Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson admits that he is surprised that his club had a stress-free time in the lead-up to tonight's closing of the Transfer Window. The deadline was reached tonight at 11.00p.m. with no players leaving the club on the day, and only one bit of minor business done with respect to the current playing squad.
With the Glovers in excellent form at present, having climbed up to 7th in the League One Table, on the back of four straight wins in the division, Gary was not in a hurry to bring in new blood today, preferring to stick with his current squad to move into the final three months of the 2012-13 season. However, he told BBC Somerset earlier today that he was a little surprised not to have had his phone ringing too much in the lead-up to the window closing:
"I'm sort of surprised, in a way, because I think that we have got some players who are worthy of the next level. Maybe it's a bit of consistency that people want to see. I think that the more we go through this season, and the greater the win ratio to losses gets, people are going to start wondering what it is down at Yeovil that we've got."
That now leaves Johnson with a clearly defined squad to work with over the remaining 18 matches of the season. He added that the club were pleased to not have to lose any of his key players during the month of January:
"I'm delighted - of course I am - and funnily enough as the Board of Directors are. They don't want to be losing their best players at this point. If you do then obviously it's got to be a very big figure that allows you to lose them."
The one relevant bit of Yeovil Town news today was the club's agreement to extend the current loan deal of Middlesbrough midfielder Matthew Dolan for a further month, keeping him at the club until the beginning of March.
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