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Getting To Know: Yeovil

Posted: Thu 03 Apr 2014
Author: Mark Ridgway

A Look At Saturday's Opponents

Yeovil Town have seven games to save themselves, and crucial upcoming matches with Blackpool and Charlton could go a long way to deciding their fate.

Currently enjoying their first ever season at this level, Yeovil were promoted via the League One play-offs back in May, and they have given themselves a fighting chance of survival.

A number of top-end Championship sides have been denied three points by The Glovers in recent weeks, including runaway leaders Leicester, but defeat to relegation-rivals Barnsley last time out could prove damaging.

Charlton’s mid-week victory heaped even more pressure on Gary Johnson’s side, who now currently sit six points below the safety line.

The Glovers beat Pool back in December, and they will need to start picking up points quickly if they’re to experience a second successive season at this level.

How they’re getting on…

Yeovil had drawn their last three matches before Saturday, where they suffered a disappointing 4-1 defeat at the hands of Barnsley, which put them bottom of the pile.

Earlier last month they held Reading, Wigan and Leicester, but conceding late goals have been their downfall.

Man in charge…

Gary Johnson returned to the Yeovil hot seat in 2012 and in his first season back guided he the club to The Championship after beating Brentford in the play-off final.

In his previous stint he took the club to the Football League, as well as enjoying FA Trophy success, before moving on to Bristol City.

Scoring the goals…

Ishmael Miller returned to Yeovil Town for his second loan stint in January, and his goals have been key.

Ten goals so far this season have gave them hope and he is set to make this his most successful campaign so far.

Away from home…

Yeovil have won three times on the road this campaign, the last of which came at Birmingham City back in January.

Watford and Millwall have also been beaten by Town at home, who won’t be looking to add to their ten away defeats so far this season.