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Preview: Yeovil Town v Fleetwood Town

5 February 2018

After two recent long away trips to Southend and Gillingham, Uwe Rosler’s men hit the road again this Tuesday as they travel to Yeovil Town in the quarter-final of the Checkatrade Trophy.

Wins over Morecambe, Leicester City U21, Carlisle, Chesterfield and Bury have seen Town get to this stage. Yeovil beat Chelsea U21, Exeter, Plymouth, AFC Wimbledon and Forest Green for their spot in the last 8.

The winner will face Shrewsbury away in the semi-final, with a Wembley showpiece against either Chelsea U21 or Lincoln City for the winner.

Barry Nicholson said…

"We are expecting a tough game, we watched them against Manchester United in the FA Cup and they obviously put on a great show and showed some good signs in the game.

“We’ve watched them closely, just like we would any other team and it’s a big game for us coming in on the back of a defeat at the weekend.

“It’s good for us to fix this quickly and, also we know we are a couple of games from Wembley so it’s a great opportunity for the club to progress in the next round."

Darren Way said…

“It’s a great opportunity to get to Wembley and I’ll never turn that down as a manager.

“As a supporter, I don’t think you’d turn down the chance to have a day out at Wembley and it’s important for me and my players.

“I’m going to do everything I can to make sure it’s a success on Tuesday night.”

Form Guide

Yeovil have won their last two League Two games, but lost two in a row before that, including a 4-0 FA Cup defeat to Man United.

Fleetwood have lost four in row, but are yet to lose in the Checkatrade Trophy this season, winning every game outright.

Yeovil last five: DLLWW

Fleetwood last five: WLLLL

Last Time We Met

Last time the two sides met was at Highbury in April 2015, when the Cod Army came out resounding 4-0 winners. Goals from Jamie Proctor and Ashley Hunter as well as a David Ball double sealed the emphatic win.

In the other three games between the two, Fleetwood have won two and the other was a draw.

One to Watch

Ivorian striker Francois Zoko has scored nine times for the Glovers this season. The former Blackpool player joined Yeovil from our neighbours after a short loan spell at Bradford City. He’s also played in the Football League for Carlisle, Notts County, and Stevenage, and has had spells in France, Turkey and Belgium. Whilst not scoring in the Checkatrade Trophy proper this season, he did scoring the winning penalty against Chelsea U21 in a shoot out after a 1-1 draw.

Fancy a Flutter?

Here are the latest odds with our EFL partner Sky Bet.

Uwe Rosler’s side are favourites at 6/4 to win the match in 90 minutes; where a draw between the two sides is priced at 12/5.

Darren Way’s Glovers are priced at 7/4 to progress to the semi-final and play Shrewsbury Town.

The last time the two sides met was in April 2015, which saw Town win 4-0 on the day, and a repeat of that scoreline is 66/1. 

Ashley Hunter scored the fourth goal in the last meeting, and for the 22-year-old to open the scoring on Tuesday; you can get odds of 11/2.

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