Mark Little has warned his younger Yeovil Town team-mates against letting themselves down after having a good season.

Mark Little. Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

The 33-year-old said that players were now playing for their futures with five National League matches remaining and many understood to be without contracts beyond the end of this season.

He said: “It’s important to me to put in a good performance and for all of us to put in a good performance

“So the owner, the scout or the new manager, they will be watching the players and it would be a shame for lads who have played so well to be letting themselves down.”

He was speaking ahead of the visit of league leaders Stockport County to Huish Park for the weekend as they look to move another step closer to the Football League.

The former Bristol City and Bolton Wanderers player said he believed the team has been doing enough to win matches, but failed to capitalise on the pressure they put on relegation battlers Aldershot Town and local rivals W*ymouth over the Easter period.

Little added: “I think it’s down to experience. On Monday, I had a sense of urgency to go and get the goal but then seeing players around me who do not have that experience not having the urgency to do it.

“If I need to do something myself, I can go and do it but ushering other players to do it, it is difficult, and I do feel it is part of my job (as an experienced player) to do that.

“The two games we played over the Easter period, those two players are playing for their lives. Sorry, W*ymouth are gone [not quite, Mark, but well done for the sentiment!] but they are scrapping as it’s a derby and this weekend Stockport are up for promotion.

!It’s all about personal pride, pride in your performance, representing the club and the fans properly because they gave us unbelievable support on Easter Monday. It is about putting in a performance for them.

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