ECHOSPORT talks to Ben Barrett from the Yeovil Town Podcast, the Gloverscast, ahead of Tuesday's match at Roots Hall. 

Yeovil are 11th in the table right now. What have you made of the season so far?

"It’s not been dull.

"We’ve had a little bit of everything, we’ve been brilliant for periods and not so brilliant for periods.

"A bit of an FA Cup run and a young, paper thin squad performing far and above expectations.

"We are a battling side with an great spirit and that has counted for a lot. We keep taking everything game by game and who knows where it might take us.

"We’ve had some amazing away performances in particular at Dagenham, Bromley and Wrexham. They are all stand out moments."

What had been the hopes for Yeovil this season and what do you feel can still be achieved?

"We started the season with plenty of off-the-field concerns, concerns that still rumble on at time of writing.

"But we’ve recognised that we have a really good starting 11 and so long as they can stay available and stay fit then who knows.

"The FA Trophy still means so much to Yeovil fans and I think we’d all love to go far in that cup, but we would probably like to keep ourselves within touching distance of the play offs.

"It won’t be easy, we recognise that we are up against it, but the longer the hopes can stay alive the better I think."

Up until the last couple of games, you had been on a great run. Is this just a blip or something more serious?

"The three games all have little footnotes attached to them.

"Bournemouth showed great respect in regards to their team news in the cup and outclassed us.

"We had two games against Torquay, the first was marred by a – since overturned – red card, and then another after the final whistle.

"The second one saw us miss a game with Weymouth postponing a fixture against us, our own Covid scare, an emergency loan goalkeeper and plenty of other bumps in the road.

"I’m not reading too much into them as much more than a little blip, so long as we start putting it right from Tuesday.

Who is the dangerman?

"This is quite tough to answer, we have three genuine front man options for a single spot, Joe Quigley scored against Bournemouth, Adi Yussuf has led the line well for a little bit and Reuben Reid is back to full fitness.

"Our main danger comes from the two options either side of the loan striker.

"Charlie Wakefield, Tom Knowles and Sonny Blu Lo-Everton are all tricky in their different ways, but Wakefield is a player who gets fans stood up and expecting action whenever he gets the ball. He’s the difference maker."

What’s the team news?

"We are expecting a change in goal.

"Grant Smith will be back after suspension, and there’s a question as to who plays at left back, with four genuine options at the manager’s disposal.

"As mentioned there’s a question as to who leads the line too, the only real injury concern is club captain Mark Little who has been out since pre season.

"He’s nearly back in full training and it’s not completely impossible that he makes the bench, but we have pretty much a full compliment to choose from.