Max Hunt

Max Hunt seems certain to miss the club’s final game of the season after suffering a reoccurrence of the ankle injury which kept him out for three-and-a-half months.

The central defender limped off after 25 minutes of the Somerset Premier Cup final win over Bath City on Tuesday night.

Central defender Max Hunt. Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

Speaking afterwards, caretaker manager Charlie Lee confirmed the injury was to the same ankle.

He told BBC Somerset’s Sheridan Robins: “It is the same ankle, we are hoping it is not as bad, but I said to him it is the best time to do it (at the end of the season) because it just ruins your holiday.

He will be fit and ready to go in pre-season, he’s done brilliantly this year, 30-odd games with a long period out through injury.

He and Staunts (Josh Staunton)!have both put their bodies on the line to come back and play, most places they might have seen the season out and concentrated on next season.

That shows you the type of character (Max) is and he’s going to be a great player for Yeovil in the future.”

The win over old rivals Bath seems likely to be Lee’s penultimate in charge with him expected to be in charge for Sunday’s trip to Altrincham for the final match of the National League campaign.

Speaking two-and-a-half weeks ago club owner Scott Priestnall said the caretaker boss would be spoken to as part of the recruitment process for the club’s next boss.

Lee said: “If tonight is my last game or the next one is my last game, I don’t know, but it’s been an unbelievable journey and I am expecting to be thereb for the last game at the weekend.

Central defender Max Hunt. Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

Yeovil Town defender Max Hunt has been named in the Vanarama Team of the Week for his man of the match performance in the 2-1 home win over National League leaders Stockport County on Saturday.

The central defender was returning after three-and-a-half months out with an ankle injury, but looked like he had never been away alongside skipper Luke Wilkinson.

He lined up as part of a back three alongside Woking’s Moussa Diarra and King’s Lynn Town’s Josh Coulson in the team of the week.

Well played, Max!

Goalkeeper Grant Smith could be available for Yeovil Town‘s trip to Barnet this week having sat out the last three games through injury.

Grant Smith. Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

Caretaker manager Charlie Lee said the keeper had impressed in training this week and would be in contention for the match in North London.

On loan West Brom keeper Ted Cann has been between the post for the past three games – all of which have ended in wins for the Glovers.

Speaking on Friday ahead of the match, Lee said: “Grant is looking good, we will see how he is today, it’s good to have him firing. He’s nearly fully fit.”

Striker Adi Yussuf is back at the club having been missing for the past fortnight on international duty with Tanzania and the boss said he would be assessed in training today.

Central defender Max Hunt has had a slight set back as he makes his way back from an ankle injury which has kept him out since the end of January.

Charlie said: “Hunty has done well, he’s having a little problem with his quad. He’s not too far away, but not for tomorrow.”

The game will be Lee’s first in the hot seat following the departure of Darren Sarll to join National League rivals, Woking, but he has done his homework on Barnet, who Yeovil beat 1-0 in the reverse fixture in December.

Of the opponents, he said: “We have looked in to Barnet and we know they have good players. They have had an up and down season similar to us, but we have to do what we have been doing lately.

“We know what we are good at and we have to do that.

Yeovil Town defender Max Hunt spoke to BBC Somerset’s Sheridan Robins following the Glovers’ 2-1 win over Bromley and was full of praise for his team mates.

“It’s a special night, the gaffer and Tel (Skiverton), spoke to us about what we needed to do, gave us the confidence before the game to go out and do it, to see the boys back it up – every one of us – putting a shift in, defending like we did in the second half… to hold out and for Granty (Grant Smith) to make that save was brilliant”

The former Carlisle defender referenced how in previous seasons Bromley may have got an equaliser, but another rear guard action saw the game out for the win, thanks to whole defensive unit.

“It’s brilliant, I love every minute of it, going out there, and whether it’s Robbo (Jack Robinson) or Jordan (Barnett) there, you know everyone is going to put a shift in.

(Luke) Wilko and I have got a great relationship and have done since day one, and (Dan) Mossy has been faultless and to have Granty behind us is… you can’t ask for much more”

Yeovil have won back to back away games at Dagenham and Bromley and Hunt thinks that shouldn’t be underestimated.

“To come away twice in a week to two very tough teams, that are both up there and are always going to be up there, both good sides, to do a job on both of them is massive, and it shows how far we’ve come and the spirit of the boys”

“(We are) Looking forward to getting back to Huish on Saturday (vs Dover), put all this behind us, enjoy it tonight and make sure we start prepping properly this week”

Luke Wilkinson.
Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

Following the Glovers’ 1-0 win over Dagenham & Redbridge, Yeovil Town defenders Max Hunt and Luke Wilkinson have both been rewarded with different team of the day places.

Max Hunt made the Non League Paper team of the day alongside former Yeovil front man Paddy Madden.

Whilst Luke Wilkinson (who tried to claim the Glovers’ match winning goal) was named in the Vanarama team where Madden was also present.

Both sides also had Bromley striker Michael Cheek in, who Wilko and Hunt will come up against this coming Tuesday night.

Congratulations to both for their nominations.

