Yeovil Town take on Southend United tomorrow (Saturday) as they make their return to Nationwide League Division Three football with a match at Huish Park, kick-off 3.00pm.
The Glovers welcome back Lee Elam who has been cup-tied for the past two matches, but lose Stephen Reed, who serves a one match suspension for his controversial sending off at Bury.
Glovers manager Gary Johnson has just one injury concern to weigh up with Kirk Jackson having been taken off with a knee injury during the midweek 5-0 win over Oxford United in the Pontins Football Combination League. Jackson's withdrawl was as a precaution, following a heavy tackle.
Roy O'Brien remains absent with a knee injury, whilst Andy Lindegaard and Chris Giles, both continuing their rehabilitation, are not expected to be involved.
Saturday's fixture sees Yeovil come up against David Webb for the first time in a competitive match since he left the club in September 2000. Webb spent just 23 games in charge at Huish Park before upping sticks and heading for Essex, and has since managed to leave and return to Southend, where he is currently occupying the post of caretaker manager, following Steve Wignall's sacking. Webb has recently suggested he would take the position on permanently, despite initially saying that he would not consider returning to the club for a fourth time.
Webb will travel without Southend's longest serving player Kevin Maher who is struggling with a knee injury but is definitely ruled out after his red card against Northampton. Stuart Williams also serves a one-match ban after picking up five bookings, although has yet to play a first team match for the Shrimpers.
Duncan Jupp has recovered from a thigh injury whilst Steve Clark is returning following a groin injury. However, Southend will continue to be without long-term injury victims Leke Odunsi (ankle) and Jamie Stuart (pelvis).
Referee Paul Armstrong (Berkshire) assisted by Gary Chapman (Gloucestershire) and Brendan Malone (Wiltshire) will be in charge for Saturday's game.
Saturday's match against Southend United follows the usual procedures with tickets for the match being available on the day. Tickets for the Main Stand and the Bartlett Stand must be purchased from the Huish Park Ticket Office, whilst tickets for the Westland Stand may be purchased in advance or on the turnstiles on the day of the game.
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