This weekend Yeovil Town FC lock horns with Notts County in a League Two clash that could see the Somerset side nose-dive into the relegation zone. It has been a turbulent past two years for the Glovers and after a summer clear out, their fortunes have continued to tumble even in the lowest tier of the Football League.
Ever since the pure ecstasy of promotion to the Championship in 2013, a seemingly improbable achievement for such a modest club, it has been a downhill spiral for the Huish Park side.
In fact, just 19 months ago the Glovers were only denied a league win at the King Power Stadium by a stoppage time equaliser from Chris Wood. In the time since that 1-1 tie, Yeovil find themselves third bottom in League Two whilst Leicester perch in fifth place in the Premier League.
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The previous two seasons have seen Yeovil finish rock bottom in the Championship and League One respectively, a monumental decline. Moreover, the club sacked long-term manager Gary Johnson in January as his side teetered on the trap door to away days at Newport and Accrington Stanley.
Terry Skiverton briefly took the reins at the club before the appointment of Paul Sturrock, an ex-Premier League manager with Southampton, at the end of the last term. The 59-year-old brought a new brand of gritty football to the side and Yeovil finished the season on good form, despite having already been relegated.
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With a big name manager now at the helms, there was great hope going into the 2015-16 campaign but three months in and a black cloud still stalks the men in green and white.The summer had seen a mass exodus of the club’s League One arsenal with Joel Grant, James Hayter, Sam Foley and Kieffer Moore being just a few to depart.
It seems the new squad assembled by Sturrock is far from gelling and the Somerset side has a fight on its hands to maintain its Football League status.
Two wins, three draws and seven losses this league season- it’s been a stagnant start for the Glovers but will they get their act to together in time to dodge the plummet to the National League?
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