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19 August 2014 : Johnson Looks To Loan Market For Squad Solutions
Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson has said that he is now turning to the loan market in the light of the club's poor start to the 2014-15 season. The Glovers have lost all three of their opening fixtures - their worst starting sequence for 30 years - and that has led to concerns about the quality of the squad and its ability to perform at League One level.

Johnson himself suggested after Saturday's match against Gillingham that he had some "dead wood" in his squad, showing the level of his concerns, and implying that he would be prepared to ship out unnamed individuals if he had to. Speaking to BBC Somerset, he explained to them that he was looking at a pair of loan players in particular to bring in, but that he was being patient and wanting to make sure that any incoming targets were better than his current set of players:

"We don't want to have to make a guess on somebody and find that somebody is not as good as what you've already got. So we've got a couple of targets that we're hoping to get, and we're just waiting on the clubs to release them. We're working hard with the group that we've got. We'll bring in as and when we really need it, but it's got to be the right people that improve you."

The Glovers boss said that it was important that his side gained points quickly to ensure that the team did not end up trying to chase other teams. However, he said that he would not go too overboard in terms of where his side stood at this early stage in the season:

"We won't over-react. We all know that we've got 44 games to go and a couple more cup competitions to come up. But if you haven't got points on the board then you're not in credit. So you've got to work very hard to get them on the board - then you are in credit. Then it makes it a little bit easier. We're chasing already, and we need to get points very quickly."

For tonight's match at the Bescot Stadium, Johnson is expected to be without Liam Davis (broken wrist) and Joel Grant (foot), whilst he will need to assess the fitness of midfielder James Berrett, who pulled out of Saturday's match at Gillingham with a thigh strain. Right-back Seth Nana Twumasi will not travel as he is serving the second game of a three match ban.


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