Yeovil Town manager Terry Skiverton has said that he is taking a relaxed approach to his players at present, and believes that is working dividends. The Yeovil boss spoke in his post-match interview about his side playing without pressure and how he was willing to tolerate mistakes.
Speaking to the Western Morning News, Skiverton said he felt that around the time of Yeovil's Johnstone's Paint Trophy clash with AFC Bournemouth that he had been too harsh on his players and that as a result of that they were not playing with enough freedom. He told the paper that by giving them full responsibility for their actions rather than dictating to them, that some had come out of their shells a bit more:
"I think before the Bournemouth game I was putting too much pressure on them, I know that. I was in people's faces and I was frustrated myself. I had to go away and think about being a bit more methodical in my approach to get the best out of individuals. I realised that me shouting at them wouldn't get the best out of them, so I've gone the other way and let them take responsibility for themselves. I've let them go out there and play with freedom and they've taken that on board. Sometimes it's either the stick or the carrot and with us it's definitely the carrot at the moment."
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