A second of the third South West away trips sees the Clarets travel to Yeovil’s Huish Park. After a good first 6 games, Robbie’s men will hope that they can carry their momentum and take another positive result.
6 games in, Yeovil sit 7th in the National League South, on 10 points. On the opening day, they fell to a 1-0 away defeat to Hemel Hempstead, before picking up their 10 points in the next 4 games. 4 home games saw 3 wins and a draw with Maidstone. It was St Albans, Truro City and Tonbridge Angels who were defeat, before last time out falling to a 4-3 defeat at Havant & Waterlooville.
Last season, having been in the National League for a few seasons, Yeovil were finally out of it, but not in the correct direction. Finishing 22nd, they were 10 points from safety and saw Torquay and Maidstone join them down into the National League South.
Yeovil’s latest signing is in the goalkeeping department. On Friday, deadlineday, Joe Day joined on loan from Newport County. At Newport, he accumulated over 250 appearances, with a wealth of experience elsewhere. He has also played for Peterborough United, Newport County, Cardiff City and Bristol Rovers in the Football League.
In midfield, they have a former Brighton youth player, Jordan Maguire-Drew. Having had 5 loan spells whilst at the Seagulls, Jordan joined Leyton Orient in January 2019, for an undisclosed fee. After 58 league games and 12 league goals, he dropped down Woking, then Grimsby. With a loan spell at Yeovil, he joined on a permanent basis after mutually terminating his deal, in January 2023.
Upfront, a well known experienced face plays for Yeovil. Frank Nouble is their dangerman who has had experience up the football ladder before. From the likes of West Ham, down to Colchester, he has played for plenty of sides. He ended the 22/23 season with Torquay, where he was relegated, like Yeovil.
A familiar face is, Rhys Murphy who actually left the Clarets in 2019 in order to join Yeovil. Since then, he has had a spell with fellow Essex side Southend United, before rejoining Yeovil. His time with the Clarets saw him smash goals in, getting 25 in 38 league games. With Yeovil, he scored 29 in 54, before his recent return for a second spell.
Most recent Meetings
Chelmsford City 2-4 Yeovil Town (21st January 1995) – Yeovil travelled to Essex in the FA Trophy first round. A crowd 0f 1,331 witnessed a win for the Somerset based side, as goals from Spencer and Benbow, coupled with a Coates brace was enough to see them through.
6 games in, Robbie’s side will be taking shape, but he may throw in some changes.
Cameron James and Louis Dunne are still on the road to recovery from their respective injuries. Josh Castiglione will once again be assessed, with him withdrawing from the side in the warm-up against Havant, 2 weeks ago.
Anthony Wordsworth returned to the bench on Monday, with question marks still about his fitness. Frankie Terry is close to return, with his suspension ending after the Yeovil fixture.
Where to follow the game…
The Club will be providing coverage of the game on Twitter (@OfficialClarets) using the hashtag #TheClarets.
There will also be live audio commentary from Radio Clarets.
Post-match reports and interviews will be found on the club website, social media and ClaretsTV following the game.
How to get there
There is a Supporter’s Club Coach for this fixture.
Please be aware that there are rail strikes too, so train travel will be restricted, if any.
Highs of 23 await the Clarets, as it looks to be a dry and sunny day down in Somerset.