Sheridan's team need to see off Yeovil

Last updated : 30 March 2007 By The Chairman
John Sheridan realises that his team need to see off Yeovil on Saturday to redress that balance, after two disappointing games in London where they should have taken home more that two points.

He said, "I've said before the draws are not good enough at this stage of the season. We should have taken three points from the Orient game after dominating the second half, and our showing against Brentford was disappointing. We're in with a great chance of getting in the play-offs, so now we need to raise our game and treat every match like a cup final. The game against Yeovil on Saturday is massive, and I've told the lads that I will not accept another performance like the one at Brentford. If we can get six points from our next two games, we'll be in a great position as a lot of the top teams still have to play each other. However, we'll be concentrating on what we're doing as opposed to anyone else."

"It will certainly be a tough game, as Yeovil are a good side who've proved that by being in and around the top six for much of the year. They like to play a passing game, but I believe we can get three points and it would do us the world of good psychologically to get one over on, and climb above, a team who are also challenging for the play-offs. In fact, I'd rather be playing a top side as we seem to perform better, whereas we haven't been good enough against struggling teams. I certainly won't be accepting another performance like the one we produced last week."

Sheridan went on to explain that his team need another three wins to book their place in the League One play-offs. They still have seven games remaining and after Yeovil they entertain Huddersfield Town in another crucial match.

Shez said, "These next two home games are massive. Everyone is playing each other, and if we can get three points apiece from the games against Yeovil and Huddersfield then everything should take care of itself. I've said to the lads, 'why not have a day out of Wembley?' but in order to get there we can't afford to take our foot off the pedal. We need to win three more games."

I had hoped that the manager would have been more positive and aimed for another seven wins from their last games. Automatic promotion is still a possibility and he should be drumming that message home to the players instead of aiming for a play-off spot. Nothing in football is impossible until it is mathematically impossible!