Anything less than promotion will be failure for Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson
Anything less than promotion from npower League One this season will be considered failure by Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson.
The Glovers’ boss is refusing to believe finishing as also-rans in the division is acceptable despite the club proving surprise top six contenders after battling relegation in recent seasons.
Johnson said he had built the Huish Park squad with reaching the Championship in mind and was not prepared to lessen his ambition having dropped to seventh on goal difference in midweek.
“I don’t want people telling me how well Yeovil have done for their situation,” he said. “I brought this group in to compete at this level and this is what we want to do.
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“I don’t want to be seventh and people go ‘that’s a good season, well done’. I haven’t come here to be unlucky. We have got that mentality as a management team and we need to make sure the lads know that.
“If we don’t get promoted we have failed. I genuinely think that and they have got to think that because I have brought them in to get promoted.”
The Glovers travel to Carlisle United on Saturday on the back of a disappointing 2-0 defeat to Swindon Town on Tuesday.
Although he was not confident of his team bouncing back at Brunton Park immediately after the final whistle in midweek, Johnson has targeted two quick victories to rebuild their promotion push.
He said: “We have only lost two in the last ten. I know we have only won one in the last six but we are still up there.
“The next couple of wins are going to be vital. We want to stay in line for automatic promotion. We have got two days to get right into the lads in preparation for these games so therefor I am going to need the lads that I trust and the ones that have been there before.”
And with snow forecast for Cumbria over the coming days, Johnson said he players will not be distracted by the potential of a late postponement.
“We have got to assume that the game’s going ahead,” he said. “We have had a couple of long trips that have been dodgy.
“There was doubt with Hartlepool and Oldham was off after we got there. We kept trying to do the right things, hopefully the only weather (sic) the players are worried about is whether they are picked or not.”