Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson has praised the scouting work that first team coach Darren Way is doing since he has returned to Huish Park. Darren missed the first couple of weeks of Johnson's second coming due to illness, but has now slotted in as part of a four man coaching team, which also includes assistant manager Terry Skiverton, and coach Nathan Jones.
Johnson has revealed that Way has taken on much of the scouting of the opposition, collecting together a report prior to each game that will help the Glovers decide what tactics to employ on their opponents. On Tuesday night, Johnson switched from a conventional 4-4-2 to a 4-5-1 that saw Dominic Blizzard take up a holding midfield role, whilst Lawson D'Ath and Gavin Williams supported lone striker Andy Williams.
Part of that logic was to combat the nested 4-2-3-1 formation that Milton Keynes Dons were expected to select on the night, and Johnson told BBC Somerset that those changes to his side's tactics for the match came out of the report Darren produced on the opposition:
"He puts together a fantastic team assessment of the opposition. Any little thing that he sees, including penalties - it might be a shape, or it might be a certain pattern; it might be crosses, or it might be somebody ducking into a little hole every now and again. It doesn't shock us, because we've seen it and we've worked on it and we've looked at it. Darren Way needs a bit of credit there. Me and Terry (Skiverton) look at it and we study it, with Nathan (Jones), and between the four of us we put a plan together. At the moment the plans are working."
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