Glovers are off and running

  • By: Craig Chisnall
  • Last Updated: December 7 2013, 15:13 GMT

Craig Chisnall previews this weekend's action in both the Sky Bet Football League and the FA Cup.

Yeovil can celebrate another important win
Yeovil can celebrate another important win

What a week it's been for Yeovil so far and I believe it could still get better yet with another win over Charlton this weekend.

This time last week they were rock bottom with just two wins from their opening 16 games but after a dream few days they are well and truly on the up.

It started with he loan arrivals of strikers Ishmael Miller and Adam Morgan from Nottingham Forest and Liverpool plus Everton midfielder John Lundstram and they have given the Glovers a huge boost.

Forest outcast Miller scored in their shock victory at Watford last Saturday and Lundstram got the winner in the 1-0 win over high-flying Blackpool, who later lost the plot and had three men sent off, on Tuesday.

Next up are the Addicks who will arrive in Somerset with increasing relegation worries having lost four of their last five.

The speculation over an impending takeover from American billionaire Josh Harris doesn't seem to be doing Chris Powell's men much good and I'd take the Glovers at 13/8 to add to their woes.

In League One I'm going with Notts County to get a first win under their belts with Shaun Derry in charge against Gillingham.

The Magpies remain rooted to the foot of the table but by all accounts they have been unfortunate in recent weeks.

They've lost their last two home games 1-0 to form teams Wolves and Brentford and on both occasions probably deserved a point.

In between that they earned a battling draw at Bradford and aren't conceding the same amount of goals they were earlier in the season.

Their three wins this season have all come at Meadow Lane while the Gills, who have improved of late, aren't the greatest travellers.

A home win is a must for Derry and I believe they will scrape to one.

There's not a great deal of value around in the FA Cup this weekend but I like the look of 2/1 for Kidderminster's Joe Lolley to score at any time against Newport at Aggborough.

The 20-year-old has been a revelation since his summer move to Harriers after he plundered 88 goals in 83 games for Littleton, who play in the sixth tier of Non-League.

He was also part of the Great Britain team that were runners-up at the World University and College Games in the summer and has made the step up to the Conference brilliantly.

Lolley has scored seven goals in 16 games and assisted plenty more to have the scouts flocking to Harriers.

Sheffield Wednesday, Peterborough and Millwall are all thought to be admirers and a star showing in the cup this weekend would only add to his growing reputation.

Having scored three times in his last two home games he's a big price with bet365 to add to that tally here.

  • Posted at 0745 GMT on 05/12/2013.