19th April 2014

Manager Gary Johnson believes the Glovers are like the “wasp that won’t go away” after his side battled to earn a 0-0 draw at play-off chasing Blackburn on Friday.

Yeovil still remain five points from safety with three games remaining and entertain Huddersfield at Huish Park on Monday.

Despite a point at Ewood Park adding more pressure to Monday’s fixture, Johnson is pleased that his side are still fighting to avoid relegation.

“We won’t go away will we? We’re like that wasp that’s still buzzing around that won’t go away – and we won’t. That’s why I wanted to call them in at the end there because they looked disappointed and I don’t want them being disappointed because it’s three big games.

“They worked so hard; you’ve got to work hard when you come to Blackburn, you have a look at the results they’ve had recently, they beat QPR 2-0 and beat a lot of good teams here, teams who are already in the play-offs.

“We didn’t come here as shrinking violets we came here to win the game and all I wanted to make sure was that we gave it a go so that it was two teams in the competition, and there was. That just gives me heart for the next few games and hopefully we can make it a cracking end to the season.

“It’s what we do between now and Monday which is important – we’ve got to get them their legs back and we’ve got to make sure that Huish Park is a very noisy place because the next win would mean we find ourselves going into the last two games with something to play for.”

Yeovil now have just two days to recover from their trip to Lancashire before hosting The Terriers, and the Glovers gaffer couldn’t stress the importance of recovery enough.

“We’ve got to make sure that we’re recovered; we’ll talk about the game and review the game. When we did keep the ball we did keep it well but we had a 15-20 minute spell where we didn’t keep the ball and teams like Blackburn are going to pull you about, open you up and get their shots in and we can’t afford to do that at this moment in time.

“We recovered and I thought second half we played some very, very good football, so we’ve got to show them that there are still wins in us and then we’ve got to make sure that they get their massages, their ice baths – which is not something I’d enjoy doing – but they’ve got to do that. We’ve got to turn up on Monday as fresh as a daisy.”