After one season in the Championship, the Glovers return to League One this year and are next to feature in Preston North End’s ‘Looking At’ series.
Nickname: The Glovers
Stadium: Huish Park
Manager: Gary Johnson
Last season: 24th in the Championship (relegated)
After defying the odds in the 2012/13 campaign sealing promotion to the Championship via the Play-Offs, Yeovil found life in the second tier difficult last season propping up the rest of the Championship table in last place.
In his third full season as manager, Gary Johnson will be optimistic his side can replicate their heroics the last time they were a League One club, and bounce back into the Championship at the first time of asking.
The Glovers have only been a football league club since 2003, and their remarkable rise up the leagues has been seen by former player, and current assistant manager Terry Skiverton, whose association with the Somerset side dates back from 1999, where he spent 11 years at the heart of the Yeovil defence before being given the manager’s job in 2009.
He stepped down to assistant in 2012 to make way for Gary Johnson, and the former Bristol City boss has had a mix return when coming up against the Lilywhites winning two, and losing two.
In the last match between these two sides in 2013, it was Yeovil that came out on top, running out as 3-1 winners in Graham Westley’s final game in charge of PNE.
Preston make the long journey to Huish Park this year on the 29th November, before welcoming them back to Deepdale just over a month later for the first league game of 2015.
The Glovers have made nine signings in total in preparation for the new season. Notable inclusions include Ben Nugent on loan from Cardiff, and AJ Leitch-Smith who’ll be looking for a much improved year after a disappointing 2014/15 with relegated Crewe.
To win League One – 16/1
To be promoted – 5/1
To get relegated – 12/1
(Odds subject to change)
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