The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE - By Ben Baker

THERE has not been much to shout about at Yeovil Town this sea­son but vice-cap­tain Nathan Smith has urged Glovers sup­port­ers not to lose their pa­tience.

Smith has been an ev­er­p­re­sent at Huish Park this sea­son as Paul Stur­rock’s side have es­tab­lished them­selves as early rel­e­ga­tion can­di­dates.

The full-back ad­mits the slow start to the cam­paign has taken him by sur­prise, but he be­lieves the pos­i­tive thing is that there is plenty of time and scope to turn things around.

“It has not been a good ex­pe­ri­ence but it is one I’ve had to learn from and grow as a per­son,” said the 28year-old.

“Ev­ery­one sticks to­gether and stays pos­i­tive.

“You all have your lit­tle frus­tra­tions from time to time be­cause ev­ery­one just wants to win.

“We are in this sit­u­a­tion and we need the fans to get be­hind us, but with the suc­cess this club has had in the past few sea­sons it is in­evitable that they are crav­ing that.”

And Smith ad­mits he has an im­por­tant role to play if Yeovil are to res­ur­rect their sea­son and start climb­ing away from the bot­tom two.

“When the gaffer first asked me to be vice-cap­tain, I took it on and I just have to take the pres­sure on my shoul­ders,” he added.

“I’m not re­ally a vo­cal per­son but I speak to peo­ple and they un­der­stand where I’m com­ing from.

“The man­age­ment have been very pos­i­tive. One of the things the man­ager has ad­dressed is that we need to start games like we are fin­ish­ing them, be­cause some­times if you don’t per­form well in the first half it can al­ready be over.

“The gaffer’s record speaks for it­self and he just says that we have got to stick with it.The boys are be­hind him as well.

“We all be­lieve in him and we just need to re­pay him and the fans.”

CON­FI­DENT: Nathan Smith

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