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

Yeovil boss Darren Sarll has urged for patience as he prepares the Glovers for the National League season.

Yeovil had only fourteen first team members available for Tuesday’s 1-0 win against Taunton and speaking after the match, Sarll said: “I’m sure the group will grow as the pre season carries on and as we get into the season. We’re going to have to be patient though as we are looking for real value. Both financially and something that going to come into the starting eleven and make a real impact.”

Conspicuous by their absence on Tuesday were the cohort of trialists we’ve seen at previous friendlies, with one new face, Zeli Ismael appearing. Sarll cited the newness of this current squad as the reason for not bringing in too many trialists.

“Because 50% of the group are new, I don’t want to flood it with other new people like trialists and dilute the cohesion that we might miss out on if we do that. The benefit of keeping everything nice and small and tight is that they’re obviously getting to know each other a lot quicker because they’re having to play more minutes with each other a lot earlier.  

“I am liking the fact that they’ve got to be together. There’s not many trialists, the trialists were trying to bring in have got to have some sort of CV or credibility and value to the group. Hopefully what that does is just accelerates the way the players can interact and hopefully we’ll get wins,” he said.

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