The Opposition: Yeovil v Morecambe

Paul Sturrock.
Paul Sturrock.

Morecambe and Yeovil Town meet for the first time in the Football League at Huish Park on Saturday.

Manager

Paul Sturrock

After just four days as an advisor to Torquay United Sturrock arrived at Yeovil in April with the club all but relegated from League 1. Now with a completely new squad the experienced former Plymouth and Southend boss has been tasked with rebuilding Yeovil after back-to-back demotions.

Key Man

Artur Krysiak

Polish goalkeeper was one of 11 players released by Sturrock at the end of last season but then returned after a change of heart. He has kept Yeovil in matches so far this season with some fine saves. The 26-year-old single handedly prevented the 1-0 home defeat to Bristol Rovers being a rout.

Form

A squad of new players, The Glovers are still in the ‘getting to know each other’ phase with injuries meaning they have not yet fielded the same team in consecutive matches. Sturrock’s side are 21st in League 2 with three points from five games. Knocked Barnet out of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy with a 1-0 win despite not having a shot on target, Bira Dembélé’s own goal settling the tie.

History

Saturday’s meeting between the sides will be the first in the Football League. The teams last met in the FA Trophy back in February 2003 with Yeovil winning 2-1. In 13 meetings between the sides Yeovil have six wins and Morecambe three with four draws.

Possible line-up

Krysiak, Roberts, Arthurworrey, Lacey, Smith, Cornick, Dolan, Bird, Jeffers, Beck, Compton.

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