Max Hunt warms up

Yeovil Town defender Max Hunt has had his one-match suspension confirmed by the Football Association.

Hunt was sent off in the 2nd half of the weekend’s 0-0 draw vs Solihull Moors for scything down Andrew Dallas when through on goal.

The red card has been classified under the “Denying a goal scoring opportunity” (Law 12, S5) category and carries a single match ban.

The FA Club Disicipline mobile site says the suspension ends on Saturday Nov 6th, which means it is confirmed he will be missing for the FA Cup game with Yate Town this weekend

(see below pictures from the FA Player Guidance document where it is confirmed that Yellow Card Accumulation suspensions are competition specific, but red card offences must be dealt with across different compeitions.)

Also sent off in the match was Solihull’s Jordan Cranston, he has three matches to sit out due the more serious offence of “Striking – Violent Conduct” (Law 12, S2). He hit out at Tom Knowles and last time I checked, this was football, not boxing.

 

 

 

Following Max Hunt’s sending off in the goalless draw at Solihull Moors yesterday, our research desk (aka Ben) has looked in to when we can expect to be without the centre half.

 

Central defender Max Hunt seems likely to miss the FA Cup tie at Yate Town.
Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

Assuming the red card goes down as a professional foul (hard to think it’ll be anything else), then it appears we’ll be without Max for next weekend’s FA Cup first round tie at Yate Town.

Red cards read across to all competitions, whereas yellows are competition specific, as is the case with Dale Gorman who is not (yet) banned for the five yellows he’s collected as one came in the first match against W*ymouth in the last round of the FA Cup.

Max Hunt in action against King’s Lynn at Huish Park.
Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

Following Yeovil Town’s 2-0 win over Woking on Tuesday night, defender Max Hunt spoke to Sheridan Robins from BBC Somerset.

The centre back said that the sides righted a few wrongs from previous performances which hadn’t seen the points secured despite decent showings.

“Coming away from Grimsby on Saturday, the fans there, and all of us would have seen that we did a lot of things right, but there’s just a few things missing in both boxes. We went into it tonight knowing it was important to start fast, and getting an early goal was massive”

“Going on and getting that second, which we haven’t done much much this season, takes the pressure off and allows us to focus on keeping that clean sheet which was even more important.

Much like the first half, the second started with a goal, something which helped calm the nerves of players and fans alike.

“We knew it was important to come out the 2nd half and start it well like we did the first, and it’s a good team goal; Charlie (Wakefield) is looking like a threat down that side and brilliant for Knowlesy, he’s deserved it, he’s worked hard and had a difficult start and now he’s got his first he’ll be up and running”

The former Carlisle man also spoke of his central defensive partnership with Josh Staunton who not only pairs with him on the pitch, but at home as well.

“I live with him, I can’t get away from him, play together, now live together… we’ve got a great relationship on and off the pitch and I think it’s been showing, we’ve been putting some good work in and to get the rewards tonight is enjoyable”

Max Hunt against Halifax – Pic Courtesy of Mike Kunz

Yeovil defender Max Hunt spoke to the press before the Glovers’ game vs Stockport County on Saturday, speaking to BBC Somerset’s Sheridan Robins he was pleased with how he, and the side had started the season.

“I’ve been very pleased, I’ve had to do some work, (I) came back in pre-season fit like all the boys and how the gaffer and Terry (Skiverton) have worked us is credit to how we’ve started.”

Hunt was also full of praise for his central defensive partner, Luke Wilkinson, saying having the experience and know-how of Wilko and the consistency of having a settled defence was key to seeing the team improve.

“Last season there was a lot of different partners, a lot of different people playing in the back four for a number of different reasons, 

“Whenever I’ve played with Wilko, me and him have got a good relationship on and off the pitch – and we’ve had some good results, so let’s hope that continues.

Hunt drew praise from all corners following an incredible last ditch tackle against Halifax in the dying moments at the weekend – Gloverscast Ben described it as “as good as a goal” on the latest edition of the Podcast, whilst Darren Sarll also praised the defenders intervention.

“It was important, the boys had worked hard for 88 minutes, it’s important for me to make that tackle, thankfully I timed it well, the ref could have evened it up after he gave us a penalty, but I made sure I timed it right and didn’t give him the chance to”

There was talk of how Hunt is hoping to be more of a threat in the attacking situations as well as continuing to be resolute defensively with the central defender admitting he’d like a few more goals to his name as the season progresses.

“I think we’ve got a big side in general this season and our set piece takers are fantastic, so as a team, but me as well we have to start chipping in”

The fomer Carlisle man was adament that the team was confident of a positive result and said that he and the entire Glovers side were respectful of Ex-Yeovil forward Paddy Madden but that they were ready for the challenges the whole Stockport side will bring.

 

Yeovil Town central defender Max Hunt has revealed he will miss the rest of the season with a fractured cheekbone.

The 22-year-old, who suffered the injury in the 3-0 defeat at Wrexham, confirmed the news on his Twitter ahead of Tuesday night’s home game with Maidenhead United, the first in front of supporters at Huish Park.