Yeovil Town v Crawley Town: Sam Foley a doubt for Glovers
Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson wants to secure a play-off spot by the end of the month to launch an assault on the top two in April.
Throughout the season, the Glovers’ boss has broken his team’s schedule into blocks of ten games and has left the last six as a potential opportunity to strive for automatic promotion.
The Huish Park outfit entertain Crawley Town tonight in npower League One, Swindon Town next week and return to home soil at the end of the month to face Walsall after visiting Carlisle United.
They are then faced with Notts County, Shrewsbury Town, Stevenage, Oldham Athletic, Crewe and Bury in what could potentially be the most important run-in of the club’s history.
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Johnson said: “We are not quite there in our fourth block of ten. Then I will worry about our last six games. In each ten we have been improving.
“After 40 we need to see where we are. If we have consolidated our place (in the top six) that’s where we need to be. With six games to go if you’re to give it a real go, that’s where you need to be – in the top six.”
The Glovers are likely to be without attacker Sam Foley for tonight’s clash with the Reds after he limped off against Hartlepool United on Saturday with a hip injury.
However, former Chelsea youngster Ben Gordon will be available having arrived as a free agent yesterday.
On Yeovil’s promotion push, Johnson added: “I did say I felt that something was starting to happen and that was six to seven games ago.
“I did feel we were on the verge of something, don’t miss it. Some have missed it but some are coming back and they won’t miss the end of season fun as we are right in there.
“We are right in there, competing with the top teams and we have got as good a chance as anyone else of reaching our ambition.”
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