Yeovil Town's opponents on Saturday, Bristol Rovers, will go into the game at Huish Park still believing that they can reach the League One play-offs. Rovers go into the match in 9th place and 11 points off 6th placed Colchester United with just 10 games remaining. They have not been in the top six since the start of December. They've barely moved from their current position since the turn of the year.
Despite all of this, and a midweek defeat at Exeter City, manager Paul Trollope still believes his side are capable of making a late charge for the play-offs, telling the Bristol Evening Post that this was still his target:
"We'll keep believing. There are ten games to go so there is a lot of points to play for. We will brush ourselves down and go to Yeovil on Saturday to try and produce a performance to win the game and take it from there."
Rovers lost at St James Park to a last minute goal from James Dunne, meaning they have not scored in their last two matches. What Trollope appears to be clinging onto is that when Bristol Rovers won promotion from League Two at the end of the 2006-07 season they did so by winning five of their final seven matches to sneak into the play-offs right at the death. Trollope cites that run when he talks about what his side need to do:
"Losing at Exeter has made it difficult now but we have to keep going. The game at Yeovil now is massive for us if we have any aspirations of making the play-offs. We showed what is possible three years ago. We know it is harder by the game and losing here has certainly not helped the cause. We'll keep pushing to try and find the performance that we feel the players are capable of."
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