Josh Staunton could be back in contention for tomorrow’s National League fixture with Solihull Moors at Huish Park, according to manager Darren Sarll.

The midfielder missed the last two games after through injury fortnight ago and had been expected to miss three matches, which would put him out until the visit to Wealdstone on Tuesday night.

But, Sarll said he was expecting Staunton to be putting him “in a position” to consider him for selection in the Glovers’ training session on Friday.

Speaking ahead of that match, the manager said: “Josh is going to train today (Friday), so I think there is going to be a very difficult conversation today at 2pm between our physio.

Josh Staunton, who has missed the past two matches through injury.
Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

“Josh is a very demanding patient, he wants to get to the next bit yesterday and knowing him he will train this morning, get through it and then he’ll knock on my door and saying ‘I’m ready to go.’

“There should be more of a scientific process of coming back to play, but when you have got players like Josh Staunton who are ready to play with pain.

“I’m going to hold on to see how he does in training, knowing Josh he’ll be smashing in to things before the session has even started and he might put me in to a position (where I have to consider him) for tomorrow.”

He also revealed that midfielder Matt Worthington was “feeling tight” after coming off in the 67th minute of Tuesday night’s 1-1 derby draw with W*ymouth and would need to be reviewed ahead of the visit by Solihull.


Midfielder Lawson D’Ath can help to create more chances to get our strikers firing, the boss said.

The 29-year-old made his first appearance after nine months out through injury as a 67th-minute substitute against W*ymouth having re-signed until the end of the season.

Sarll said: “If you look at the creation of chances, we have tried to add to that by bringing Lawson in and even on Tuesday night, his passing, the way the ball arrives in front of the player just right. So many opportunities this season have been passed up because we have not got that creative timing right, so I am hoping as Lawson gets fitter and accustomed to game time, he will give us that.

He quickly added that he believed the former Reading youngster was “nowhere near fit enough to start a game” yet.

Solihull Moors strikers Danny Newton and Andrew Dallas were both players that Darren Sarll spoke with about coming to Yeovil in the summer.

Newton played for the manager at Stevenage and joined this weekend’s opponents instead, whilst Dallas was also someone who the boss looked at.

He said: “I know Danny very well, I brought him to Stevenage from Telford, and he was a player we spoke with and we would have liked him with us. Andrew Dallas was someone they acquired from Cambridge for a fee which was out of our capabilities. I don’t know Andrew, but I know Danny, he did really well for me at Stevenage coming out of National League North and in to the League. They are in good form and Neal (Ardley) is a very experienced coach and a good guy, so these are tough games but they are the ones we have applied ourselves well in the past. I am looking forward to this one more than I was on Tuesday, it’s a good game for us.”

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