Skip to main content Skip to site footer
Club News

Keeping Up with the Glovers

5 February 2016

ARGYLE travel to Huish Park, home of Yeovil, on Saturday...

...looking to do the double over their local rivals for the first time.

The sides have played each other only six times in their history, and only three times in the Football League, with the Greens having won three times, lost two and drawn the other. The most recent encounter at Huish Park, in 2011, saw the hosts win as a Andy Williams goal proved to be the difference between the sides.

The Pilgrims won this season's reverse fixture, when a 59th-minute Ryan Brunt goal was enough to see off the Glovers.

Yeovil currently sit in 20th place in Sky Bet League 2, just five points from the relegation zone, as three wins in the last five has seen Darren Way's side steer themselves away from danger.

The wins, against York (1-0), Crawley (2-1) and Wimbledon (3-2), have seen the Somerset-based club record only three defeats in their last ten games, including that of the 1-0 defeat by the Pilgrims.

Town also boast a good home form coming into the tie, having been unbeaten in the previous four at Huish Park (won two, drawn two), including an impressive 0-0 draw against high-flying Oxford.

Manager Darren Way's side is expected to feature two former Greens in defenders Ben Tozer and Ryan Dickson. Tozer, 25, came through the youth ranks at Home Park between 2005-2008 but never managed an appearance for the first team. However, Dickson made five appearences amongst loan spells at Torquay and Brentford saw him join the latter club in 2008.

The Pilgrims will need to be wary of top scorer Ryan Bird who has found the net seven times  this season, having joined from fellow League 2 side Cambridge last summer. 

Town were busy in the January transfer window, bringing in Premier League West Brom's 19-year-old forward Tavhon Campbell and fellow striker Harry Cornick, from Bournemouth, on loan in order to bolster their attacking options. Eighteen-year-old right-back Liam Walsh has also joined from Everton. The youngster scored his first professional goal when he opened the scoring in the 1-1 draw at Luton in midweek.

Goalkeeper Artur Krysiak came off against Luton with a rib injury but is expected to be fit for the return of the Pilgrims, whilst captain Darren Ward has been missing since his side's 2-1 defeat to Morecambe on January 16.

Midfielders Simon Gillett and Jordan Gibbons will miss the fixture due to long-standing injuries, as will the versatile Omar Sowunmi.

Advertisement block