Tom Knowles

Tom Knowles will be a Yeovil Town player next season after the club triggered a clause in his contract.

Tom Knowles in action for Yeovil Town.
Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

The forward finished the season as the Glovers’ top-scorer with 11 goals after finding the net in the final day win at Altrincham earlier this month.

He joins first-team regulars goalkeeper Grant Smith, defenders Max Hunt and Morgan Williams and midfielder Josh Staunton as players confirmed at Huish Park for next season, with youngsters Toby Stephens and Ollie Haste also contracted to the club.

The 23-year-old joined on undisclosed terms from Cambridge United in November 2020 and has been a regular in the starting line-up ever since, scoring 18 times in 82 games across all competitions.

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Tom Knowles believes he has learned a lot from a “carnage” season as a key part of Yeovil Town‘s season.

The forward has played 44 times this season, surpassing his 38 appearances last season, and believes he has learnt a lot since joining in November 2020.

Speaking ahead of this weekend’s final home game against Boreham Wood, the 23-year-old admitted the current campaign has been a tough one.

He said: “One of the main reasons I came down to Yeovil was to be in a first-team environment and to learn as much as I can about the game.

“I think I have done that in abundance because I think anything that could happen in football has happened to me during my time here.

“You have just got to learn as much as you can and take it all in your stride and learning off the senior players here really helps.

“They have been on this journey before so they can help you and guide you whilst you are learning about yourself. It has been tough but I have enjoyed it.”

The former Cambridge United man is one of a number of Glovers’ players who are out of contract come the end of this season, but said he hopes the side can sign off with victory over Boreham Wood in the final home game of the campaign this weekend.

He said: “It’s been a tough year for several different reasons and we know how football can bring everyone together.

“So if we can end with a high at home in front of our fans that will leave everyone with a positive feeling going in to the summer and looking forward to next year.

Going in to that game, Knowles is on nine goals and admits he would like to take it to double figures with two more National League matches remaining.

He said: “I have never hit double figures before in my career so that would be nice, but as long as I am a cog in the wheel that helps the team win, I am happy. If I am the one that scores, sets one up or blocks one on the line, I am happy.”

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Tom Knowles turns home the second in the 2-0 home win over Southend. Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

In perhaps the least surprising news of the week, Tom Knowles has been named in the Vanarama Team of the Week.

Knowles has been performing well for a while now and bagged another goal in the 2-2 vs Barnet.

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Tom Knowles said the team performance Yeovil Town put in to secure a 2-0 win over Southend United typified former captain Lee Collins.

The fixture comes just days before the first anniversary of the death of the centre half and Huish Park marked his passing with his daughters, Amelia, Laila and Charley-Mae, mascots for the game.

Tom Knowles celebrates with Charlie Wakefield after scoring the second goal against Southend. Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

Speaking to BBC Somerset’s Sheridan Robins after the win, Knowles said: “He was a leader on and off the pitch. Seeing his little girls and his family here sends a shiver down your spine, so to put in a team performance for him that is so important.

“What this club has gone through, it has connected us so much and we all still feel his presence here and the gaffer constantly reminds us what Lee was on and off the pitch.

“He wants that in our team so I am really happy we have done that for him today.”

Knowles scored his seventh of the season with an eighth minute strike to put the Glovers 2-0 ahead after an opener from Reuben Reid, and said both he and his team-mates are playing with confidence.

He said: “I feel a lot more confident in myself and hopefully I am showing that on the pitch, and we are feeling that as a team, playing with a lot more freedom and confidence.

The past couple of months we know we have not been at the races and we’ve been disappointed not to get the results, so it is always pleasing when we have played well to get three points and that’s what we are here to do.”

The win saw Yeovil leap-frog Southend in to the top half of the National League table, 11 points off the play-off places, with nine games remaining.

Knowles did not quite go as far as saying they could still make a push for the top seven, but he certainly still has a motivation to pick up wins.

He added: “There’s still 27 points to play for and the more we can pick up, we will always look up and see where we can get too.

“You have to beat teams around you and in the next few weeks we’ll be looking to gain an advantage over other teams.

“We have to go in to every game with confidence because on any given day we can beat any team in this league. We’ve had great performances against teams above us, and we have to go in every game looking for three points.”

