The Opposition View: Yeovil Town

Last updated : 29 December 2016 By Jim Bonner

What's your assessment of Yeovil's season so far and what are the ambitions for the second half of the campaign?

Solid, its been a marked improvement from last season under Sturrock and we have 18 more points than this time last season, and winning games has been a refreshing change. Hitting the dizzy heights of 6th had some fans looking at the play-offs, but realistically the expectation for this season is to firstly avoid relegation, and then look to improve on our final position from last season.

Who are the key players in this current Glovers squad?

I'd go for Otis Khan, a winger who joined on a free from Barnsley in the Summer who has impressed with his direct running and has an eye for goal. Also Alex Lacey at centre back has improved massively from last season and is now a key player for us.

What are the strengths and weaknesses of your team?

Our biggest strength is probably our defence, when our back four are fit we don't concede many and means were always in games. Our weakness is at the other end, we struggle to score when we are on top, and it has come back to hurt us in recent weeks. We also have the worst away record in the division.

Pompey come to Huish Park having taken 17 points from the last 21 available. Would you take a draw from Friday's match?

I'd be happy getting a point from any game against the top teams, but our home form is one of the best in the league, so I'd back us against anyone.

What kind of game can we expect on Friday night?

We start slowly in games so I imagine Pompey to be on top early, if we can hold out until half time then I expect us to go out all guns blazing in the second half.

Predict the outcome of the game.

An entertaining 1-1 draw.