Writer: Site Staff
Date:Friday October 25 2013
Manager Gary Johnson has admitted that Yeovil need to add Championship quality to their ranks, and when the opportunity arises he will do so.
Speaking to the Western Gazette after seeing Yeovil fall to the foot of the table following our draw against Brighton, the manager admitted that players were still on a learning curve and if the opportunity arose for him to add some experienced knowledge of this division in to the team he would jump at the chance as it would give us a much better shot of getting the results we want, whilst existing players continue to adjust fully.
'We've got to keep improving and we know we've not got a Championship squad yet, and that's why we've got to sort the wheat from the chaff and then we've got to keep adding quality. That's what we'll do.'
Johnson again points to moments in games and signs where it seems to click for us, so he doesn't feel we are that far off getting it right, and whilst a return of six points from twelve is hardly disastrous, we clearly need to improve as slowly but surely there is a gap developing above us and we don't want to wait months until we find form and then discover we are too far off the pace to make it count.
He also said again that he wasn't too disappointed with the point, because emotions of being at the bottom of the table make you think two points dropped, whereas if you were comfortably midtable you'd take the point for what it was. Our clamour for three points, shouldn't cloud a decent result when we get one.
With constant media references to the omission of Paddy Madden again, Johnson said in another interview with the paper that the decisions he makes are in the best interests of the club, not his own and not individual players.
Madden's not alone in not getting pitch time, Sam Foley was also not called upon again for our last game.
Speaking in the interview whilst Johnson rightly wouldn't explain the full reasons he commented.
'When the book comes out you can say things you can't always say at the time. You want people who are not in the team to be fighting hard to get back. They are left out for a reason and they are played for a reason.'
Johnson doesn't believe fans can be too critical of his selection against Brighton, because whilst we didn't play the best football ourselves, we effectively stopped their best game coming out to help us to what could be an all important point months down the line.
As for Madden directly, he said that he knows what he needs to do to get back into the team, because he's still a big part of our plans and he's still learning the game at this level, pointing to Paddy's all round game when he's not scoring, he needs to be running, finding space and helping to create for others - although he does admit the striker was unlucky in terms of the timing of his injury.
'When he's ready, he'll be back.'
Date:Friday October 25 2013
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Stats: Yeovil v Charlton (Saturday December 7 2013)
Clever Performance From Yeovil (Wednesday December 4 2013)
Stats: Yeovil v Blackpool (Tuesday December 3 2013)
No Grand Statement - But Confidence (Sunday December 1 2013)
Nice Homecoming For Johnson (Sunday December 1 2013)
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