Yeovil Town striker Malachi Linton has said revealed his team-mates have been told to “walk out the door” if they aren’t up for the fight for National League survival.

The 22-year-old, who is the club’s joint top scorer albeit with just five goals this season, said he believes that everyone in the Glovers’ dressing room is up for the fight.

But, speaking ahead of Saturday’s trip to Solihull Moors, he admitted the players have “let down” the club’s supporters with their performances in recent weeks.

He told BBC Somerset’s Sheridan Robins: “It’s been pretty blunt – if you’re not up for the fight, you may as well walk out the door. We are all here, everyone still has to believe, it’s not done until it’s done and we have to keep fight, claw, do anything we can to get those wins.

It’s about having belief in each other and the thing we have lacked is cutting edge in the final third, myself included. If we had a bit more belief with shots and attacking crosses, we could have done a bit more and hopefully can do more in these next few games.

We are all in this together, we know what it means, so I am confident we are all up for the fight. Winning cures all so a win will push in the right direction and we can start looking upwards.

He also spoke of his frustration about the off-the-field noise’ that there has been at Huish Park – if you’ve been under a rock for the past few weeks, read the latest instalment – here.

He said: “There’s been a lot of noise throughout the year which is quite frustrating, but I am a player and I just have to focus on what I can do on the pitch and the team has stuck together and tried to be united. Whatever else goes on, goes on.

But, he was full of admiration for club captain (and his house-mate) Josh Staunton who has won praise for a series of stirring post-match interviews after recent losses.

Mal added: “Without Josh Staunton we would be in a much worse position. I live with Josh and he’s just a great bloke who I know will look after me.

“He goes out and does interviews on the toughest of days when nobody wants to talk, he has done that all season.

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1 year ago

Its good that he (Linton) is so motivated. Don’t be so up for the fight that you get sent off though… the club still needs its players.

1 year ago

I hope we hold on to this lad

1 year ago

Hold on to him? Why, for another 5 goals next season? We need to look forward not back (starting with scrapping the ‘loan watch’ section of this website). We need a new manager and new players. If that means waiting 5 years to get back to the National League, so be it. The past 3-4 seasons have been truly dreadful. Uninspiring football played by mediocre players led by clueless managers. We may not be the biggest club in non-league but there is no way we should be playing in the National League South. Everybody involved with the club should be ashamed of where they have taken us.

1 year ago

We’re gone and Cooper continues to have a laugh as there is currently no one steering the ship. With no news on who actually owns us I’m wondering if yet again, Yeovil fans are being conned in some way. Sick if it now and deactivared my Twitter account.