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INTERVIEW | Relaxed perfomance required to beat Newport - Marmon

Town's boss looking to take anxiety out of the side

29 March 2019

YTFC

Town's new Interim Manager Neale Marmon feels a relaxed performance is key to the Glovers picking up maximum points against Newport County.

The Sky Bet League Two table sees the green and whites sit just two places above the bottom two after suffering four consecutive defeats. 

Dismissing Darren Way last Sunday, Marmon - who's been at the club since January - has taken charge through until the end of the season. 

Pinpointing nervousness as the reason behind recent disappointing performances, Town's boss is looking for a relaxed display at Huish Park. 

"Whatever sport you play, if you’re not relaxed to a certain extent you can't play any sport and that’s what I'm trying to do – that they try to relax more and not be so tense," he told iFollow Glovers.

"When they run out onto the pitch to warm-up and they feel there's a positive atmosphere they won't have anything bad in their heads.

"If we can get a goal early, we’ve shown throughout the season that when Yeovil Town go up they never lose so that’s obviously got to be the focus that we get a goal as soon as possible to calm the nerves a bit."

Ready to select his first starting eleven, Marmon has had his first week on the training ground with the squad. 

Looking to emulate the 6-0 win in the reverse fixture back September, the Interim Manager feels the players are more than capable of producing a similar performance.

"For me, age is no difference so if you’re 18 or 30 if you’re a good footballer you should be playing," he said. "I like to play football and I think Darren’s put all the tools in place and the players have got potential.

"The surroundings, the training facilities and the stadium are all conducive for playing good football so it's whether on a game day the boys perform.

 

"I played football to enjoy it and the money factor was a second thing for me, so I try and convey that to the players that it’s the greatest hobby in the world so if you get paid for it, enjoy it even more."


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