Wotton backs Yeovil to move out of danger
Midfielder Paul Wotton believes Yeovil Town's spirit will stand them in good stead as they look to climb out of npower League One's bottom four.
The Southampton loanee made his debut for the Glovers at former club Plymouth Argyle less than 24 hours after completing a temporary switch.
Wotton, at Huish Park for a month, earned the praise of manager Terry Skiverton for his impact in the goal-less draw at Home Park.
A point was enough to see Yeovil leapfrog Walsall at the foot of the table, taking them to within five points of safety ahead of today's clash with MK Dons.
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Despite playing just one match for the Somerset side, Wotton was impressed by the Glovers' character as they frustrated Argyle's attackers.
He said: "I have played just 90 minutes for the team, but from what I could see today there was a great spirit.
"In the first half we looked by far the more threatening team. In the second half we were certainly camped in our half a bit but I cannot remember John Sullivan having to exert himself.
"We held the edge of the box for long periods, but did so quite comfortably and Plymouth ran out of ideas in the end.
"If you are bottom of the league before a game and you show spirit like that then, having been in relegation battles before, I think you have got a chance."
Wotton made more than 440 appearances for the Pilgrims, leading them to two promotions in 13 years, before his release in the summer of 2008.
The Plymouth-born player remained in the south with Southampton, but has found chances limited at St Mary's and spent four games in League Two with Oxford United before heading to Yeovil.
Wotton, 33, said he hoped his Football League experience could benefit the Glovers both on and off the pitch.
"That would definitely be behind the manager's thinking as well," he said. "All throughout my career, even when I was a young lad, I have always been vocal in the dressing room.
"They are still learning the game and I am as well at my age. I can definitely help them along, I think, and on the pitch it is not always easy for the manager to get his point across and I think I know the game well enough to say the right things at the right time."