17th February 2023

It’s been a few weeks since we last saw Josh Staunton lead out the Glovers at Huish Park.

With an enforced break due to postponed fixtures, this has given him and his teammates valuable time to recover and work on the training pitch.

“The break has been very nice, to be honest, said the skipper.

“It’s been a relentless season, so it was nice to have a period of time.

“It’s been important that we have trained well during this time. We didn’t want to lose the momentum and flow we have so we don’t have a hangover on Saturday.

“It’s been nice for the boys, it’s given us a lot of time on the training ground to really focus on things.”

On an individual basis, the skipper is always willing to put his body on the line for the Glovers, so the break was welcome for him to recover his body ahead of the busy run-in.

“I did need a little bit of a respite. I’ve had it and it’s given the chance for a few little niggles to recover.

“Personally, I was glad we had a few cancellations, because the schedule was getting a bit heavy!”

Having played in both the middle of midfield and the defence during his time in Somerset, Staunton has found himself starting in the backline in recent Yeovil fixtures.

“I think physically I have changed since I’ve been at the club through injuries. It’s a role that probably suits me better with what I can do to help the team.

“If we do it properly, we can build from the back. Physically, it’s definitely easier than centre midfield, I feel a lot better on a Sunday!

“To be honest, wherever the gaffer sees me fit to do what’s best for the team, I’m more than willing to do that.”