Yeovil Town manager Terry Skiverton says that he hopes that falling into the League One relegation zone will act as a wake-up call that will spur his players into action for the rest of the season. Following Brentford's 1-0 win over League One leaders Sheffield Wednesday on Sunday lunchtime, the Glovers slipped into 23rd place in the League One table, propped up only by Swindon Town.
Skiverton feels his side have been in too much of a 'comfort zone' so far and told BBC Somerset that looking at the League Table may bring home the reality that they will need to fight their way out of trouble sooner rather than later:
"We had a talk about that after the game. I said that I'd not been in the bottom four so far. It's better that it's early days, rather than later on in the season. It gives us the little kick up the backside that we needed. I think we're in a bit of a comfort zone at the moment. We'll be getting out of that and we'll be working hard and we'll be turning it around."
The Glovers were last in the League One relegation zone between March 17th and March 31st 2009, when two 1-0 wins over Swindon Town and Northampton Town clawed their way out of trouble at the tail end of the 2008-09 season. Those two wins broke a run of eight matches without a win that had seen the Glovers slide downwards at a crucial time of the season.
As Skiverton says, this time round they have far more time to turn things around, although with current form seeing them on a run of six matches without a win, and only two goals scored since the opening day of the season, with twelve conceded, that needs to come sooner rather than later.
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