 

 

Tom Knowles in action
Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

Yeovil Town forward Tom Knowles spoke to BBC Somerset’s Sheridan Robins after the 1-1 draw with Notts County and despite being on the wrong end of 94th minute equaliser, he said he and squad weren’t too downbeat.

There’s a lot of positives we can take from that, I think we were the better team for the vast majority of the game, and we’ve been (doing) so well at defending our box all season, so it’s disappointing to concede the goal in that way.

We’re very positive after that, although it’s disappointing not to get all three points, it’s a great result away at Notts County.

Knowles echoed the manager’s thoughts that the group is working hard as a unit and that the squad a brilliant to be around, even if the likelihood of a play-off place is getting smaller by the game.

It’s something that we all buy into, we do it for each other, we run our legs into the ground and we know that when we get taken off, that someone else is going to come on and do exactly the same. We are going to give absolutely everything into every game.

Knowles was asked about the lack of goals this season and he was sure they would come eventually.

“I think that’s the frustrating part for us boys up top is that, we are all working so hard and the final bit is the final third, the last bit in front of goal, so I’m sure when one comes the floodgates will open, and we will start scoring and flying.”

The former Cambridge United man was taken off towards the end, but the front man confirmed, it was nothing too serious and was already looking forward to playing Dagenham & Redbridge on Tuesday night.

“The fans really get behind us there (Huish Park) and we will definitely want to put on a show for them and the ones that travel – we are so thankful for their support because Nottingham isn’t exactly around the corner from Yeovil, nor is Chesterfield. 

“The support has been brilliant the last couple of games so get back in front of our home fans and put on a show.”

Much like Darren Sarll, he reiterated his enjoyment at playing in this squad and was hoping for more success with this group.

“I love it, I love the dressing room, everyone of us are buying into the exact same thing and we all want the exact same outcome, we all get on on and off the pitch and when the results start coming on the pitch we will fly, I’m sure of it.”

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Tom Knowles, who has five goals so far this season.

The Football Association have confirmed the one-match suspensions of Mark Little and Tom Knowles.

Little was shown two yellow cards on Saturday against Woking, whilst Tom Knowles picked up his fifth booking of the season in the same game… his first one since mid-October.

Knowle’s booking has been listed as a “Time Wasting – Delaying the Restart” booking, hence Darren Sarll’s “dopey” comment post match. 

With the Glovers having now completed 23 league games the ‘5-yellow card’ suspension rules has ended with those picking up their tenth still expected to miss two games.

Both Little and Knowles will be absent for the visit of W*ymouth on Tuesday night but will be available again at the weekend.

 

 

Yeovil Town forward Tom Knowles believes playing as part of a front three generated “some of the best attacking football of the season” against Wrexham last weekend.

The forward was paired alongside Charlie Wakefield and Sonny Blu Lo-Everton in that match and put his side ahead with a stunning first half opener.

Tom Knowles, who has five goals so far this season.

Speaking to the Gloverscast ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Woking, Knowles said: “I think we played some of our best attacking football last weekend, we created a lot of chances, we just needed to score a couple more.

“I played predominantly on the right last week which was nice because I had been playing mostly on the left this season.

“I think we complement each other nicely up there and whoever it is playing in those attacking positions, we have to create and score as many as possible.

“I enjoyed playing up there with Chaz and Sonny, but Reubs (Reid) and Adi (Yussuf) have qualities, so if I get my chance I know I have to do my best whoever I am playing alongside.”

Both Reid and Yussuf started on the bench last weekend and manager Darren Sarll admitted that playing the three young forwards up front together was something he had been thinking about for a while.

He said: “Even when we had Joe (Quigley), we had not scored enough goals and there was something there that I had been thinking about for a while, but we had Joe in good form or Adi in good form.

Sonny is only going to get better if he is rolled out, he has an extraordinary talent, he works so hard and has a brilliant attitude.

Knowles is the form player and Wakefield is probably first name on our team-sheet, he has been brilliant for us.

Knowles praised the impact that striker Reuben Reid, who sits next to him in the Huish Park dressing room, has had in improving his performances so far this season.

The 23-year-old’s goal against Wrexham was his fifth goal of the season in and is hoping to add to that tally at Woking this weekend, having  already scored twice in Yeovil’s two encounters with the Cards this season.

He said: “The senior lads have helped all of the young lads, even Litts (Mark Little) and Reubs (Reuben Reid) were injured they have still come in and helped us.

