25th November 2022

Jamie Reckord has said he has been taken in with ‘open arms’ since arriving in Somerset this Summer.

The adventurous full-back joined the Glovers after departing Boreham Wood and has become a mainstay in the Yeovil Town defence.

Like many players who join Yeovil, the isolated nature of the town is something many have to adjust to, but Reckord is certainly enjoying the challenge.

“I enjoy it down here, it’s a little bit out of my comfort zone but I’m used to it now.

“I’ve enjoyed it (so far), everyone’s taken me in with open arms in and around the community. Seeing people around, everyone is polite and friendly, so I’m enjoying my time here so far.”

Although Reckord had a positive start personally, prior to Mark Cooper’s arrival as manager, it had been a frustrating start to the National League season for the Glovers.

Speaking on the new manager, Reckord said the boss has helped the players’ mindsets and created ‘belief’ in the team.

“Him coming in has changed people’s mindsets, especially for the people who haven’t been in the squad and obviously a few new players have come in too.

“I just feel like we’ve been unlucky. You saw on Saturday (against Notts County), that we are able to ground out a result. Whereas before, a lucky deflection and the ball would go in, something always seemed to happen.

“There’s a little bit more belief in the team at the moment and it’s showing on the pitch now.”

Last time out at home, the Glovers put on a positive display, winning 3-1 against Gateshead which really got the fans of their seats.

“Everyone knows, winning does change everything. If we can keep winning (at home), the fans will get behind us. That’s what we need from them.

“Hopefully we can do our bit (against Halifax) and I’m sure they’ll do theirs.”