How the Glovers are shaping up for the new season
Who’s in charge?
Paul Sturrock is the man in charge at Huish Park, going into his full first season as boss of the Glovers having taken over towards the end of last season. Sturrock had an illustrious playing career, making 385 appearances and scoring 109 goals for Dundee United. He started in management with St Johnstone before heading south for spells with Swindon Town, Plymouth Argyle and Southend United before his arrival at Huish Park.
It was a case of back-to-back relegations for Yeovil, who finished bottom of League One last season a year after demotion from the Championship. They struggled for consistency throughout and finished on 40 points, 12 adrift of safety. Yeovil suffered first round exits in the JP Trophy and Capital One Cup, but they made it to the third round of the FA Cup before losing 2-0 at home to Manchester United, having beaten Reds 1-0 in the first round.
The Glovers have brought in 11 players, including Ryan Dickson from the Reds, in a bid to mount a promotion challenge. Among the new faces are Jamie Burrows (Rangers), Stephen Arthurworrey (loan from Fulham), Omar Sowunmi (Ipswich Town), Shaun Jeffers (Newport County), Jordan Gibbons (QPR), Marc Laird (Tranmere), Ben Tozer (Northampton), Matt Dolan (Bradford City), Ryan Bird (Newport County) and Jack Compton (Hartlepool United).
Yeovil Town were regular opponents during our League One years, and we have played them on five previous occasions. Our only win against the Glovers came last September with two debut goals from Marvin Elliot sealing a 2-0 victory.
How far is it?
It is a 294 mile round trip to Huish Park, which we will make on January 23, 2016.