Q&A With Yeovil Town

Ahead of the 4th meeting between Yeovil Town and Bolton, we have got the views of a Glovers supporter.

After seeing a five-match unbeaten run come to an end with defeat to Brighton & Hove Albion last weekend, Wanderers travel to Huish Park for only the second time - with their only previous trip the stadium coming in September 2004, when the Trotters were 2-0 winners in a League Cup tie.

In our latest edition of Q&A, we have spoken to Ollie Marsh (@ollie_marsh). Ollie attended his first game in 2008, when Yeovil drew 1-1 with Walsall. He picks Darren Way as his favourite ever player, with Joe Edwards his choice from the current crop at the club.

Ahead of Saturday's game, Ollie shares his views on what is required if Yeovil are to avoid relegation, why supporters shouldn't be too disappointed if they do drop into League One and why he would like to see Alex Baptiste sign for his beloved team.

Q: If Yeovil are to stay up this season, what needs to happen?

A: There's no two ways about this; We need some luck! We have a squad that is good enough to stay up, in my opinion, but poor refereeing decisions, unlucky own-goals and heartbreaking last minute goals have all gone against us remarkably frequently this year.

So it's fingers crossed that Lady Luck finally smiles down on us as we move into this season's final run-in.

Q: What has been the most disappointing part of this season for the Yeovil fans?

A: When you put the club's position into perspective, it's hard to see why Yeovil fans would be disappointed with seeing their team play at it's highest ever level and against some of the most famous clubs in the country. But I would say the most disappointing thing is not getting what we deserve.

There have been countless times when we've dominated against teams such as Queens Park Rangers, Reading, Ipswich Town, Birmingham City - among others - only to go on and lose by the odd goal. Had we taken our chances, or had some different refereeing decisions go our way, then the league table would be very different.

Q: Who do you think will go down to League One; Why?

A: It's hard to say who will go down because, in this division, it seems even the struggling teams have some real quality players.

Looking at the table right now, it seems as if the bottom four of Charlton Athletic, Millwall, ourselves and Barnsley have been slightly cut off from the rest of the pack. I would be surprised if anyone else was dragged down into it.

Hopefully we'll be the ones finishing fourth from bottom!

Q: Even though it has been a tough season, who has performed for Yeovil and is likely to be a threat to Bolton at the weekend?

A: There aren't many players in our team who haven't individually been excellent - Marek Stech and Joe Edwards being two of our most consistent performers.

Our main threat is Big Ishmail Miller. Although he can be frustratingly lacklustre during games, you can't argue with his strike rate of nine goals in 16 games - the best we've got by far.

Q: If you could take any of our players to better your own squad, who would it be and why?

A: The main 'weak link' in our team is left-back Jamie McAllister, whose quality is fading and has looked out of his depth at times.

With that in mind, I wouldn't mind taking Alex Baptiste and playing him at left-back to fill our 'experienced full-back' role.

Q: Finally, what is your score prediction for Saturday's game?

A: I never like giving predictions because Yeovil's games are always so...unpredictable! Who could have seen Tuesday night's 3-3 draw at Wigan Athletic coming?

It's made especially difficult because of the fact that the two teams are in form at the moment, but I would have to go for an optimistic 2-1 win to Yeovil.

Burnden Aces would like to thank Ollie for taking the time to answer our questions. You can read more from him on Twitter - @ollie_marsh.

Sky Bet League One Standings

Pos Team Pld Pts
14 Charlton Athletic 21 26
15 Cambridge United 21 26
16 Bolton Wanderers 21 26
17 AFC Wimbledon 19 24
18 Lincoln City 20 21
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