Yeovil Town's on loan winger/striker Jonathan Franks spoke to BBC Bristol reporter Andy Howard after the 2-2 against Leyton Orient on Saturday 21st April 2012.
AH: Jonathan, tell me about the mood in the dressing room.
JF: Yes, it's bouncing at the moment. Obviously at half time we felt as though we could have scored a couple of goals, but we went in at 1-0 down, and we knew that they were there for the taking. They were doing well, and obviously they took their chances and we had to get back in it.
AH: At 2-0 down, it did look an uphill task, didn't it?
JF: Yes, it did, but even still, we just said there that we felt that we were still in the game. We felt as though we could get some goals. We haven't played really well, but we felt as though there were goals within the team, and we obviously proved that and we got two goals back.
AH: Even though the last goal in the end didn't matter in terms of survival, I bet it matters in there, doesn't it?
JF: Yes, it does. Obviously nobody likes getting beaten. It would have been nice to have come away with three points. But at two goals down, I think you'd take a draw. It feels like a win really, having come back from two goals. But it's good that we've scored two goals in a game, because in the last couple of games we haven't scored, so it's nice to be scoring again.
AH: I don't want to harp back too much, but after the weekend you had last weekend (when the club lost 0-6 against Stevenage), what's this week been like?
JF: It's not been a very nice week. It's obviously a week we want to forget. We were in on the Sunday, running, and on Monday, running. We were in every day working hard as we always do, but obviously we were doing extra things. We needed to get it out of our system and look forward to this game - and we did. We did a lot of work on the game, and obviously we've come away with the draw.
AH: What did you think of your effort in the first half - was it touched onto the bar? Did it get a little touch?
JF: Yes, he pushed it onto the bar. I thought it might have crossed the line, so I was having a little laugh and a joke with the referee about it. I thought it was over the line. But no, it was a good save, and the keeper pulled off a couple of good saves in the first half to keep it at 0-0, and then obviously they went one goal up.
AH: When you've got a man like Andy Williams, you've always got a chance, I suppose.
JF: Yes, we have. He's been getting a bit of stick because he's not scored for a few weeks. But he's got back on the scoresheet now, and hopefully he can finish the season on a high and score another couple of goals.
AH: I know you haven't been here long, but does Yeovil feel quite homely to you?
JF: Yes, I've settled in quite nicely. They're a great bunch of lads, and obviously the people in the area are lovely as well. They're a good club and I've fitted in quite well. We'll see what next season brings.
AH: I was going to ask you about that. Do you know anything about next season yet?
JF: No, obviously first and foremost we needed to get survival out of the way and I think we've done that now. Now we can look forward to next season, but obviously we want to finish this season and get a couple of wins under our belts first, and finish on a positive, rather than a negative.
AH: Now I know you can't pin down where you're going to be, but what's this loan spell given you as a footballer?
JF: Well, it's given me a new lease of life, really. I haven't really played since Gordon Strachan was at Middlesbrough. I haven't really featured under (Tony) Mowbray. I've had a few injuries here and there which haven't helped. It's just nice to be back playing, and obviously I'm thankful to Yeovil for giving me a chance, and I'm feeling that the more that I'm playing, the more positive I'm getting. Obviously the last couple of games have been tough, but we got a good result today and hopefully we can push on.
AH: Would you come back?
JF: We'll see, yes - you never know!
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