VIDEO: Boss refusing to lose sleep over Yeovil Town's start
Gary Johnson is yet to lose sleep over Yeovil Town’s start to the season, insisting his team will rediscover their shooting boots at “any minute”.
The Glovers head to win-less Sheffield Wednesday in the Sky Bet Championship on Saturday aiming to end a run of point-less and goal-less games stretching back to the opening day at Millwall.
They have just Ed Upson’s late winner in London to their name despite proving more than capable of holding their own in the second tier of English football.
But despite having lost their last five games on the spin, Johnson is refusing is be disheartened and said: “I’m sleeping alright, thanks.
“I’d be dead if I worried about every game coming up, the length of time I’ve been in the game.
“Of course you think about it all the time but you’re trying to make sure that your team is improving.
“I hope people have seen our improvement. You have seen us get into the Championship, you have seen we have been in every game bar 15-20 minutes against Derby.
“You lose sleep when you’re being beaten by big scored and you don’t know when your next point or performance is coming from.
“We have got a group that are very keen to perform at this level and so they will because they are determined to make it happen, and so are we.
“After 40 games if we are still in this position, we might lose some sleep then.”
Johnson said his attackers lack of form was no reason for concern, suggesting it would be foolish to heap the entire blame on their performances.
He said: “That happens sometimes at the start of the season, sometimes in the middle of season and sometimes at the end.
“Sometimes your striker loses a bit of form. Paddy Madden couldn’t get that goal he wanted and James Hayter couldn’t get the one he wanted.
“That will come and we can’t keep saying it’s all their fault because your centre halves can score goals with the amount of time they spend up there and midfielders are having their shots.
“It’s five or six games at the moment and there are plenty more to go so we mustn’t be sad about something that can change any minute. It doesn’t stop you working on scoring goals, making runs, moves and being lively.
“They aren’t down yet, we think we found our Championship legs, we’re working our way into the league quite well at the moment.
“The Reading game should’ve at least been a draw. We haven’t had official official confirmation but other officials saw the goal and didn’t believe it was a penalty.
“We can’t get that back, we won’t get a point, but it does show we are close to teams like Birmingham and Reading.
“To be fair, if you’re about Reading, with the money they have spent on players they have got, you are going to be alright.”
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