Boss wary of Glovers
Nathan Jones has warned the Town that tonight’s visitors, and his former club, Yeovil will prove tough opposition despite their lowly position in the League 2 table.
Jones spent seven years at Huish Park as a player and a coach, making over 200 appearances for the Glovers.
And although Darren Way’s side lie just one place above the relegation zone, Jones says the Town will not take the visitors lightly under the Kenilworth Road floodlights.
“It will be a tough game,” said the boss at his Monday press call. “Don’t look at the league position, because I promise you that will defy their performance.
“They’ll be fine this year, Yeovil will be fine, we know what to expect from them, trust me, I’ve watched them enough lately.
“I went down to watch the Carlisle game, saw three games before Christmas and watched the last three games on DVD.
“They’re a good side, trust me, they’re in a false position. They work hard, they graft, they grind teams down and have got some players with a bit of quality in there too.”
Yeovil picked up their first win away from home since September on Saturday, coming from behind twice to win 3-2 at AFC Wimbledon.
And Jones knows plenty about the Glovers with a number of players and staff still on the books from when he was last at Huish Park.
“Chris Weale is sub goalkeeper there, I played with Chris,” said the Town boss. “I played with Ryan Dickson, who’s left back there, and Nathan Smith, I think both of them were actually brought into replace me!
“I know a few of them, the boy (Kevin) Dawson, Simon Gillet, so I know a lot of the players they have there and they’re a real tough test, I promise you that.
“It’s a great club, I have real fond memories of seven years there as a player, player assistant manager, and really loved the place.
“I settled there, met a lot of good people at the club. They’ve had a lot of highs, a few lows lately, but they’ve got some good people in charge now and definitely picked up.
“They’re a difficult side to play against and it’s going to be a really, really tough game.”