“Reubs has been massive for me, he’s helped me on and off the pitch, sitting next to him in the changing rooms has been really good.

“Even just learning off the older players, you have to work it our yourself because you are still going to be playing when they are not.

He revealed he is behind his own goal-scoring target for the campaign so far as he looks to improve on the eight he got in 38 appearances last season.

Knowles said: “I set myself (goal) targets every season and I am slightly behind where I want to be but there’s still a lot of games to play.

“The main thing is the team and the club are in a position to achieve what we want as a team rather than as individuals.”

The former Cambridge United player is one of a number of players – well, everyone except defender Morgan Williams – who is out of contract come the end of this season.

Asked about his long-term future, he said: “That’s up to the club and the manager, I can only do what I can to help myself and put myself in the best position possible to earn a contract.

Nothing is given to you, that is given to you and I have to go out and earn it, so all I can do is go and do my best and if that is enough to earn a new contract then I will be very happy.

Midfielder Tom Knowles said his Yeovil Town team-mates need to take the positives from their run to the FA Cup third round in to the rest of the season.

The Glovers went out of the competition after a 3-1 defeat at home to Championship leaders AFC Bournemouth and now have just two days until the National League trip to Southend United on Tuesday night and an FA Trophy tie with Needham Market next weekend.

Tom Knowles. Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

Knowles said: “We’ve come away from Torquay with two disappointing losses and we’ve got to go to Southend and look to pick up a win again and then we’re back in to the FA Trophy. We have to pick up momentum and keep going game by game.

He praised the support from the home fans in the crowd of 7,818 who turned out for the televised tie, adding: “We play football for the fans, they were class tonight, you saw when we scored that goal and right throughout the evening they were behind us.

“If we can take that in to our league form and see as many (fans) back here again, that will push us on for the season and hopefully we can kick on and do well.”

Knowles said the team was “gutted” to have been put out of the competition courtesy of a hat-trick from Bournemouth midfielder Emiliano Marcondes – but said they were proud of their performance.

The midfielder added: “We felt we gave a good account of ourselves against a good Championship side and we went out there and did Yeovil proud.

“We are gutted to be going out, but it’s been a great journey and we have really enjoyed it.

“We knew they were going to have a lot of the ball, they are a possession-based team, but I thought we frustrated them in the first half.

“We all did our jobs well, we were working our socks off and their quality shone through.”

Darren Sarll wants to write another chapter in the Yeovil Town‘s FA Cup history books when he takes on his old club Stevenage in front of the television cameras on Saturday.

Sarll and Skiverton
Terry Skiverton, right, alongside Yeovil Town manager Darren Sarll.
Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

The Glovers’ boss said he has been looking forward to to facing his old club since the draw was made and admitted he would love to have some Cup memories to share having heard his assistant, club legend Terry Skiverton, talk about his so much!

Speaking to the media ahead of the game, Sarll said: “I want to create history so people stop asking me about the history! Terry has been here and seen all those big games, he still talks about marking (Liverpool striker Emile) Heskey, (Jose) Mourinho coming here with Man United.

“They’re all wonderful memories and the reason he talks about them is because they are good memories for him.

“We would like to create our own and that’s what we are in it for because no-one becomes a millionaire being here, it’s for the memories and attachments you can make for people, supporters and players.”

In team news ahead of the weekend, the manager gave the following updates:

  • Midfielder Tom Knowlesshould be available” for selection if he can pass the latest stage of testing after being wrestling slammed to the ground by Dover Athletic defender Danny Collinge in last weekend’s 1-1 draw.
    The manager said that he had been “going through protocols” with the Huish Park doctor, Chris Minton, and had not trained all week and missed the midweek win at Wrexham.
  • A decision will be made today (Friday) on whether striker Reuben Reid is available for the second round tie saying the former Cheltenham Town and Plymouth Argyle man was “very close” to being available.
    The manager said: “If we can get through today training, we have discussion this afternoon whether he feels he’s in a good enough place to contribute.
    “If he’s not, we will leave it one week, if he is, you will definitely see him on the team-sheet tomorrow.
  • Defender Mark Little was expected to have his first running session on Friday.
    Both  the former Bristol City full-back and Middlesbrough loanee defender Jack Robinson were targeting a return for the Boxing Day match at Torquay United.
    Sarll said: “Hopefully next week we will have him kicking a ball again and then he’s maybe a couple of weeks from joining training.
    “Mark always had Boxing Day in mind to be back in the squad, we hope it’s earlier, and the same for Jack who should be back for that Christmas period.
  • The absence of midfielder Mitch Rose was “not about injury, but about resources.” Sarll added: “I would love for him to be with us tomorrow, he’s a brilliant player, but he’s not available.

