THE majority of Yeovil Town fans -- one would guess -- are predicting that the 2005-06 season could be a campaign of consolidation.

And early indications from the bookmakers show that they too believe Yeovil could well be a mid-table side in the Coca-Cola League One (writes Yeovil Express chief reporter Steve Sowden).

Bookies have placed Yeovil at 20-1 to win the League One title -- joint eighth favourites.

But with many Yeovil fans having struck gold with their pre-season bets last summer on the Glovers winning the Coca-Cola League Two title, some are bound to have another flutter this time around.

Yeovil are placed at 20-1 alongside AFC Bournemouth and Brentford.

Former European Cup champions Nottingham Forest are the early favourites to win the title and with it an immediate return to the Championship. They have been placed at 9-2.

Tranmere Rovers are at 13-2, while Yeovil's new West Country rivals Bristol City are third favourites at 9-1. Last weekend's play-off finalists Hartlepool United are at 10-1, while Gillingham and Walsall are 12-1.

Yeovil fans will have to endure another succession of trips north next season and Barnsley and Huddersfield are at 14-1, while Oldham Athletic and Rotherham United have been placed at 16-1.

Among the favourites with the bookies to struggle are Colchester United, Port Vale, Chesterfield and the promoted trio of Swansea City, Scunthorpe United and Southend United.

Chairman of Yeovil Town Independent Supporters' Association, Mark Kelly, said: "I think the odds are pretty fair. Most fans will look at next season as a time of consolidation for Yeovil.

"There are some massive clubs in this league and it might take time for Yeovil to adjust to their new surroundings.

"But I'm sure supporters still have to pinch yourselves when you see the teams we will be up against. Nottingham Forest? Unbelievable. It wasn't that long ago when we were playing Forest Green Rovers!"