JOHNSON HAS FAITH IN SKIVS TO SAVE YEOVIL
SACKED Yeovil Town boss Gary Johnson believes his temporary replacement Terry Skiverton is capable of keeping the team in League One.
Johnson was relieved of his duties on Tuesday with the Glovers, relegated from the Championship last term, at the foot of the table.
Former Chelsea trainee Skiverton, 39, spent more than a decade playing in green and white hoops and managed Yeovil before Johnson returned for his second stint in charge.
Skiverton has now been installed as interim manager and Johnson has passed on his blessing.
With coach Darren Way by Skiverton’s side, Johnson says Yeovil can buck the trend and stay afloat.
“The only people that could see it through would be Terry Skiverton and Darren Way,” he said.
“If they went, there would be no hope. If they stay, we’ll survive.
“But I was ready, able and willing to see this through. There was still time. We’d made a conscious decision that we were going to get out of this. The chairman knew I was willing to stay and see it through.”
And Skiverton agrees that he is up to the challenge.
“I have experience of being here and going to the second-last game to keep Yeovil safe,” he said.
“I know that me and the staff have the ability to do it.” DESPITE vowing to sign a whole new team following last weekend’s 4-1 home humiliation to Scunthorpe, Leyton Orient boss Fabio Liverani had to make do with just one new face on transfer deadline day.
Goalkeeper Alex Cisak, 25, has joined on loan from Burnley until March 9, though a deal has also been agreed to extend Ryan Hedges’ loan from Swansea until the end of the season.
“Against Scunthorpe, I saw a team without guts, heart, courage, without anything,” said Liverani. “From now on things are changing, there are no more days off during the week and we will have double training sessions.
“Achieving 50 points to stay up is a big challenge, but we can get out of this if we all stick together and try to get out of this situation.”
POSITIVE: Terry Skiverton