Captain Josh Staunton hopes that an upturn in results will allow his Yeovil Town team-mates to turn in performances they are capable of.

The Glovers made it four games unbeaten with a Matt Worthington penalty the difference against FC Halifax Town at Huish Park today and recorded back-to-back home wins for the first time since March.

Staunton was paired alongside loanee Jamie Andrews in midfield again and the skipper believes the back line is not missing his presence.

Speaking to BBC Somerset’s Sheridan Robins after the win, he said: “It’s nice to know the boys behind you are doing a good job and every time that ball goes up in the air, they are sweeping it up nicely.

There is a bit of chemistry going on back there, people are making relationships. Bevs (Owen Bevan) has been outstanding in the last few games, Hunty (Max Hunt) has come in and done very well, same with Morgs (Morgan Williams).

It’s a different challenge going in to midfield and I am probably still not quite where I would like to be performance-wise in midfield, but the most important thing is the team.

Hopefully as we get a few results, confidence will build and the pressure will relieve off us and we can start playing the way the manager wants us to play and how the group of players is more than capable of playing.

The win means there is now a five point gap between Yeovil and the National League relegation places where their next two opponents at Huish Park – Scunthorpe United and Gary Johnson’s Torquay United – are currently located.

Staunton admitted the spirit between the players had been what had kept the dressing room together during a difficult start to the season culminating in the sacking of Chris Hargreaves.

He said: “It’s a very tight group because we had some tough periods this season, some real lows and it would have been easy to turn on each other and point fingers.

Credit to the dressing room, no-one has done that and the Gaffer (Mark Cooper) has come in and stablised us and given us a bit of confidence which was missing.

There’s definitely no question of the commitment we have for each other and when you are up against it as we have been, it comes to the forefront and it will earn you a fair few points come the end of the season.”


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