Weather permitting, Yeovil Town look set to be facing a managerless club in their next League Two match. Assuming their trip to Swindon Town does not fall foul of the current bout of wintry weather, it appears highly likely that the Wiltshire side will have lost manager David Flitcroft by then, in what appears to be a spot of managerial merry-go-round.
The whole thing was kickstarted by League One side Peterborough United sacking Grant McCann on Sunday. By Tuesday teatime, Mansfield had seen their manager Steve Evans resign, with little surprise that he was unveiled as the new Posh manager this morning. That then left a vacancy at Field Mill, and they are reported to have recruited Flitcroft, according to BBC Radio Wiltshire.
Mansfield have confirmed that they will be unveiling their new manager at a news conference at 10.45a.m. on Thursday morning, with confirmation of this coming minutes apart from the BBC in Wiltshire picking up their belief that Flitcroft had left the building. Given that Mansfield and Swindon lie just three points apart in the League Two table, with both lying in fiercely competitive play-off positions, this is unlikely to be greeted with pleasure at the County Ground. However, it will leave them needing to make a few decisions tomorrow morning if it is confirmed.
In terms of whether Saturday's match at the County Ground goes ahead, that really is in the lap of the weather Gods. Although the Saturday afternoon temperatures in Wiltshire are scheduled to be a tropical +2C, the problems lie in the build-up to that game. Until that afternoon, temperatures in the area are only expected to reach a maximum of -2C across a 72 hour period, with low temperatures of -5C with the wind chill tonight taking that down to -12C in the air tonight. If that gets into the soil at the County Ground, it's unlikely to shift by the weekend. However, we'll keep a close eye on any news on that front coming from The Robins.
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