Jordan Young admits the confidence of being at the heart of a Yeovil Town side on a nine-match winning run is doing wonders for his performance.

The forward scored his sixth of the season – unless it gets ruled to be an own goal – in the 2-0 home win over W*ymouth in front of a National League South record attendance of 6,289 on Tuesday night.

Young bent in a free-kick which he told BBC Somerset’s Sheridan Robins was “on target” but did appear to come off visiting defender Anthony Cheshire on his way in to the net and admitted his hard work in training was paying off.

The 24-year-old said: “It is something I work on in training and it’s really paying off. I can’t really explain what happened last year, it was obviously a difficult time for everyone and I’m a confidence player and as soon as the Gaffer gave me my place, I did the best I could and thankfully it is paying off.

The performance is great, but getting the three points is all that really matters. We want to keep building at the top of the table and keep going.”

Jordan Young and Jake Hyde were both on target in the 2-0 win over W*ymouth.
Picture courtesy of Mike Kunz.

Having gone ahead after just eight minutes, the Glovers had oportunities to go further ahead before the break, but allowed the visitors the opportunity to come back in to it after the break.

Young added: “It helps that we prepare right, start games fast and score early which is always good and it’s almost like we need to apply the pressure. We are creating chances and on another day we could have won 4-0.

First half we were really good and should have gone in a couple up and then in the second half at 1-0 it is always going to be difficult. They came out really good and it’s a derby so they are always going to be up for it, but luckily we stuck in there and got the goal at the end.

Yeovil now go in to Saturday’s home match with Braintree Town looking to make it ten wins in a row (11 including the Somerset Men’s Premier Cup) and Young admits the competition for places in the squad is driving up performance levels.

He added: “The buzz in the changing rooms is there and it feels like every game we go in to we could win it. With the Saturday and Tuesday schedule, it is massive that we have the players we do and we everyone coming on has made an impact now.

You can listen to whole interview here

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