Yeovil Town top scorer Phil Jevons says he is enjoying the challenge of acting as a stand-in captain for the Glovers whilst club captain Terry Skiverton recovers from a groin and double hernia operation. With Darren Way and Lee Johnson now having left Huish Park, Jevo has assumed an unofficial role as vice captain which he told BBC Radio Bristol he is happy to do.
"It's something that's new to me but I'm up for the challenge," Jevo explained. "I'm not going to change my game and I'm not going to go shouting and bawling people. I do all my talking on the pitch anyway. I just try and play my own game and hope that I get the respect from the players so they jump on the same bandwagon. I don't have to worry about that too much anyway because I know the sort of players they all are."
The Glovers take on Southend United at Huish Park tomorrow but Phil admitted that the majority of pundits did not expect the Essex side to be coming to Huish Park in February as league leaders: "At the start of the season it was very much a case of Bristol City and Nottingham Forest being the big hitters that were going to be up there. The likes of ourselves and Southend were supposed to struggle. But they've done really well. They are really good and strong at home and they are one of the best teams we've played against so far. They scored four goals against us in one half when we were away from home. The fact that they are top of the league goes to underline that they are very strong, so we are going to have to be up for it on Saturday and I'm sure we will."
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