Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson has said that supporters and players should try not to look to hard at the Championship table when assessing the club's chances in tomorrow's league match against Bolton Wanderers. The Trotters have had an indifferent 2013-14 season, and currently lie in 17th place in the Championship table, having spent the early part of the campaign in the relegation zone.
Having only missed out on the play-offs by goal difference last season, Bolton's struggle came as something of a surprise, but with them now eight points clear of the relegation spots, the pressure is off them. Speaking to BBC Somerset, Johnson feels even their current position is a bit of a false one given the players they have on their books:
"It's definitely false - if you look at their players and look at the size of their squad, and the players that have been at the highest level for a long time. I just don't want people to look at the league table and think that we're coming up against a team where we're picking up an easy three points. That's not like that and I don't want my players to think like that. We've got to work very hard and we've got to do our job both in and out of possession, and if we do that then we have a chance of winning - if we don't then I don't want to see Bolton's best game."
It took Bolton until October to record their first victory, but their form since then would put them as a comfortable mid-table side, who have carved out a number of impressive recent results - three wins in their last five matches including a stunning 5-1 win over Leeds United at Elland Road. Gary pointed out that some of Bolton's recent results showed what they were capable of:
"I know they lost their last game (against Brighton and Hove Albion), but they beat Leeds 5-1 and they beat Watford 2-0, and they had another good result in there against Blackburn (which they won 4-0). So we can't just believe that we're going to turn up and win the game. We've got to be good in possession and we've got to be good out of possession. That's what I'm looking for too, because we look like we're learning. I did feel that the second half of the season would be better for us, and I still believe that."
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