A few “home truths” were told in the Yeovil Town dressing room after the 4-1 defeat at Welling United, according to Glovers’ striker Alex Fisher.

The 33-year-old appeared as a 67th minute substitute in South London, playing his first competitive minutes since suffering a horrific double leg break back in April.

The National League South leaders took the lead through a stunning Jordan Young strike after 16 minutes before conceding an equaliser soon after and then being sunk by a hat-trick from former loanee Tristan Abrahams in 11 second half minutes.

Speaking to BBC Somerset’s Ian Randall after the match, Fisher said: “You got to give Welling credit for how they performed today and how they took the moments of importance so professionally, but I do think there’s an element that we allowed certain things to happen that we haven’t been doing for all season. It’s not just taking anything away from their achievement today, but there are some home truths that we’ve had in the changing rooms about keeping standards high and we’ve got to hit our next game with all that in mind.

Once they got their advantage, they felt like they played an extra man. Once you give a team confidence at any level,  that that can happen to you. I think the results haven’t been great in the last three games for us, but in the grand scheme of the season, if you if you take our winning run, that’s 31 points out of a possible 36.

By our standards, these have been a couple of poor results, but with the added context of those points we’ve had a very good spell and we know we need to get back on track.

The former Exeter City player has been an unused substitute in recent matches, but got a 23-minute outing at Park View Road playing alongside Glovers’ striker Rhys Murphy and Frank Nouble as Yeovil pushed for a way back in to the game.

He was only denied a consolation goal by a fine stop from Welling keeper Reice Cooper-Clark late in the second half.

Speaking of his return, Fisher said: “It’s been a long road to come back from the severity of injury I had, but very proud to get on the field today for not just a token two-minute cameo at the end but to get a substantial amount of the game. Granted the score wasn’t at all in our favour, but you’ve got nothing to lose so you could play the maybe a little bit more freedom than if you were sitting on a 1-0 advantage.

It’s hard to say how far I am away from a full 90 minutes because everyone else has been through a pre-season with ten or 15 minutes here and there, and then build up to 45 or 90 minutes. Given the nature of the operation I had I’ve been very mobile for pretty much my entire recovery and even with my frame on my leg I was able to do quite a lot of fitness and I am pretty much where I’d like to be for the stage I’m at. I would could only answer how well I’d get through 90 minutes perhaps after I’ve tried to complete it, but I certainly felt sharp today and I have no hang ups over my.

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