Yeovil v Swindon: Preview

19 March 2013 02:41

Yeovil host League One showdown rivals Swindon tonight at Huish Park.

Yeovil should be able to recall captain Jamie McAllister after the defender was substituted in the 2-2 draw against Crawley Town due to injury.

Swindon, meanwhile, will be without Alan Navarro, who has a hamstring strain. Youngster Louis Thompson will be unavailable after being called up to the Wales U21 side. The two sides are on the same number of points, 63, in the league. Swindon lie 5th, only above Yeovil on goal difference.

The hosts go into the game having only won once in four games and drawn their last two, including a goalless trip to Hartlepool.

Swindon, however, lost last time out. Their 2-1 defeat to Brentford was their second loss in four matches.

Yeovil manager Gary Johnson admitted, to the BBC, that the points are “very big”. Johnson said: “If we can get our lads more ready than their lads, and the crowd louder than their crowd, we can get a fantastic victory”.

Kevin MacDonald, former caretaker at Aston Villa, has been in charge of Swindon ever since Paolo di Canio resigned as Swindon manager.

MacDonald told the BBC it was a “very important game” against Yeovil. The former Liverpool midfielder said: “Yeovil are very organised, have a great intensity to their chase, and they are scoring goals. They are a good all-round team and it is going to be difficult to break them down”.

Source: DSG