Hi Sheridan, before we discuss the Glovers tell us a bit about yourself and how long have you covered the club?
I have been a fan for 15 years and have spent the past two years covering them for BBC Somerset, I was summariser last year, before taking over as lead commentator this season. It’s a wonderful club that has my heart. I have seen us get to the dizzy heights of the Championship before falling back into non-league. But Darren Sarll has made this team one which you enjoy watching each week – and you don’t enjoy the highs without experiencing the lows.
How would you rate Yeovil’s season so far?
It started slowly, but in recent weeks our form has been nothing short of remarkable. With the resources available to the ‘top’ clubs, to put together an 11-match unbeaten run at this level has been brilliant. We are a young, dynamic team and our pace and width are our strengths, which all fans love to watch.
What did you make of the game at Plainmoor?
A classic game of two halves. I thought we looked strong for 60 mins and particularly after the break. But, with a young team comes inexperience and we saw that with the red card and the calamitous display following that. There is no doubt the Gulls deserved the win and I was impressed with their bite in midfield. We have been good at stopping chances but the home side were relentless and you can see why their form has turned round recently.
What’s been Yeovil’s highlights of 21-22 so far?
I think it has to be the 2-0 win at Wrexham. It was a complete performance and a David v Goliath situation as we only had 14 players available (two of those youth players). One of those Tuesday nights you never forget.
Who do you think are their key players and why?
Charlie Wakefield has pace, power and can shoot. We didn’t utilise him on Boxing Day and I think that was part of our downfall. Josh Staunton in Defensive midfield is also a big part of why we don’t concede many goals.
Do you fancy Yeovil’s chances of making the play-offs?
It’s very early days but if we can keep a settled side for most of the season and keep injuries low, I think we could get that 7th spot!
What’s the current ownership situation at the club?
I wish I could tell you. There has been talk of a takeover for months and months with no real update. The owner has not been at matches and the supporters deserve clarity – especially with the club having taken out sports England loans and enjoying a cup run.
Which opposition players and teams have impressed you most?
Chesterfield have been by far the most complete team. We played well against them but didn’t get a look in really. Tshiminga will no doubt fire them back to the football league.
What’s your prediction for the game at Huish Park?
Our home form has got so much better in recent weeks. I’m going to go 2-1 Yeovil.
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