5th January 2017

The 37-year-old took over with the club bottom of Sky Bet League Two, and masterminded Town’s survival in the 2015/16 season.


In his first full season in charge, Way guided his side to sixth in the table following an eight-match unbeaten league run and also saw his side defeat League One opponents MK Dons in the Checkatrade Trophy.


However, Way admits he has suffered disappointment in his role but insists those experiences will make him stronger as amanager.


“I’ve had some highs and some lows,” he said in part one of his Half-Way Report on YTFC’s official YouTube channel.


“I have to take a lot of experience from the lows I’ve had,especially the Carlisle game (Emirates FA Cup replay) with the rewards of having Everton and then the Solihull game.


“I know what it’s like to be defeated; it’s not nice but you have to take it, be very humble and come in the day after and have a belief in yourself and work hard.


“I think that’s what we’ve done after some of the poor results I’ve had in my year in charge.


“Having said that, I have to thank the players for putting in the hard work and effort to put us in the position we’re in now.”


After being appointed, Way was keen to establish a positive environment at Huish Park.


The club had experienced back-to-back relegations in two seasons previous and Way understands the frustration of supporters but insists himself and his players share the same emotions.


He said: “There seems to be a connection between myself, the players and the supporters.


“I think the supporters are the heartbeat of any football club and after having three years of losing, I knew it was going to take time (to change the culture).


“Football is all about emotion and everyone wants to win. Supporters show emotions which would perhaps be different on a Saturday night to what they are on a Tuesday.


“The players and I are exactly the same. When it comes to matchday, even thought you accept defeat, you still have to have a belief to be successful and work hard to put that right.”