Notts County’s opening match of the 2016-17 Sky Bet League Two season takes them to Yeovil Town’s Huish Park.
New manager John Sheridan will be pitting his wits against opposite number Darren Way in his first match in charge of Notts.
“Everyone’s biting at the bit. It’s important after all the hard work not to go there flat – I want us to give a performance.
“Yeovil will be the favourites because they’re at home, but we’ll be going there confident of getting the result we’re after.”
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“John Sheridan is a very determined, enthusiastic manager who gets his points across to his players early. You can see what he’s done at Newport and Oldham.
“His teams are well-drilled and we expect a difficult game.”
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Sheridan has confirmed Jonathan Forte and Izale McLeod have recovered from pre-season knocks, while Michael O’Connor has returned to full training.
New signings Adam Collin, Carl Dickinson, Matt Tootle, Alex Rodman, Richard Duffy, Jonathan Forte and Vadaine Oliver could too be involved. Click here to read Oliver's thoughts ahead of the match.
Sheridan is pleased with the progress of Rob Milsom and Curtis Thompson, although they are still ‘two or three weeks away’ from a return.
Head to head
This will be the clubs’ fifth League Two meeting, with all but one of their other clashes – an FA Cup tie in 1961 – coming in League One.
Total matches: 13
Notts wins: 5
Yeovil wins: 6
Last season’s encounter
Notts slipped to a 1-0 defeat in March, Francois Zoko scoring the winner in the 50th minute.
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Tickets for this fixture can no longer be purchased from Meadow Lane but they will be available on the day from the Huish Park ticket office (there will be no cash turnstiles).
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Fancy a flutter?
EFL sponsors Sky Bet say Notts are the 19/10 outsiders to open the new League Two season with three points on the road at Yeovil.
The Glovers are 7/5 favourites with home advantage and the draw can be found at 23/10.
Notts fans expecting a clean sheet can get 4/1 with Sky Bet for their team to win to-nil.
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