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Get to know the opposition: Yeovil Town

On Sunday, Wigan will make there first ever 234 mile trip down south to take on new boys Yeovil town. The Glovers lie 14 places below the Latics at the bottom of the table. I spoke to 15 year old Lewis Deverill who has been supporting Yeovil for 11 years, Anthony had a quick chat to Lewis about the Glovers.

Michael Steele

PEF: How do you find your start to the season?

Lewis: I feel that we are still finding our feet in the new league, we have been unlucky in some games like QPR and Bolton which we have deserved better out of, our strikers haven't hit form yet which is a bit worrying but as the season progresses, we get used to the standard in this league.

PEF: With Yeovil finding themselves lying rock bottom and named favourites to go down pe-season, how confident are you on beating the drop this year?

Lewis: I'm still fairly confident, being negative doesn't help anybody, I feel we're going to get a decent run of form going soon and pick up a few points, we're 2 points from safety which is nothing in this league especially, we have a good chance of staying up this year and will greaten our chances next year too with the financial backing that comes with staying up.

PEF: Where will manager Gary Johnson be looking to improve in January?

Lewis: Our morale is low, our scoring tally will be fine when our forward line is back to full strenthe moment, I can sense it with crushing late blows against QPR and such so we need a "Wayne Rooney" or a "Steven Gerrard" but in terms of players, defenders will need to improve, we have been very rickety at the back this season.

PEF: Who should Wigan be keeping a close eye on on Sunday?

Lewis: Byron Webster is a big centre half who isn't afraid to assert himself in the tackling department and isn't afraid to go up the pitch. Luke Ayling, our right has a lot of pace and is finds himself in acres of space a lot when attacking. Joel Grant is quck and skillful who likes running at defenders also Hoskins our striker is quick and can let a screamer go with his right boot.

PEF: Wigan's away form has been quite poor this season, will yeovil be looking to capitalise on that and maybe cause an upset?

Lewis: Almost definitely, with Wigan just coming back from Kazan, they will be tired and Yeovil will be looking to pounce on that, Huish Park has been a tough fight for all clubs so far this season.

PEF: Does the Wigan's stature faze you at all?

Lewis: Of course it will, a team like Wigan who were in the Premier League for several seasons and beating Man City in the final, from being non-league and rising up to the Premier League yes but Yeovil can look to aspire from Wigan's story.

PEF: How much faith do you have in Gary Johnson? Given what he has done for the club, do you think his position will be under consideration if things don't improve?

Lewis: I have every faith in the boss, I don't think he should get the sack, he's a club legend here at Yeovil and I think it would be a death wish if they were to get rid of him, he is the man for the job, I have every faith in that.

PEF: Finally, a pediction?

Lewis: It's going to be a tight game, i'm going Yeovil 2-1 Wigan.