Yeovil Town v Brentford: Glovers target win to sustain play-off push
Marek Stech believes the strength of his Yeovil Town side is holding the club in good stead as they continue their push for the play-offs.
The Glovers play fourth-placed Brentford at Huish Park today and will be hoping to extend a run of four straight league wins that has seen them rise to seventh in League One – just three points outside the top six.
Stech is also confident that Yeovil have what it takes to beat Brentford and sustain their play-off push.
The goalkeeper said: “We were nearly all new players at the start of the season, but we’ve been together for a few months now so we all know how to work together.
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“It’s great that every one of us wants to work and wants to get to the play-offs – it would be a great achievement.
“Our target is to beat Brentford and get another three points. It will be a hard game for us, but we beat them earlier in the season and it was a great result, so even though they’ve improved a lot since then, I think we can win the game.”
Stech also believes the stability the club is enjoying is very important, with Yeovil keeping nearly all of the squad during the transfer window.
Despite the Glovers defying pre-season expectations to push for the top six, the club has managed to keep hold of all of their star players, with fringe players Reuben Reid and Keanu Marsh-Brown the only players to leave during January.
“It helps us a lot. We’ve managed to keep all of our main players and that’s very important for us,” said Stech.
“We’ve had new players come in as well, which has helped all of us and that’s the important thing.”
The giant Czech was also full of praise for the effect Paddy Madden’s good form has had on the rest of the team.
The Irishman bagged both goals in the Glovers’ victory over MK Dons as the game went ahead in boggy conditions after heavy rain before the match almost caused it to be abandoned.
“He’s a brilliant lad and he’s done so well for us. He’s proved himself every Saturday and he’s scored the most goals for us, which is really good for the whole team,” he said.
“It was a great opportunity for us to play MK Dons in these conditions because they didn’t want to play in it.
“It was a great win for us, all of the lads are buzzing and we’re prepared and ready to win again on Saturday.”
Yeovil left-back Nathan Ralph missed Tuesday’s win with an ankle injury and will not be rushed back.
On-loan Everton left-back Jake Bidwell returns from suspension for Brentford.
Bees manager Uwe Rosler has no new injury worries and could otherwise stick with the team which held Chelsea to a 2-2 FA Cup draw.
Yeovil manager Gary Johnson hopes the positive approach will again pay off for his side. He said: “If MK Dons took their eye off the ball, then we had to make sure we were able to take advantage of that.
“We’ve got to do the same against Brentford. It can really help when your mindset is a positive one.”