Yeovil Town manager Terry Skiverton has declared tomorrow's FA Cup First Round at Edgar Street to be a 'must win' game. The Glovers go into their game against Hereford United with a wretched recent record in the country's premier cup competition, with just one win in seven cup ties, and no significant cup run since the 2004-05 season, when they reached the Fourth Round, only to fall at the hands of Charlton Athletic, who at that time were two divisions higher.
Skiverton himself has struggled to obtain victories in cup competitions, with the Glovers falling at the first hurdle of all cup competitions, with just one victory in the FA Cup, Carling Cup and Football League Trophy since his arrival as manager. With the Glovers having long gone out of the more minor cup competitions, the Yeovil boss told BBC Somerset that he was putting pressure on his players to win the tie:
"I've not had a cup run, and I've been very frustrated with past seasons, and what we've done in the cups. So I'm putting a bit of pressure on the boys that we've got to get through. It's a very important game for us, and it's one where we've gone into the cup competitions before and I've said it's a week off - no, this is a must-win game for us. We want a good cup run. I definitely want a cup run, and we're going to make sure that we do everything to get through this round."
Finally, the Hereford Times is reporting the latest on the long-running on-off-on-off saga concerning Bulls keeper David Cornell, who has endured a classic club-vs-country tug of war with Welsh Under-21s boss Brian Flynn acting as Scrooge at the other end. The latest is that the paper suggests that the Swansea City keeper has reported for training at Edgar Street this morning, whilst his Under-21 team-mates head off to Armenia. What Mr Flynn thinks of it all isn't clear yet.
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