Preview: Town Vs Yeovil

Huddersfield Town story posted by Sean Makin on 28/08/2009
After a thrilling 4-3 defeat at Newcastle United in the Carling Cup on Wednesday night, Town will be looking to bounce back in the League as Yeovil Town make a long trip to the Galpharm Stadium for a 12pm midday kick-off.Preview: Town Vs Yeovil

The change in the kick-off time is due to the Huddersfield Giants facing Warrington Wolves in the Rugby League Challenge Cup final at Wembley, allowing Town fans who wish to watch the game can get in home in time for the kick-off there.

Admission is only £5 in all areas which will hopefully entice people to come down to the Galpharm and cheer the Terriers on.

Yeovil come to the Galpharm having not won in four but not lost in their last two games. A winning start on the opening day against Tranmere Rovers were followed by a defeat by Colchester United. Their last two games have ended in draws against Exeter City and Leyton Orient respectively.

Their was plenty and ins and outs for Yeovil during the summer, most notably Lee Peltier left to the club to sign for Town, Luke Rodges left for big-spenders Notts County.
In came former Oldham defender Stefan Stam, the experienced Scott Murray, who was a loyal servant at Bristol City, both on a free. Two new strikers came in on a free, Sam Williams formerly of Aston Villa and Dean Bowditch from Ipswich Town. Bowditch was linked with several clubs once Ipswich stated that his services was no longer required, it is said that he was on trial with Town during this summer.
Goalkeeper Richard Martin arrived from Man City after being released by Mark Hughes and George O'Callaghan arrived from Irish club Dundalk.
Alex McCarty is a goalkeeper on-loan from Reading and three youngsters from Tottenham are also on-loan at the club, Steven Caulker, Ryan Mason and Jon Obika.

In past meetings, Yeovil have won 5 times, Town 4 and only been 1 draw between these two sides. The two sides first met each other in October 2003 in League Two.
Yeovil have won twice at the Galpharm in recent years, the last time the two sides faced each other was January this year when Yeovil ran out 1-0 winners at Huish Park.

Town Team

Tom Clarke is out for 3 months with having to have a knee operation. Gary Roberts is serving a 3 match ban after an incident at Bristol Rovers which the F.A discovered.
Danny Drinkwater and Lee Peltier are 50-50 as whether they'll play.

Yeovil News

Yeovil have really no injury worries. Dean Bowditch could be out for a while with a shoulder injury which happened on the opening day of the season.

One To Watch - Jonathan Obika

The pacey striker on loan from Tottenham could prove a real handful for Town. The youngster was top scorer at Spurs' under-18 side in the 2007/08 season and since progressed through the reserves and featuring for them in the UEFA Cup.
He joined Yeovil in March for the rest of the 2008/09 season and his 4 goals in 10 games no doubt helped Yeovil keep their League One status.
So far he has netted one goal in four games so far this season.

The Officials

Simon Hooper from Wiltshire is the referee for tomorrow's clash, Hooper will be assisted by Steve Cook (Derbyshire) and Jonathan Hunt (County Durham).
The fourth official is Chris Akers (South Yorkshire)

Sean's Prediction

Going for a 2-0 win to Town tomorrow, Jordon Rhodes to get both goals.


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