Yeovil Town’s performances so far this season have far exceeded the expectations set by chairman Scott Priestnall and manager Darren Sarll at the start of the campaign, according to the club’s owner.

The Glovers sit third in the National League table after 24 games as they look to secure an immediate return to the Football League.

After a superb run throughout September and October saw the club win nine out of 11 league matches and move to within a point of top spot, supporters were left dreaming of loftier heights.

Although things stuttered through November as Sarll’s men went on a five game winless streak, Yeovil returned to winning ways by beating Halifax Town on Saturday and will look to make it two in a row at Chesterfield this evening.

Priestnall said that despite the recent downturn in form, he is happy with the progress that the club has made on the field since he and Errol Pope’s takeover of the club was completed in September.

He said: “When I first came in and started talking to Darren and putting this squad together we were talking about expectations and expectations for me was let’s get into January in the top ten and look at where we can strengthen and try to push on.”

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