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Johnson Proud Despite Relegation Confirmation

Last night's defeat to Brighton and Hove Albion confirmed that Yeovil Town would be returning to League 1 next season, but manager Gary Johnson chose to focus on the positives of the season and his pride at how the team gave their all and did start to compete at this level despite punching heavily 'above our weight' as the season drew on.

Speaking to the press following the two nil defeat, he explained.

'It's sad, although we knew we were going to be sad, so it's not a shock. But I was pleased with the boys' efforts and it was fantastic that the Brighton fans applauded our lads when we walked off. A couple of decisions went against us here, and a couple of moments of quality from Brighton, but I'm proud of the lads knowing we have given everything.'

Clearly the gaffer has enjoyed his time in the Championship and does want to experience more of it, but the future is all about the direction of the club and what we are going to do to level the playing field.

'I've got a board meeting on Monday and we'll see where we are going. Are we going to progress or are we going to have to keep pulling a rabbit out of the hat each time? We can't keep doing that. We can't be little old Yeovil forever.'

Johnson goes on to talk about Brighton and their 'Premier League stadium' compared to our 'Conference stadium' and he knows that so much has to be done off the pitch to allow us to compete better with teams like our opponents last night.

Skipper Jamie McAllister has also spoken following the game, and admitted that really it summed up our season really, as he felt we were comfortable at points in the game, but we didn't take our chances, and ultimately we were made to pay for that when they scored their opening goal.

Certainly going to be an interesting summer as we have to make this experience work for us and drive us on so the next time we get an opportunity like this we can make more of it.

We've done fantastically well really this season, and only a few results going for us would've made all the difference, but we have to get over this disappointment now and push on further and have a real crack again next season.

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Date:Saturday April 26 2014

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