Yeovil Town's on loan goalkeeper John Sullivan has admitted he has not enjoyed the unscheduled winter break, and is looking forward to getting back into action today against Colchester United. The Millwall keeper is on loan at Huish Park until January 3rd and is fully aware that the number of games he has left in South Somerset are running out.
Sullivan has got five games under his belt since returning from a shoulder injury sustained in September, and has so far clocked up 13 for the club. He admitted to BBC Somerset that knowing that his time was limited was especially frustrating for him:
"It's not been nice, especially for me, as my loan is up on January 3rd. When I came back from injury, I played in four or five games and was getting into a rhythm of games, even though the results have not gone how we would like them to. So to have a two and a half week break through the weather, has been poor for me really, especially with us getting all the way up to Hartlepool. But that's part of being a footballer and you just have to get on with it."
The Glovers are currently on a run of six league defeats in seven matches, and lie in 23rd place in the League One table - six points adrift of safety. Sullivan said that the players were realistic enough to know that the club was in a bad position:
"We all know the situation that we're in. We're not silly. We read the papers, and even the local papers and we see the league table and Sky Sports every day and it hurts. It hurts your pride. Any footballer does not want to be seen near the bottom of the league. We've really got to get some points over the next few games because the longer it goes on, we don't want to keep on looking up and up. But I still firmly believe that we'll get two or three wins on the bounce and then there's not much difference between that and midtable."
The 22 year old pointed out that although this afternoon's match at Colchester United was seen by many as a home banker, that the club's record against teams near the top of the table should give them some hope in going into the game at the Community Stadium:
"We've pushed teams like Charlton. Colchester are up there and Charlton are second or third in the league. I just personally think that maybe we are sometimes a bit naive in seeing games out, or when we are in a good position. We were 2-2 away at Charlton and that's where we need to learn more there just to see the game out and take a point - or where we're winning 1-0 like we did at Rushden and Diamonds, we all dug in together and you could see the real belief in the squad and we just need to get that back."
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