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Michael Jolley expects his side to show the right energy when they face Darren Way's side at Blundell Park this weekend.

31 August 2018

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30 August 2018

Grimsby Town boss Michael Jolley hopes his side regain their energy and high-intensity when they welcome Yeovil Town to Blundell Park in Sky Bet League Two this Saturday (3pm).

The Mariners hope to improve on their 1-0 defeat to Newport County last weekend, but Darren Way’s Yeovil – who are seventh – are unbeaten in four league games.

And Jolley hopes his side can rediscover the levels which they displayed in the clashes with Macclesfield Town, Lincoln City, and MK Dons.

Speaking on iFollow Mariners, he said: “We’ve got to look at the bigger picture which is that we’ve had five league matches – we’ve done really well in three of those.

“We’ve probably had two halves – the second half against Forest Green Rovers, and the first half at Newport County – where we’ve fallen below the levels we would want to be at.

“But we are a work in progress, and we understand where we are. But, of course, we want to play well every time we go on the pitch.

“We want to have the right energy, we want to do well when we get the ball, we want to look a threat in terms of creating chances and, hopefully, scoring goals, and we want to defend our goal resiliently.”

But Jolley is aware that the Glovers will present a stern test to his Town side this weekend.

He said: “Yeovil have had a good start – they’re unbeaten since the first game, and they’ve produced some good performances, and got some good victories.

“They had a particularly good performance, and result, away at Notts County when they beat them 4-0.

“So we know the danger of Yeovil, and we’ve got a lot of respect for them. We think they’re a good side with a good manager.

“But it’s our home game – we want to try and take the game on, and play the game with an offensive mind-set.

“We understand that our fans want to see us play well, but they also want to see us win – and we want to win in front of our home fans so it’s a game we’re looking forward to.

“But we take nothing for granted – Yeovil are a strong team, undefeated since the opening-day so it’s a big challenge, but we’re ready to take it on.”

Elliott Whitehouse, Danny Collins, Reece Hall-Johnson, and Harry Cardwell are all injured and unavailable for this weekend’s game, while Paul Dixon and Wes Thomas remain suspended following their red cards.

Jolley said he is hopeful that Collins will be ready to return to action in two weeks.


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