 

 

Tom Knowles is a doubt for Yeovil Town’s next two matches after suffering concussion in the 1-1 draw at home to Dover Athletic.

The midfielder went off after an altercation with visiting defender Danny Collinge who was only booked for the incident with Glovers’ boss Darren Sarll called “reckless, forceful and over the top.

The boss said he could be without the 23-year-old for the next two matches, but, if the injury is confirmed as concussion, it could see him miss the next three.

Speaking after the match, the manager said: “Hulk Hogan (Collinge) put him on the shoulder and slammed him in to the floor and Tom now has concussion and will be touch and go for the next two games.

Tom Knowles in action for Yeovil Town.
Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

“I’m not sure how the officials saw that as a booking, I would say that was reckless, forceful, over the top because wee Tom has just been slammed on his head.

The FA’s guidelines on concussion say players confirmed as suffering concussion cannot play for 19 days in total

That would put Knowles out for next Tuesday’s trip to Wrexham, the FA Cup second round tie at home to Stevenage next weekend, and the National League home fixture with Barnet on December 11.

If the injury is confirmed as concussion, that could mean that Knowles may not return until the FA Trophy third round match on December 18.

There are some specific circumstances where players can return from concussion after six days, but, if it is confirmed as concussion, it seems likely we will be without Knowles for some time.

Tom Knowles has been named in the Vanarama National League Team of the Week for his performance in the 2-1 home win over Eastleigh.

The Yeovil Town attacker lit up Huish Park with an outstanding opening goal just before half time to put his side  ahead.

The goal was the 23-year-old’s second of the season and came just 36 hours after he spoke about his desire to find the net more regularly.

Congratulations TK, here’s to many more thunder b*stards!

 

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

Yeovil Manager Darren Sarll spoke of his praise at the attitude of his side after a gritty, but impressive, 2-1 win over Eastleigh on Saturday.

Speaking to BBC Somerset’s Sheridan Robins, the gaffer said it may not have been a beautiful game, but he saw a lot that he liked from his side.

“I don’t think it was very pleasing on the eye, the performance, but for effort, togetherness, physicality, physical performance, attitude – any of those key fundamentals I thought it was 10/10” (we know you mean 7/7, really)

“To recover after the (Eastleigh) goal was great, I had a feeling we would recover with (Luke) Wilkinson back out there, because of his experience. I thought their desire to win a game of football was incredible.”

The two Glovers’ goals came from super strikes from Tom Knowles and Adi Yussuf and the Manager spoke of how they’re both showing some of their best form

“I thought the first half performance was the better of the two halves, for us, especially offensively, but I didn’t feel like we had that ruthless mentality.

Tom Knowles in action for Yeovil Town.
Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

“It was only every going to be a wonderful strike like Tom produced, that allowed us to go in one-up”

“I thought we played with a lot of creativity first half… I thought (Dale) Gorman was outstanding with Knowles, feeding him the ball and the front three were a real threat”

“We all know Tom is capable, it’s only ever a matter of time, Tom’s very much a ‘flurry’ goal scorer, so hopefully that’s the start of a good return from him now.”

“I thought (Joe) Quigley was outstanding when he came on, Sonny (Blu Lo-Everton) played in three or four different positions and Morgan Williams made the most telling contributions late on with his block”

“I’m really pleased for Adi, he looked fitter today, he looked sharper – I’m sure he was delighted to play on Wednesday (vs Larkhall in the SPC – for context, add sarcasm) – but I don’t care, he had to play, because he needs to get fitter and as he gets fitter we’ll see that”

“I was really pleased for Adi, because he worked hard today, I think he endeared himself to our supporters today”

Tom Knowles is hoping his partnership with fellow forward Charlie Wakefield can prove as prolific as the one he enjoyed last season with loanee Josh Neufville.

He got on the scoresheet for the first time in his last outing at Huish Park when Wakefield bagged the other in a 2-0 win.

