Yeovil Town manager Terry Skiverton has indicated that he decided to hold off with plans to bring in two new players prior to Saturday's home match against Brentford. With the Glovers having broken a duck of nine matches without a win in League One during the previous weekend's 1-0 win over Milton Keynes Dons, Skiverton told BBC Somerset that he decided to keep faith with the players that he had already brought in and to bide his time instead.
Skiverton has already stated that a new target man was on his January shopping list, but revealed that the other player he had his eye on was a midfielder. However, with his side keeping four consecutive clean sheets, the urgency to bring new blood in was somewhat reduced:
"There were two players that we could have got in. One was a midfielder and one was a striker. But I've got faith in what I've got as well. Andy Williams getting a goal whilst playing up top takes a bit of the pressure off the strikers. We've also got a centre-half scoring (in Paul Huntington). But keeping clean sheets is the major major factor in our turnaround. We were conceding, and then you've got to score two or three goals every week, or sometimes four goals or five goals when you're getting beaten by four. Those clean sheets have helped our goal difference and long may that continue."
Skiverton admitted that despite the turnaround on form, that he still needed to bring in extra bodies during January - having only named five or six substitutes during the past three matches. However, he pointed out that players like striker Craig Calver and winger Billy Gibson were starting to get a look-in, along with former Ipswich Town midfielder Ed Upson:
"We need to add to the squad - you're right. But I've got faith in everyone. As you can see, I brought on Craig Calver in the last game and Billy Gibson in this game. Those young lads are doing well. Ed Upson is ahead of schedule. I didn't expect him to be starting anywhere soon. He's one that we've got for the future. Luke Ayling was one for the future. Paul Huntington was supposed to be one for the future. But they're all playing and they're all mixing in. When you get in that changing room and you start turning things around, everyone wants to be a part of it."
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