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Match Preview: Yeovil Town v. Bristol Rovers


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By Alex O'Loughlin
April 1 2011

Yeovil Town will be hoping to record their third win in a week when they take on local rivals Bristol Rovers at Huish Park tomorrow afternoon.

Coming into the match Yeovil manager Terry Skiverton has the novelty of a fully fit side to choose from, with everyone reporting fit for duty. However, nothing is likely to change in the starting eleven who have started the last two games. Recent signing Martin Gritton may get a seat on the bench, but that is unlikely. 

Asides from the geographical importance of the game the fixture also holds much more importance, with the Glovers wanting to continue their surge away from the relegation zone whilst the visiting Bristol Rovers are looking to get out of it.

The Green and Whites currently lie in 16th place compared to the Gas who are languishing in 22nd, and some ten points behind. In addition to that the Gas have the worst goal difference in the division (-31). A win for Yeovil would most likely see them home and dry in terms of avoiding relegation, whilst a win for Rovers is the only option if they are to attempt avoiding relegation to the bottom tier of English football. 

They to have the luxury of no new injuries or suspensions, and former Yeovil players Jean-Paul Kalala and Gavin Williams are likely to feature from the bench where they have started in recent weeks. Scoring has been an issue for the Gas all season, but they do boast 19 goal striker Will Hoskins, who will be partnered by Jo Kuffour (9 goals) up front. 

The reverse fixture back at the Memorial Ground ended in a 2-1 victory for Bristol Rovers, thanks to an injury time winner from Byron Anthony who cancelled out Adam Virgo's late equaliser at the other end in a game where Jean-Paul Kalala was sent off whilst still in a Yeovil shirt. 

Tickets are available on the day but 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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