Yeovil Town will go into Saturday's match against Barnet still without two key players again. Captain Darren Ward (swollen knee) and midfielder Matt Dolan (hamstring) are not believed to be ready to make a return to the first team squad, meaning that the Glovers are expected to select from the same squad of players that beat Crawley Town 5-0 last Saturday.
Dolan is definitely out, with his hamstring injury expected to keep him out until around Christmas, even if the initial hope was that he might stand a chance of the Carlisle United away fixture. Ward's position is extremely doubtful given that he still has swelling on his knee, which has meant that he's missed the club's last three fixtures, and shows no sign of being ready to return to first team training.
There was a question mark over the availability of right-back Liam Shephard. In theory he picked up his fifth booking of the 2016-17 season last Saturday - cautions in the matches against Blackpool, Cheltenham Town, Cambridge United, Solihull Moors (home) and Crawley Town should mean that he serves a one match ban. However, his name does not appear on the FA Website in their list of suspended players. Their records indicate he has been booked six times this season (one of which was in the EFL Trophy) so this is probably an administrative oversight on their behalf. Assuming he is absent, his place in the side should be taken by Bevis Mugabi.
Midfield pair Ollie Bassett and Joe Lea remain out on loan with Dorchester Town - the latter has missed five games with an ankle injury.
Comment on this News Item on Facebook
or Go back to Top of Page