Tom Knowles in action for Yeovil Town.
Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

Speaking ahead of the weekend’s home game with Eastleigh, Knowles said: “Chaz is similar to Josh last season, they have raw, out and out pace and really good technical ability so from last year when I scored a few goals, that was the recipe we had.

“Add (Joe Quigley) in to that and Adi (Yussuf) as well and hopefully now after scoring a few last weekend we will kick on and keep contributing.”

The 23-year-old was in fine form in the closing stages of last season weighing in with five goals in the final two months of an otherwise disappointing campaign.

He revealed he has been speaking with manager Darren Sarll about how to manage his frustration at not finding the net.

The wideman said: “We’ve had a few conversations and I am my own biggest critic, whether I misplace a pass or whatever I will be annoyed.

“It’s more about knowing myself and my own game, knowing I might not do everything perfectly but that is okay, just do a job for the team.

“I am learning more about dealing with my frustration but that is because I want to do well and do my bit for the team.”

Yeovil Town attacker Tom Knowles spoke to BBC Somerset’s Sheridan Robins following the Glovers’ 1-1 with Altrincham

Knowles was please with his team mates’ reaction to the loss against Notts County but was frustrated that the winning goal didn’t come.

Tom Knowles battles for the ball against Altrincham.
Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

“We knew we had to be better than we were on Saturday, and we did that, every one of us was brilliant tonight, but it was one of those night where it wouldn’t go in for us”

Both Knowles and manager Darren Sarll spoke about how a second half chance to Josh Staunton was deemed not to have crossed the line, Knowles, like his manager thinks the decision went against the home side.

“We thought it went in, we’re a bit disappointed the officials might have let us down on that one, but we gave it out all”

“We were all up, we all thought it was a goal, the linesman and the ref were the only two people in the stadium who didn’t think it went in, which is frustrating because we’ve worked so hard to get these goals.”

The fomer Cambridge man spoke of how his role has changed and how his form has dipped but that he is starting to feel more like the player we saw last season.

“I know the past couple weeks, I haven’t been myself, but tonight I felt back to how I have been and how I was playing, a goal would have topped it off and the three points, but I’m a lot more confident, the team tonight – I’m sure you can all see – are more confident and hopefully we can take that into Saturday”

 

Tom Knowles has backed loan signing Lewis Simper to be an exciting attacking force when he returns after a spell on the sidelines.

The 20-year-old midfielder joined on loan from Cambridge United in July but has not featured having fallen ill with COVID-19 followed by an injury which saw him return to his parent club for treatment.

However, Glovers’ boss Darren Sarll confirmed he hopes to have him back with his squad later next week.

Knowles was a good friend of Simper’s from their time together at Cambridge and said the pair spoke about how his game had developed since arriving in Somerset.

Tom Knowles is caught by FC Halifax Town captain Niall Maher inside the box.
Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

He said: “I have known Lewis from my time at Cambridge, when he knew Yeovil were interested in taking him on loan he was straight on the phone to me.

“I could not sell the club more to him and he was really keen to get down and play and I told him how good it had been for me and my development.

“For him, this is a great opportunity to come here and get some games and play well and I am sure when he’s back on the pitch he is going to excite the fans.

“He is going to chip in with some goals and you will get 100% from him every week, he’s a really talented player and I am sure he will hit the ground running and the fans will enjoy watching him play.

On Tuesday, Cambridge boss Mark Bonner confirmed Simper was back at the League One club to aid his recovery.

Speaking ahead of the weekend’s visit to Boreham Wood, Sarll added: “I think  Monday at the earliest, I would expect next Thursday he will be back in with us which would be good.”

Knowles added that he hopes to find his scoring form having had a prolific pre-season, but was full of praise for his team-mates Joe Quigley and fellow winger Charlie Wakefield.

He said: “We have a good balance across the front three because (Charlie Wakefield) is a lot like Josh (Neufville) from last year, a great ball carrier who gets down the line and gets crosses in.

“Joe has obviously had great start to the season, chipping in with a lot of goals, and he can do a lot, running in behind or being a target man, he is very technically gifted.

“For me this year, I have played more out on the left, so I like to roll in and link up with Joe and Charlie because I know they are going to be there.

 

Yeovil Town midfielders Dale Gorman and Tom Knowles are both doubts for the weekend’s trip to big-spending Stockport County.

Manager Darren Sarll said the pair had picked up minor injuries after playing three games in the space of a week.

