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Match Preview | Yeovil Town

Barnet welcome Yeovil Town to The Hive as they look build on Saturday’s FA Trophy Quarter-Final win against Maidstone United.


Brennan’s side come into the match on the back of that penalty shoot-out win against Maidstone United which saw the Bees through to the Semi-Final of the FA Trophy.


Yeovil Town come into the match-up on the back of a 1-1 draw with Play-off chasing Chesterfield.


Nickname: The Glovers

Founded: 1895

Ground: Huish Park

Manager: Mark Cooper

Top Scorer: Alex Fisher (5)

League Position: 19th



One to watch: Matt Worthington

Worthington plays in the centre of the park for The Glovers and has found himself to be an irreplaceable figure for Mark Cooper.

The Southampton born man has made 29 appearances so far this season, featuring in Coopers starting 11 83% of the time.

Not only does the player offer threat through the middle of the park, but he also pops up in various positions when his manager needs him to. The 25-year-old has made appearances in all possible midfield positions, with 21 coming from the number 8 role. The Glover’s number 7 has also made a token appearance at centre-back.


In the dugout: Mark Cooper

Mark Cooper’s footballing career began at Bristol City in their youth academy. Following on a year from promotion to the first team, the midfielder was sold to Exeter where he would make 50 appearances and score 12 goals.

The Englishman’s playing career spanned an impressive 20 years, seeing him make a total of 457 appearances. At the end of his long career, the player had represented the likes of Birmingham City, Fulham, Leyton Orient and Forest Green Rovers.

Cooper’s managerial career began in 2004 for Tamworth, when he was appointed player-manager after the head coach’s dismissal. Cooper managed his Tamworth side into the 3rd round of the FA cup on two consecutive occasions, but his side was later knocked out of the competition by Premier League competition.

Cooper has since managed Peterborough United, Swindon Town, Notts County and Yeovil Town.

The 54-year-old has faced Barnet 3 times, drawing once and losing twice.


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