The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP - By John Hunter

GARY John­son has sum­moned the spirit of last year’s League One play-off push to keep Yeovil in the Cham­pi­onship – start­ing to­day at Not­ting­ham For­est.

The trip to the City Ground is the Glovers’ fourth away game in a row, and sec­ond within a week to the East Mid­lands af­ter Tues­day’s de­mor­al­is­ing 3-2 de­feat at Derby, a game they led 2-0.

And John­son wants an im­me­di­ate re­sponse.

“We need last year’s endof-sea­son at­mos­phere, be­cause the re­main­ing games are as im­por­tant to this foot­ball club as the play­off semi-fi­nal and fi­nal last sea­son,” he said.

“Stay­ing in this league is vi­tal for this foot­ball club. It is vi­tal we stay here to gain another year’s ex­pe­ri­ence

PLEA: Gary John­son also to get the Foot­ball League money back into the club.”

Yeovil re­main bot­tom of the ta­ble but have four home games in a row af­ter this clash against their high­fly­ing hosts.

Leeds, Mill­wall, Wat­ford and Don­caster all travel to Huish Park in Fe­bru­ary and John­son – who will re­place For­est loa­nee Ish­mael Miller with James Hayter – is still be­liev­ing.

“The re­main­ing home games are ab­so­lutely cru­cial,” he added.“The ear­lier we can get the wins that we re­quire and get closer to the teams that are just out­side the rel­e­ga­tion zone the bet­ter.

“We have worked very hard over ten years to get here, now we need an un­be­liev­able foot­ball club ef­fort on and off the pitch for our re­main­ing home games.”

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