Yeovil Town striker Steve MacLean says that the club have to face up to their current League position and start to turn things around. The Glovers go into their local derby against Exeter City this afternoon lying bottom of League One, despite an improved run of form that has seen them lose just one of their last four League matches, followed by last weekend's FA Cup win over Hereford United.
The Edinburgh-born player experienced a similar challenge with Plymouth Argyle last season, and he told BBC Somerset that it was important that the team didn't try to hide behind suggestions that they didn't deserve to be where they were, and hopes to grab all three points against Exeter today:
"The league table doesn't lie. We're there (at the bottom of the table). People would say it's maybe not on merit, but at the end of the day we're there and we need to turn it around. I think if we can string a couple of results together then we can get out of it, no problem. All local derbies are good to play in, and hopefully it will be a good atmosphere and an enjoyable game. We'll be looking to take the three points and we'll be looking to put one over them, and I'm sure that if we play well then we will."
Strike partner Andy Williams made his full comeback from a two month injury lay-off last weekend as he scored in the 3-0 FA Cup victory over the Bulls, and he hopes that can be used as a launchpad for the club's league form:
"We'd like to hope so. We've got an important game and a home game against Exeter, and it's important that we try to grind something out of that. It doesn't even have to be pretty; just to start us on a run. We did that last season, when we ground out a few results at the start of our run at the start of the new year and it just went on from there. If we can start this already, and a bit sooner than we did last season, who knows what might happen?"
Williams timed his comeback goal to arrive at the point when he visited his hometown club, scoring the middle goal in the FA Cup win against a side that he has had three spells with. He added that he hoped that would help him keep his place, but was aware that the number of strikers available to manager Terry Skiverton would be greatly increased for this afternoon's match:
"For me personally, I've been out for two months, it was just nice to get back on the pitch and get 90 minutes under my belt and do the best that I can. That's what I've done, and hopefully the gaffer will get a headache for the next match when we get a few of our loan players back to play in that game as well."
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