30th March 2014

Despite Saturday’s 4-1 defeat against Barnsley at Huish Park manager Gary Johnson refuses to give up hope of Championship survival.

The Glovers are currently bottom of the table with seven games left to play but lie just three points from safety, with two away games against fellow relegation candidates next on the fixture list.

Yeovil travel to Blackpool next Saturday before a trip to The Valley to face Charlton the following Tuesday, in two games Johnson admits need to produce six points.

“There’s no room for error, that’s the first thing you have to say because of the way we played today. We’ve got to try and win both games but it’s still not going to be over at that point because there are still other teams not picking up three points as well.


“I did look at the other results and yes we are still in touch with everybody, but you have still got to get two or three wins on the trot if you can and get yourself back out of it and then hope Charlton, with their three games in hand, slip up.

“They lost today and have the same sort of goal difference to us so whilst there is still a chance we’re not going to give up.”

Whilst the Yeovil gaffer can’t pinpoint why Saturday’s game went wrong, he still firmly believes survival can be achieved.

“Every game you lose it looks more difficult but until it’s mathematically not possible, and it’s certainly mathematically possible right now, we’ll keep going.

“It’s very difficult to put your finger on why it went wrong today because if you’re going to put your finger on it then you’re going to put your finger on a lot of things, because it wasn’t just one or two things.

“It’s a little bit like we need to dust ourselves down and start all over again and hope that the players feel as bad as the management do and get themselves sorted out.”