PREVIEW | Yeovil Town (H)
Wealdstone v Yeovil Town
Vanarama National League
Tuesday 8th February, 7:45pm kick-off
TICKETS Tickets for Tuesday night's National League fixture are £15 Adults, £10 Concessions, £8* 18-23 years old and £5 U18s. The 18-23 next generation offer is online only, you can purchase tickets to the Yeovil match ONLY by clicking HERE.
We're also running a two-match bundle offer with a ticket to this game and then the home game against Maidenhead United next week, with tickets for both matches priced at £20 Adults, £12 Concessions, £10 18-23s, £6 U18s and FREE U14s, this is an online ONLY offer, and you can grab this terrific value-for-money bundle by clicking HERE.
Tuesday night's game will be segregated with Yeovil fans housed in the Tecknuovo Stand and Couch Corner Terrace at the Gun Turret End of the stadium. A reminder also that season ticket holders of both Premier League and EFL clubs are eligible for the concession ticket price of £10, just present your season ticket on the day as proof. *online purchase only
THE CONTEXT It's been a week of many incomings and outgoings at the Stones with both Connor Stevens and Craig Fasanmade sold and midfielders Nathan Ferguson joining on a free from Southend United and Aaron Henry on a month's loan from Charlton Athletic to add some competition to Stuart Maynard's midfield. Yeovil also boast three former-Stones in their line-up with Grant Smith, Charlie Wakefield and Sonny Lo-Everton all representing Wealdstone last season and have turned themselves into key players for the Glovers this term.
TEAM NEWS Rhys Browne is closer to a return from an ankle injury picked up in November, although this game may come too soon. Defensive duo Jack Cook and Nikola Tavares are also recovering well and may be back on Tuesday evening, although Andrew Eleftheriou remains a long-term absentee. Alfie Marigliani has gone out on loan and Connor Stevens and Craig Fasanmade both left the club last week, with Nathan Ferguson and Aaron Henry joining in their place, both go straight into Tuesday night's squad.
WHAT WAS SAID? Stuart Maynard: "It's been good to have a whole week to prep again which gives us a proper chance to prepare for them [Yeovil] and get a good week's worth of fitness in for lads recovering from injuries such as [Rhys] Browne and [David] Sesay, we've had an in-house game today [Saturday] to get ready for Yeovil.
"The way that Yeovil play really suit Charlie [Wakefield] and Sonny [Lo-Everton] who were with us, Sonny likes to play as a 10 or in the flanks and their style suits Charlie too as he can stay up front and his pace is a real threat as we know when he was with us. He's improved his end product and he's going to be a real threat for them. Charlie went to Bromley to play full-time but their style didn't really suit him, but Yeovil play on the break and that suits his strengths; Sonny as well could play at any level he wanted to if he applies himself properly which I have no doubt he will, he's a great kid and is going to be another threat."
FORM GUIDE Stones: Grimsby Town (A) 2-1 L (Mascoll)
Notts County (H) 0-0 D Woking (A) 2-0 L Dover Athletic (H) 2-1 W (Stevens, Charles) Boreham Wood (A) 1-0 L Yeovil Town: Solihull Moors (H) 0-0 D
Weymouth (H) 1-1 D (Yussuf)
Woking (A) 0-1 W
Wrexham (H) 1-2 L (Knowles)
Needham Market (H) 1-1 L (Williams) Lost 7-8 on penalties
WHO TO WATCH FOR? Max Hunt: The defender has been a mainstay in Yeovil's stubborn defence this season and joined midway through last season helping the Glovers recover to a respectable mid-table finish after they initially struggled to adapt to life back in the National League. He picked up an injury in their FA Trophy defeat to Needham Market and may miss Tuesday night's match but if available will be a tough challenge for Stones front line.
HEAD-TO-HEAD Played - 24 Won - 8 Drawn - 7 Lost - 9
LAST FIVE MEETINGS May 2021 - Stones 0-2 Yeovil Town
Oct 2020 - Yeovil Town 2-2 Stones (Emmanuel, Phillips)
Mar 1989 - Stones 1-4 Yeovil Town (Lynch)
Mar 1985 - Stones 0-3 Yeovil Town
Sep 1984 - Yeovil Town 0-2 Stones (Graves, Byatt)
Tuesday night's match sponsors are Fenton Civil Engineering Ltd with ball sponsors Harrow Sales & Marketing. We thank both for their generous support and hope they enjoy our hospitality on the evening.
Preview by Chris Woods