Gary Johnson: Yeovil Town return will feel like a home game

Gary Johnson and Terry Skiverton
Gary Johnson and Terry Skiverton worked at Yeovil together

Cheltenham manager Gary Johnson says his return to Yeovil Town on Saturday will "feel like a home game".

The 60-year-old spent seven years over two spells in charge of the Glovers, and led the club to the Championship for the first time in their history.

He will face his ex-player and backroom member, and current Yeovil boss Darren Way for the first time, with both teams level on points in League Two.

"I think it'll be a happy return," Johnson told BBC Radio Gloucestershire.

"Hopefully they'll be angry and frustrated because we've picked up maximum points."

Johnson, who led Cheltenham back to League Two last season, took Yeovil out of non-league in 2003 as one of three promotions with the Somerset club.

"I had a great time there, it was a really good club to be at with good company, you get to know the supporters personally," added Johnson, whose Cheltenham side are currently 20th in the table, one place above Yeovil.

"It would be good if both teams were at the other end of table, but it isn't that way so it's a big one for my comeback game."

Yeovil manager Way and assistant Terry Skiverton were both integral players during Johnson's time as Glovers boss.

But Johnson thinks his side have the edge ahead of their meeting on Saturday: "Experience means a lot, I've got a lot more experience.

"Darren and Terry were good players and coaches for me, we've had success as a threesome so I look forward to seeing them. Darren and Terry won't talk to me beforehand in case they give anything away."

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