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8 February 2019 : Way Believes Talented Squad Will Need More Time To Gel
Yeovil Town manager Darren Way believes the current squad that he is working with is one of the most talented that he has worked with, but says that they will need time to gel, following the January Transfer Window. The Glovers brought in seven new players following the turn of the year, made up of four loan signings and three permanent signings that included Matt Worthington, Ryan Seager and Craig Alcock, who were all starting their second spells with the club.

So far, results have been decidedly mixed, with two victories and three defeats since the first of those new players arrived in the area. But Way believed his squad had suffered from higher turnover than their other league rivals and told BBC Somerset that he believed that the players he now had at his disposal were among the best, but he would need more time to manage them:

"It is, regarding the here and now. But getting that talent to gel straight away is probably going to be the key. When things were going really well, I asked people not to get too carried away, because it can change. We've been up against it, but if we're going to try to do everything we can to get this club to take off again, we're certainly going against the wind at the moment. Other clubs have probably not got to deal with the amount of turnover. We've got the youngest team - or I've played the youngest team in all top four divisions. That needs managing, and as I've said the objective is to stay in the Football League, and that's not changed for me in the last three years."

The last result was the 1-0 defeat against relegation rivals Cheltenham Town, with the Glovers playing 70 minutes with ten men, following the sending off of Tom James. Way said his one objective was to achieve 'survival' in the Football League, and claimed that the team he saw at Whaddon Road didn't deserve to lose the game

"They showed talent and they didn't deserve to lose the game. That's why I've got a huge belief in this squad, of the energy, the workrate, the commitment and the togetherness we've got and the trust in each other that we've got, that we'll complete this objective. Let's make no bones about it, for the last five years now, two of them have been relegations, and then three of them for me have been survival, and that doesn't change this year. Until we can get to a stage where we can push the club forward and get stability, and that's going to take time, and there's going to be a lot of people frustrated through that process."


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