Yeovil Town captain Jamie McAllister will keep up jabs if it allows him to battle on
YEOVIL Town captain Jamie McAllister will continue to have injections into his troublesome ankle if it allows him to play through the pain barrier.
The Scottish left back missed last month's defeat at Colchester United after turning awkwardly on a barren Doncaster Rovers pitch.
However, he has since helped the Glovers earn consecutive clean sheets in their npower League One promotion push, largely thanks to pre-match painkilling jabs that have allowed him to play.
McAllister, who limped off in the first half against Crawley Town, said: "I had an injection before the Hartlepool United game, it's just getting through it. It's just pain, really. I just have to take the injections and get through it if I need him."
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The 34-year-old could require further treatment to lead the team against Swindon Town on Tuesday night, with the skipper acknowledging the Huish Park hosts have to be better in attack than they were during Saturday's goal-less draw at Hartlepool United.
"The boys are disappointed we didn't get three points," he said. "We thought we'd done enough, especially in the second half where we had two or three good chances to score.
"But at the end of the day the gaffer (Gary Johnson) is saying our final ball wasn't good enough because we got into the final third numerous times.
"That was disappointing but it's a point away from home. I know we would love three but hopefully, come the end of the season, that point will be vital and will get us into the top two.
"Looking at the table, we are fifth and we have made a gap between us and AFC Bournemouth. They were beaten by Doncaster and we have still got a game in hand over Doncaster.
"We are still in amongst it and where we want to be but I think that was two points dropped. I think that's what the gaffer was raging about in there – he doesn't do draws.
"But we created enough chances to win the game. We weren't clinical enough and our final ball wasn't good enough at times."