Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson took his players in for a Sunday training session, after being unimpressed by their performance in their final pre-season friendly yesterday. The Glovers drew 2-2 at Huish Park against Exeter City but had to rely upon a late equaliser from Reuben Reid to save them from defeat against a side that were relegated to League Two at the end of last season.
That goal may have helped the Glovers end the nine game pre-season schedule unbeaten, but Johnson wasn't prepared to paper over what had been a significantly low par performance. He ordered his players in for additional training for today, and told the Sunday Independent that he wanted them to learn a lesson from that match:
"They have to know what will happen when it doesn't quite happen on the pitch. We want to see a team in our image and we haven't seen it yet. We certainly didn't see it (against Exeter City). The onus was on us to keep the ball longer and be a bit sharper, but it wasn't quite there."
Johnson added that with games against Colchester United in the League Cup, and a season opener against Coventry City it was important that the club got off to a good start. He warned his players that if they didn't show what they were capable of, that he would look to make changes to his squad early on:
"I just reminded them to make their minds up. If you want to be part of it, we need to see you in our image, otherwise your Huish Park careers might be very short. The lads now know how important Tuesday and Saturday is to this club and if they want to be part of it they need to liven up."
Tuesday's match against Colchester takes place at Huish Park, kick-off 7.45p.m. This is an 'all pay' match, and admission prices are available via the link below. Standard 2012-13 admission prices will apply to the weekend game against Coventry.
Link: Date And Ticketing For The Colchester Cup Match.
Link: 2012-13 Yeovil Town Huish Park Admission Prices.
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