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Match Preview: Yeovil Town v. Walsall


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By Alex O'Loughlin
March 11 2011

After a thumping 3-0 defeat away at Southampton in midweek the Glovers play host to fellow strugglers Walsall in what has been dubbed a relegation six pointer.

Without using too many clichés it is fair to say that this is a must not lose game for both sides, with the victor guaranteed to be above the other club by the end of the game.

Earlier in the season it seemed as if Walsall were dead and buried lingering at the bottom of nPower League One, but a good Christmas period and steady 2011 has left them with a lot more hope than previously.

Goals shouldn't be plentiful tomorrow if the stats are anything to go buy, with the Glovers being the lowest scorers in the league whilst Walsall have netted just twice in their last seven games.

If Yeovil are to take all three points they will have to do so without the services of experienced duo Paul Wotton (hamstring) and Paul Huntington (toe), who continue their stint on the sidelines. Despite taking part in the warm-up at Southampton Andy Welsh is likely to miss out again, although Stephen Henderson ahs shaken off a knee injury he sustained towards the end of the game against the Saints.

Walsall's only main absentee is former Bristol Rovers full-back Aaron Lescott, but they are likely to start with Darren Byfield who has yet to start his season due to a number of injuries keeping him on the sidelines up until now.

Earlier in the season Yeovil took all three points from Walsall as Adam Virgo's goal gave them an away victory. Before that back in February 2010 they won again by the same score line, thanks to Sam Williams' goal. 

If you are not travelling to Huish Park tomorrow 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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