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Exeter City boss Tisdale: "Form is no flash in the pan"

Exeter City manager Paul Tisdale says he believes his team can challenge for the League Two play-offs.

The Grecians had a slow, alarming start to the campaign but are now one of the most in-form sides in the Football League.

In fact, City have only lost one league game in their last 15 since the end of August.

They travel to Stevenage this weekend, hoping to cement their place in the top seven.

A major reason behind Exeter's rise has been their quota of gifted young players like Matt Grimes and Tom Nichols.

Bigger clubs are already circling like vultures, and selling any of the current crop of stars mid-season in January could derail City's progress before it reaches fruition.

Manager Tisdale admits he would rather retain their services, but remains pragmatic, admitting that Exeter City are "a selling club".

Yeovil footballers to share 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 "ecstatic" at the win. 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:

Yeovil Town set up Man Utd clash with eleventh hour win

Last-minute victory for Yeovil Town. Credit: ITV News

Yeovil Town are through to a dream FA Cup third-round tie against Manchester United.

The Glovers left it late to beat Accrington Stanley in tonight's replay. Simon Gillett and Kieffer Moore scored the goals in the last ten minutes.

The Somerset club could make up to half a million pounds from the visit of the Premier League giants.

Manager Gary Johnson cannot wait for the big match on Sunday 4th January:

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"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
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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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