Dale Gorman.
Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

Speaking at his weekly press conference, the boss said: “We had a few concerns with (Dale) Gorman and Tom Knowles, a couple of little niggly ones from three games in a short space of time.

“We will leave that until as late as possible, I would not think that any of them will train today (Thursday) and maybe not tomorrow and we will look at some alternatives, maybe a shape change.”

The boss also confirmed that on loan Middlesbrough left-back Jack Robinson would not be available for the trip to Edgeley Park.

He is expecting the player to be available for selection again from Monday when suspended midfielder Matt Worthington will be available.

The versatile Alex Bradley returned after illness to come off the substitutes’ bench for the 1-0 home win over FC Halifax Town last weekend.

There is no news on loan midfielder Lewis Simper who is yet to be seen in the team or on the bench as yet.

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Darren Sarll has called for more from midfielder Tom Knowles despite the midfielder scoring a trademark winner in Yeovil Town‘s opening pre-season friendly.

The 22-year-old’s strike ten minutes in to the second half of the game at Stratford Town was enough to separate the sides.

Asked whether he was impressed with Knowles’ performance, the manager said: “I thought he scored a good goal, I thought he scored with the hardest chance of his game, but I was not particularly impressed with Tom.

“I thought he was in and out of the game, he struggled with his position, he struggled to find the chink in the amour of the opponent.

“He took his goal well and we know he has good quality like that, but if young players want to be top players the standard is ridiculously high and they have to set ridiculous standards to try and attain it.

“So Tom has got some work to do, but they all have.”

Yeovil Town midfielder Tom Knowles spoke to BBC Somerset following his brace in the 3-1 win over King’s Lynn Town, but insisted it was a return to winning ways after three consecutive defeats  that mattered more.

“It is always nice to get a goal, but the main thing is getting three points. It is why you play  football, to get three points and win games . It has been a tough spell and things like this do happen in football and it is all about how you bounce back. You have got to go on to the next one and we have been lucky this season that when it has been tough there is always another game right around the corner. It has not gone our way the past couple of games, we have been working hard and you can see today it has come off for us and we have got the three points.”

Knowles now seven goals for the Glovers since his arrival from Cambridge in December with  Saturday’s game marking his 30th game for Darren Sarll’s side.

Speaking about his goals, Knowles said: “The first one Reuben (Reid) and Josh (Neufville) set a really good press and I was just behind it and luckily they found me and not the defender and I went through and scored. The second one was something I like to do, get on the half turn and shoot from a little bit further out, I do like to score good goals, so two different goals but I was very happy with both of them.”

Turning his attention to Tuesday night’s home game with Maidenhead United with supporters back inside Huish Park, the attacker said he is looking forward to making his first appearance in front of the fans.

He said: “I have not been fortunate enough to play in front of them yet, but I can’t wait, I am really looking forward to playing in front of them on Tuesday… I have heard really good things (about the fans) talking to the lads. They can really get behind us and drive us on and hopefully we can reward them with another three points. Everything we do is for the fans because they pay their hard-earned money to come and watch us, so we need to put in the performances because that is what we get paid to do.”

Knowles added that he had loved his first season with the Glovers, but was excited at the prospect of what the club could achieve next year.

He added: “I am really looking forward to next season, we have got a good base and if we can finish this year strongly, who says we can’t get promoted next season? We are a big club, a big team and we all want to play League football, so that is definitely going to be the aim for next year.”


Yeovil Town midfielder Tom Knowles has been given a place in the Non-League Paper’s team of the day following his goal against Wealdstone on Saturday.

The Glovers recorded a 2-0 win against the strugglers with Knowles scoring the opener in the first half. Joe Quigley doubled the lead with his 11th goal of the season on 23 minutes.

Other notable inclusions include former Glovers striker Paddy Madden after the Irishman scored the only goal in Stockport’s win over Halifax as well as the Halifax ‘keeper Sam Johnson who Yeovil will come up against on Bank Holiday Monday.


The Fulll National League Paper Team of the Week

Sam Johnson – Halifax
Liam Hogan – Stockport County
Gary Liddle – Hartlepool
Louis John – Sutton United
Tom Knowles – Yeovil Town
Asa Hall – Torquay United
Jay Harris – Wrexham
Mauro Vilhete – Dagenham
Paddy Madden – Stockport County
Andrew Dallas – W*ymouth
Omar Bugiel – Sutton United