PLEASE STICK WITH US, URGES SMITH
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