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Yeovil footballers share to Christmas cheer at local hospital

Yeovil Town players may have Manchester United on their mind, but today the team will be visiting the town's hospital.

Manager Gary Johnson and his players will be handing out presents to sick children who will be spending Christmas at the hospital.

The Glovers have been drawn against the Premier League giants in the FA Cup third round. The match is live on television on Sunday January 4th.

Manager Gary Johnson said he was Credit: Clint Hughes/EMPICS Sport

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Yeovil Town to play Manchester United in the FA Cup

Yeovil Town will host Manchester United in the third round of the FA Cup.

The Glovers left it very late in their replay against Accrington Stanley last night. They won 2-0 thanks to goals from Simon Gillett and Kieffer Moore in the last ten minutes.

The Somerset club could make up to half a million pounds from the visit of the Premier League giants on Sunday January the 4th.

After the match fans were looking forward to the landmark next round:

"Business as usual at Huish Park"

The chairman of Yeovil Town has dismissed speculation over Gary Johnson's future at the club Credit: ITV News

Any speculation surrounding the future of Gary Johnson at Yeovil Town has been dismissed by the club chairman, John Fry.

It followed concerns after the manager turned up late to the Portsmouth match and delegated his duties to his assistant, following his disappointment after the transfer deadline.

Gary Johnson has since told ITV News West Country that he remains committed to the club.

Today he met the chairman on his return from holiday and they have agreed that "communication problems'" were behind any perceived difficulties he had on Transfer Deadline Day last Monday, 1 September.

It was merely a question of the right people not being able to talk to each other. Gary and I have discussed things this morning and it is business as usual at Huish Park.

Gary has left with the team for Bradford fully focused on the job in hand determined to get three points at Valley Parade.

– John Fry, Yeovil Town Chairman

Gary Johnson speaks to ITV about his future at Yeovil

Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson insists he remains committed to the club after speaking publicly for the first time since doubts were raised over his future.

Johnson admits he was unhappy with the Glovers' board of directors after they failed to finance three transfers earlier this week but was back at the training ground today (Thursday 4 September).

Here is his full interview with our Sports Reporter. Chris Spittles reports.

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Johnson says remains committed to Yeovil Town

Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson insists he remains committed to the club Credit: ITV West Country/Chris Spittles

Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson insists he remains committed to the club after speaking publicly for the first time since doubts were raised over his future.

Johnson admitted he was unhappy with the Glovers' board of directors after they failed to finance three transfers earlier this week but was today back on the training field with his players.

Uncertain future for Yeovil Town manager

Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson Credit: Gareth Fuller/EMPICS Sport

There has been speculation surrounding the future of Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson after he turned up late to last night's game.

This morning he has issued the following statement.

I'm having a quiet reflective period after a hectic transfer deadline evening. The Chairman is currently on holiday and I am waiting for him to return to speak to him about how to proceed.

– Gary Johnson, manager, Yeovil Town

Chris Weale rejoins Yeovil Town

Chris Weale returns to Yeovil Town Credit: Dave Howarth/EMPICS Sport

Former Yeovil Town goalkeeper Chris Weale has rejoined the Glovers on a two year contract for the new season.

Local boy Weale left the club to join Bristol City in 2006 and has subsequently played for Leicester City and Shrewsbury Town.

Yeovil have also signed 25 year old Polish goalkeeper on a two year contract. He has previously played for Birmingham City.

Yeovil Town has withdrawn planning application

Huish Park Credit: Andrew Matthews/EMPICS Sport

Yeovil Town Football Club has withdrawn its application to build a supermarket on training pitches at Huish Park.

The club said it needed the development to pay for a new stand and the plans were due to be discussed by South Somerset District Council tomorrow. Opponents were worried about loss of open space and the effect of another superstore on the town centre.

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