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Yeovil Town Football Club is pleased to announce James Bailey as captain for the 2017/18 season. The 28-year-old has wore the armband throughout pre-season and been handed the responsibility for the forthcoming campaign which begins on Saturday at Luton Town. A summer signing from Carlisle United, Bailey arrived in Somerset having featured in all three …

A year ago the new Premier League season seemed little more than a canvas for the psychodrama being played out in the various manager’s offices, but in 2017-18 the focus should once again shift from those in suits to those in boots. Rewind 12 months and the talk was all about just how Jose Mourinho …

YEOVIL Town comfortably swept aside Southern League Premier Division Tiverton Town in a rain drenched afternoon at Ladysmead writes Peter Hodges. Darren Way’s side were in control from the start and despite a 10 minute spell either side of half time which allowed Tivvy to draw level, Yeovil’s defence was barely threatened as the Glovers …

Striker Ryan Brunt has put pen to paper on a permanent contract at Exeter City. Brunt, 24, has been training with the Grecians during pre-season and has impressed manager Paul Tisdale enough to earn a contract at the club. Brunt, who started his career off at Stoke City, has not played a competitive match for …

Bristol City’s purple and lime away kit for the 2017/18 season has been voted the best strip in the EFL this season. In a poll conducted by the EFL on Twitter, City’s away offering was voted the best kit in the country, beating Sheffield United’s home strip by 52% of the vote to 48%. Bristol …

JOSE Mourinho admits he ‘got emotional’ the day Wayne Rooney left Manchester United for his boyhood club, Everton. Not tears exactly but a sharp pang of regret for they got on well together even though Rooney was no longer a first name on the team sheet. United’s manager went out of his way to wish …

YEOVIL Town are poised to emerge from the Dark Ages. While always-bouyant boss Darren Way predicts a top-half finish as the Glovers embark on a third season in Sky Bet Two, his directors have loosened the purse strings without going over the top. In a busy summer they have paid two transfers fees to bring …

There should be a good deal of optimism in the air when Bristol Rovers hold their annual Open Day at the Memorial Stadium this afternoon (midday to 4pm). While pre-season results might suggest otherwise and there has not yet been quite the glut of summer signings predicted, Darrell Clarke has a squad capable of making …