Woe-vil! Doubts surround Glovers boss Gary Johnson ahead of Valley Parade trip

Jermaine Johnson trudges off after being red-carded when City last played Yeovil in January 2007

Jermaine Johnson trudges off after being red-carded when City last played Yeovil in January 2007

First published in Sport Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , Bradford City Reporter

CITY were beaten by his son on Tuesday but Yeovil boss Gary Johnson has little to cheer as he heads north.

While Lee Johnson’s Oldham continue to pick up, his dad’s Glovers side have made their worst start for 30 years.

Doubts are also growing over Johnson senior’s future at Huish Park with claims that he has fallen out with the club hierarchy.

He arrived only 15 minutes before kick-off for the JPT defeat to Portsmouth in midweek and the team was overseen that night by assistant Terry Skiverton.

Chairman John Fry is currently abroad and not expected back at work until Monday when the situation should become clearer.

Yeovil have taken only five points from five games after Johnson signed 11 new players in the summer following their relegation from the Championship.

They are also suffering from injuries, with central midfield pair Joe Edwards (bruised foot) and Simon Gillett (knee) both key absentees. Skipper Edwards’s absence from the Pompey loss ended a run of 57 consecutive appearances.

On-loan Wolves youngster Jack Price will come straight in but defender Jakub Sokolik is also sidelined with a suspected calf injury.

Yeovil are unbeaten in their previous two visits to Valley Parade – the last in January 2007 when the Glovers won 2-0 during City’s relegation campaign.

Omar Daley made his City debut in that game and Jermaine Johnson was sent off in his final appearance.

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