Yeovil Town striker Jordan Young believes injuries to key players have cost the club in their fight against relegation from the National League this season.

The frontman, who has missed a number of games through injury since joining from Chippenham Town in January, played 77 minutes in the 1-0 final day defeat at Boreham Wood yesterday, but failed to find the net meaning he is still looking for his first goal for the club.

Just a few of those missing in Hertfordshire were defender Morgan Williams, midfielders Jordan Stevens, Jordan Maguire-Drew and Lawson D’Ath and striker Alex Fisher, all players who you would have had in your starting XI.

Speaking to BBC Somerset’s Sheridan Robins after the game, he said: “After the (2-0 win at) Dagenham (at the end of January) I came in and I felt we were really in control and had a good squad, but injuries have played a massive part, we have missed some big players at some big times which is obviously not ideal.

Obviously the new boys have come in and people need time to get used to everyone, that is probably the problem we have had.

Yet again, the summary of the match was one of ‘a story of our season’, which Young summarised as: “We concede a bad goal which is probably a free-kick (for a foul on Scott Pollock in the build up) but we don’t mark in the box, concede and it’s a mountain to climb.

We just struggle creating chances, and it’s not for the want of trying, everyone showed today what they are capable of. It’s such a difficult one to take.

Having come up a division to arrive at Huish Park three months ago, the 23-year-old is now returning to National League South – including a trip to his old club ( “….Chip-pen-ham awaaaaaaaaaaaay…..”) – and believes there is enough in the Glovers’ squad to compete for a return next season – albeit with the usual caveats.

Young said: “I have come from that league and know what it is about and I think if we can sort things out, get a good squad together, stay full time, I think we will have no problems.

I don’t think we are miles away, you can see today we are a good team at times and we just have to start afresh, come in for pre-season ready to go and have a good season next year.

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