NEVER mind Kramer v Kramer – it’s Roberts v Roberts at the Galpharm tonight, although Danny Schofield will be hoping to take the lead role.
While Town wideman Gary Roberts is set to face his namesake, who is on loan at Yeovil from Crewe, 28-year-old midfielder Schofield makes his first return to Huddersfield since ending a decade’s service with Town by joining the West Country side in the close season.
Schofield, who made 289 appearances for his first professional club, was on target last time he played at the Galpharm.
He chalked up his 46th career goal as Walsall were beaten 2-0 in the penultimate match of last season.
Since then he’s reached a half-century, with this season’s haul including a double as basement side Crewe, who visit Town on Saturday, were beaten 3-2 at Huish Park a week ago.
That was one of only two League I victories so far this campaign for Russell Slade’s team, who are 20th, a place and two points below Town, after Saturday’s goalless home draw with Leyton Orient.
Hereford, defeated 2-1 at Edgar Street in match number two, are the other side to have fallen to the Glovers, but manager Russell Slade sees tonight’s showdown was winnable.
The ex-Grimsby boss makes another trip North on Saturday, when his side go to Oldham, and he’s targeting at least four points from the next six available.
“Both games are tough, but climbing out of the bottom four was a big psychological boost for us,” said Slade, who enjoyed a 3-2 win at the Galpharm in his first season in charge of Yeovil, 2006-07.
“There should be a big gate tonight, and that could be good for us. It is a lovely stadium to play in and it hasn’t been that bad a venue for me personally.
“Hopefully we can dig something out at Huddersfield, who are finding it a little bit hard at home right now.
“After that it’s Oldham, and if we could take four points from those games I would be a very happy manager.
“It is great to be out of the relegation zone and we have two games in hand over Cheltenham. It is all about us digging out points.”
Slade is confident his club’s Roberts, 21, will overcome a groin strain to play tonight.
Former Crewe trainee Roberts came closest to grabbing a winner for Yeovil against Orient as he forced a point-blank save from keeper Glen Morris.
“He is a good player and I think there is more to come from him,” said Slade.