Yeovil Town captain Josh Staunton said the side’s performance in the 4-1 home defeat to National League leaders Notts County was evidence of their struggles this season.

The Glovers had golden opportunities to pull level for a second time through defenders Jamie Reckord and Edwin Agbaje having after fallen behind to a penalty from Reuben Rodrigues six minutes from time.

Speaking to BBC Somerset’s Sheridan Robins after the game, Staunton said: “Those chances are chances we should score and it has changed the game and (if we score) it switches the momentum again and we probably come away with at least a point but that is why we are where we are.

It is a testament for how far we have come, but it shows where we are shooting ourselves in the foot because we are capable of performances like that.

That is a reflection of a team which is in 19th place and we have to find it in ourselves to turn good performances in to results, because at the end of the season (good performances) do not mean a great deal.

The defeat sees Yeovil drop to 19th place in the table, three points off the division’s relegation places with relegation rivals Torquay United and Scunthorpe United both picking up important wins.

They travel to Maidenhead United, who sit two places and one point above them having played two more games, on Tuesday night and Staunton admits that game is more important in the context of the season.

He said: “The most important thing about today, which most people probably class as a free hit, is that we re-group for Tuesday.

That is where have to look seriously at targeting points, we had a lot of physical exertion today and Tuesday is a massive game for us, we need to start picking up points.

We can take some heart from today, but Tuesday is going to be a completely different challenge. We have to roll out sleeves up and make sure we are in the best physical condition to do that.

We owe it to each other, the club and the fans to make sure we are in the best condition. There is no reason why a group of young lads should not be able to play Saturday and then Tuesday.

We can all sit here and make excuses but that is not the character of the team and the squad, we try and take ownership and we try and look at ourselves because it is down to us and take responsibility.


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