Yeovil Town will feature for a second time this season on the BBC's Late Kick-Off show next Monday. With the Glovers setting out today on their longest journey of the season, on the way up to play Carlisle United, the regional football show have put BBC Solent reporter Lewis Coombes on board the bus in an effort to find out how players deal with the issue of boredom during long trips.
With a cameraman on board, the BBC will be there to capture the highlights of their journey up the M5 and M6 on a journey of around 342 miles. Manager Gary Johnson has told BBC Somerset that the principle aim will be for him to ensure that his players forget that they are on a journey of that length:
"We've got to make it not so it's enjoyable, but we've got to make it not look like it's seven hours. We've got a few things planned, where we've got a few competitions, and maybe a quiz. We'll just be doing different things. We'll be talking football. We'll be showing them a video of Carlisle (from Monday's match against Brentford) as a shortened version. So we'll use the trip not just to sleep, but to get a little bit of work done in a classroom situation, albeit on a coach."
The BBC's reporter has been tweeting during the trip, revealing that the quiz started just after lunch, opening with the question of which city the Maracana Stadium is in. All will be revealed to those able to view the South, South-West and West edition of Late Kick-Off on Monday night, starting at 11.05p.m. or on iPlayer shortly after to those who live outside the area.
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