined chronologically.

“They are very competitive this group in a different way (to last season’s side) and it has been a really encouraging three and a half weeks and their commitment to the cause and the new way has been incredible.
“We are going to have to be different, you are not going to see the same product because there are different ingredients and we are going to come out the other end in a completely different style.
“So everyone has got to be open minded, but I am guessing as long as we are winning  everyone will go home happy on a Saturday

We will have to wait and see whether any of the trialists who appeared in the 1-0 win at Stratford last weekend appear again against Forest Green.

Defenders Harlain Mbayo and striker Deshane Dalling are understood to have still been training last week, but we will wait and see whether defender Robin Dempsey and Richard Afrane-Kesey get another chance to impress.

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