Charlie Wakefield is looking forward to experiencing the atmosphere of a derby day at old rivals W*ymouth on Easter Monday.

The forward scored when the two sides met for the first competitive fixture in front of fans for 25 years in the FA Cup fourth qualifying round back in October, played 83 minutes of the replay that followed and the full 90 minutes in another 1-1 draw at Huish Park in league action in February.

Charlie Wakefield in action.
Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

Speaking ahead of the derby, he asked with a grin whether Yeovil could send their seagull bothering neighbours down with a victory in Dorset. When he was told they couldn’t, he replied: “That’s a shame, that would have been good.

He added: “I saw our fans sold out the away end and they will be thinking they have to turn up in big numbers, but those are the games you look forward to, the derby games with big atmospheres.

“They are fighting and derby always adds that bit more, as you can tell in the games we played them earlier in the season.

When he was speaking on Thursday ahead of the Good Friday defeat at home to Aldershot Town, Glovers’ fans had only sold out their initial allocation of seated tickets – but in the days that have followed, we have also sold our standing allocation and almost all of an additional allocation of seats for the Bob Lucas Stadium.


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