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23 July 2014 : Johnson Needing To Make Decisions On Club's Trialists
Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson has said that he will need to start making hard decisions on his lower key 'unnamed' trialists within the next few days. The Glovers boss has fielded four players - understood to be largely of French or French-speaking origin - over the last three friendlies, although one of those - named as Achille Campion - is expected to play for Ipswich Town on trial this week and was not present last night.

As for the other three, who have been playing as a right-winger, a left-winger and a central midfielder, Johnson has said that it's unfair to keep them waiting for a decision for much longer, and so will start to deliver a 'yes' or a 'no' once he has spoken to his management team for a second opinion, and then speaks to the relevant players. However, he admitted to BBC Somerset that the remaining trio had not been as effective against Bristol Rovers as they had been during Saturday's match against Reading:

"We'll talk to them first before we talk about them publicly. But it was a different test for them today as the game wasn't open, because obviously Bristol Rovers play with three in the middle and three at the back. So it was a different kind of game and they didn't quite do as much as they did against Reading, funnily enough. But I'll have a chat with my staff and we'll see which ones we're going to invite back again for the next game. But we haven't had that discussion yet."

One of the higher profile trialists has been former Nottingham Forest midfielder Simon Gillett, who played his second game for the club last night. With the 28 year old having had a short loan spell at the club seven years ago, and having turned out in opposition sides that have played against both Yeovil Town and sides managed by Gary Johnson over the years, the Glovers boss knows him well. Johnson explained that would be an easier decision to make compared with the lesser-known players on view:

"He (Gillett) has done well but we know him. We know what he's got and exactly how he can play and so we'll have a chat with him. But with the ones we don't know we obviously can't keep them here forever. We've got to make some form of decision based on what we've seen, not just in games but in training, and whether they can play an English League One game, as opposed to where they have been playing."

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