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Match Preview: Yeovil Town v. Brighton & Hove Albion


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By Alex O'Loughlin
March 1 2011

After winning their first game in three Yeovil Town will be hoping to continue their surge away from the relegation zone, although they face the league leaders Brighton & Hove Albion at Huish Park on Tuesday evening.

Without doubt this is the hardest task the Glovers are likely to encounter this season, with the Seagulls currently one point ahead of Bournemouth at the top of League One with three games in hand. In fact, Albion haven't vacated top spot since September lying in first position the whole time. 

However, they did lose their first match in nine games on Saturday as they were defeated 1-0 by MK Dons at Stadium:MK, but previous to that blip they had won seven of their last nine. 

Yeovil on the other hand are battling it out at the other end of the table, with the Green and Whites currently lying in 19th position boasting a five point gap over Walsall in 21st as well as having two games in hand. 

In terms of injuries Yeovil will still be without leading assist provider Andy Welsh who continues to struggle with his Achilles injury. After playing a part from the bench on Saturday Dean Bowditch may be pushing for a return to the starting eleven, although Skiverton may be reluctant to change a winning side. 

Adam Virgo didn't make the trip to Merseyside as his wife is heavily pregnant, so his involvement this Tuesday night may be brought into doubt once more.

The Seagulls on the other hand have a number of players out for the long term, with Alan Navarro, Jamie Smith and Jim McNulty all missing recent games. 

As is often the way with high flying teams Brighton have two players in the top scorers list, with Glenn Murray netting 16 times whilst Ashley Barnes has scored 10 times. 

Containing them may be the key to getting something from the game for the Glovers who will be looking to keep a clean sheet for a second game running.

If you are not travelling to Huish Park you can listen to the game on BBC Radio Somerset 99.5FM with a match report following later on Glover Lover.

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