Date: 14th October 2014 at 6:52pm
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Chairman John Fry and manager Gary Johnson have said that Yeovil will bounce back from this unwanted run of form.

Starting with our chairman, Fry told the Official Site that people needed to stay calm following our recent run of results and preferably not get too carried away with the Port Vale scoreline.

‘Three defeats are not what we are a club want to see, but it hardly constitutes a crisis. In my opinion Gary Johnson, Terry Skiverton and Darren Way are without doubt amongst the best coaching and management team in this league. Gary has already stated that after ten games he will review where we are and he is reviewing his whole strategy from coaching methods, injuries and personnel right now. I firmly believe he will get the team back to winning ways very soon.’

Fry goes on to say that he knows Yeovil fans are no different from fans of other teams, ultimately they want to see their side winning games and playing good attractive football and for whatever reason that isn’t happening for us this season as of yet, but he also knows the best way through this latest challenge for the club is for everybody to be pulling in the same direction and supporting on the same page because confidence can be the only ingredient missing when it comes to results, and clearly at the moment we have players lacking some belief.

‘Confidence can reappear just as quickly with a good win against Swindon. What is needed now is patience to allow the manager and his coaching team to get that confidence back into the squad. It will come back, of that I am sure, but let’s try and all stick together and generate some positive atmosphere at Huish Park on Saturday.’

Speaking during his BBC appearance, Johnson said himself that it always hurts as a manager when fans are unhappy with you and the team aren’t doing as well as you think they should, but he wanted people to see the bigger at play here and ultimately, not let their hopes for a swift Championship return get in the way of their patience with what is a new group, starting from scratch again in many ways.

‘Of course it sort of hurts, but you know it’s part of the job. That happened the year we got promoted because we lost six on the trot and people were saying it then. But then we won eight on the trot and we ended up getting promoted. Hopefully those same people enjoyed their Wembley day, and that they’ve enjoyed the Championship and that they’ve enjoyed Yeovil’s promotions over the last ten years, along with the FA Trophy win.’

The gaffer goes on to say that he wants people to ‘give it a chance’ to come together again in the same way, but he knows people are frustrated and disappointed, especially following the weekend’s result but he wants people to remember the ‘bigger picture.’

‘The Championship was a fantastic experience for Yeovil Town, it was a magnificent achievement, and we’ll always have that as a memory, and also as a target. The fact that people enjoyed it so much maybe meant that they were hoping we’d get there again straight away. But it’s a new group and it’s still early, and you can only really assess it in January. We’re in the relegation zone, but we’re six points away from the play offs.’

There’s a lot of sense in what both have said there, and football can change quickly in terms of results when it clicks, but of course until it clicks people get frustrated and they air those frustrations just as they air their happiness when things are going for you.

Crisis, no not yet, it’s way too early for that in my humble, but we need to discover some consistency again in results and performances and even if that only begins with an unbeaten run and a couple of draws, with some clean sheets, that would be a start at lifting the atmosphere in the way Fry calls for.

One thing is for sure, we don’t want to be in this position come January.

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