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Preview: Yeovil Town v Owls

Yeovil Town
vs.
Wednesday

Huish Park, Yeovil

Saturday, September 17

3pm

Wednesday will aim to bounce back from their midweek horror-show at Stevenage when they visit Yeovil Town in npower League One on Saturday.

The Owls, as if you didn't already know, slumped to a morale-slamming 5-1 reverse at Stevenage on Tuesday night and manager Gary Megson will be calling for a big improvement at Huish Park.

Terry Kiverton and his men have endured a mix bag of results to open their season but will go into the clash full of confidence following their midweek home win over Wycombe.

Vital Quotes:

Owls boss Gary Megson told the Sheffield Star:

'I put the team out and dictate the way I want us to play. I didn't see any of those things against Stevenage. They must not turn round and say it's my fault - this blame culture has been going on for a very long time.

'I've got to lift them, but they've got to lift themselves because they get well paid. If you did your job as badly as they did you'd lose it. So would every single person in any walk of life. The footballers have to accept that's not good enough.

'It's [the blame culture] not just in the dressing room, it's at the whole club.'

Yeovil Town Team News:

Yeovil will go into the weekend contest full of confidence but they'll be without their captain Paul Wotton after he picked up his fifth booking of the season in midweek.

It will mean manager Terry Skiverton will be forced to change a winning team for the visit of the Owls.

Skiverton has hinted that midfielder Dominic Blizzard could come in for Wotton and have the chance to impress.

Yeovil secured the loan signing of Watford's Gavin Massey on Monday and the Town boss is still hoping to secure the signing of another striker in time for Saturday's game.

Former Owls hitman Steve Maclean is set to feature for Yeovil after signing on at the club in the summer.

Player to watch: Steve Maclean

The Scottish hitman helped Wednesday to promotion from League One before but now he'll be looking to score the goals against us for new side Yeovil.

Wednesday Team News:

Owls boss Gary Megson is expected to ring the changes for the trip to Huish Park following the midweek collapse at Stevenage.

Unhappy with his defence, players such as Reda Johnson could be stepping in at the back as a possible replacement for Rob Jones, who was subbed at half-time on Tuesday.

James O'Connor will also be pushing for a starting role after featuring as another second-half sub at Stevenage.

Wednesday have no fresh injury concerns but it's expected to be too soon for striker Ryan Lowe to start, though he could feature on the bench. Chris O'Grady remains sidelined.

Player to watch: Gary Madine

Madine has been in good form in front of goal and will aim to continue that at Yeovil.

Match Facts & Stats

Form:

Yeovil: W-L-D-L-D

Wednesday: L-W-D-L-W

Head-To-Head:

Yeovil wins: 0
Wednesday wins: 2
Draws: 2

Last Time Out:

Wednesday 2-2 Yeovil

25/01/11 - Hillsborough, League One

The Owls could only snatch a point late on against ten-man Yeovil at S6. Gary Madine had levelled a Dean Bowditch opener before Paul Huntington put the visitors back ahead. Red cards to Luke Ayling and Adam Virgo allowed Reda Johnson to level the scores with four minutes to go.

Next Fixtures:

v Exeter City (H) - 24/09/11


Writer:Nick
Date:Thursday September 15 2011
Time: 3:34PM

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Comments

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Megson. You also get well paid to MANAGE this set of misfireing misfits. Sort it out or we'll be here longer than we would like. Or you could make me very happy and faunicate elsewhere.
Kettering OWL 1963
16/09/2011 10:35:00
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Megson. You also get well paid to MANAGE this set of misfireing misfits. Sort it out or we'll be here longer than we would like. Or you could make me very happy and faunicate elsewhere.
Kettering OWL 1963
16/09/2011 10:35:00
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Really need a win here.
s5owl
16/09/2011 16:28:00
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Really need a win here.
s5owl
16/09/2011 16:28:00
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deffinately a must in, if ecan bouce straight back and put tuesday behind us then all the better, if we lose again then we are *****ed!!!
ozzietheowl
16/09/2011 18:23:00
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deffinately a must in, if ecan bouce straight back and put tuesday behind us then all the better, if we lose again then we are *****ed!!!
ozzietheowl
16/09/2011 18:23:00
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ozzietheowl, have you been hitting the sauce again?
OurMaurice
16/09/2011 18:44:00
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ozzietheowl, have you been hitting the sauce again?
OurMaurice
16/09/2011 18:44:00
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2 -0 to wednesday no problem madine and mcgoldrick. hows that for confidance
vic mobley
17/09/2011 08:53:00
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2 -0 to wednesday no problem madine and mcgoldrick. hows that for confidance
vic mobley
17/09/2011 08:53:00
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