Address: Huish Park, Lufton Way, Yeovil, Somerset, BA22 8YF
Stadium capacity: 5,212
Manager: Darren Way
Tom Eaves (Bolton Wanderers), Josh Ezewele (West Bromwich Albion), Ryan Hedges (on loan from Swansea City), Otis Khan (Barnsley), Joe Lea (Southampton), Jonny Maddison (Leicester City) and Liam Shephard (on loan from Swansea City).
Mark Beck (released), Jack Compton (Newport County), Wes Fogden (Havant & Waterlooville), Jordon Gibbons (released), Simon Gillett (released), Shaun Jeffers (released), Marc Laird (released), Leroy Lita (released), Jakub Sokolik (released), Ben Tozer (Newport County) and Chris Weale (released).
A difficult, testing season ended quite well for the Glovers, who found their stride at the right time; conceding only four goals in ten from February to April. However, a sixteen game winless run meant that things needed to change in December. Paul Sturrock was relieved of his duties in the middle of this poor run, with Darren Way given the chance to steer Yeovil to safety. He did so, finishing 14 points above the drop zone.
Yeovil’s impressive run of clean-sheets toward the end of the season suggests a leaky defence has been stabilised, with Nathan Smith and Ryan Dickson improving considerably from the first half of the season. Boro fans will know what Swansea loanee Ryan Hedges is capable of, and his teammate Liam Shephard also returns to Yeovil’s back-line after impressing last season. Francois Zoko is another name that Boro fans will remember fondly; his goals and experience could prove crucial.
November 2016thStevenage v Yeovil Town, Saturday 12
April 2017thYeovil Town v Stevenage, Saturday 29