Date: 13th November 2015 at 4:56pm
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Manager Teddy Sheringham has said he’s looking for a positive result when we make the trip to Huish Park this weekend to face fellow relegation strugglers Yeovil Town.

Speaking to the Official Site having also drawn Yeovil away in the second round of the FA Cup, Sheringham says his only focus at the minute is on picking up more league points and seeking continual improvement in how we play.

‘Amazing isn`t it how it comes out the hat like that? We play them this week in the league and then a couple of weeks later we have got to go back down there again. We will certainly find out what we have got to compete with in the FA Cup but this is the one that is bigger for me – we need points.’

With Yeovil sitting five points off Stevenage in the table, Sheringham also said it was important that we grew that gap especially as they have shown signs of improvement themselves in recent weeks.

‘Struggling but I have seen them recently and they have definitely picked up. They won their FA Cup under problematic circumstances and beat Gillingham in the JPT on Tuesday night so they have got a new bit of vigour about them. I think they have looked very positive recently so it is a fixture we need to set about in the right tone or we won`t get anything out of the game. It is a six pointer. We don`t want them getting anywhere near us, that is the first thing. That was my first message to them at the start of the week and I`ll be banging that into them that we don`t want them getting any closer. At the same time we are going to try and win the game, it is no different to any other fixture that we have had but we have to be very cautious.’

Skipper Ronnie Henry was also interviewed ahead of the game, and for him he feels we have ‘set the bar’ for future performances following the Gillingham victory and now we have to build on that with more consistency in the league.

‘It was a good performance all round really against a good Gillingham side. I know that they weren`t at their best on the day but I think that was a lot to do with us. We know how important a run in the FA Cup is for the club and we are looking forward to the next round against Yeovil. It is a very winnable tie from our point of view but we have got a lot of work to do between now and then. Everybody saw a big improvement from us and I know it is a cliché but we need to start the season from Saturday really and kick-on now. As long as we can keep the standard we set at the weekend and show some consistency, we will be moving up the table for sure. We need to be hard on each other though which I think we were ahead of the game. We had a good meeting during the week and spoke to each other about a few things and we got it out of each other. I think it showed that if we work harder than the opposition, run harder than the opposition and battle for each other, we can play our football off the back of that.’

As for this trip to Yeovil more specifically, he went on to say that with the confidence in the camp the players know they can get a good result as long as we perform well once more.

‘It is a very big game on Saturday, they will be desperate to win as are we. We will go there to play our football but we will have to win the battle first and it won`t be easy. I know they got a good result last night in the JPT but I am confident. We will have a good couple of days training now and as long as we work hard for each other and back each other up on the pitch, we should get the three points we need to start moving in the right direction. There are a lot of points to be won and this Christmas period is important for any club that wants to go anywhere. I am not even looking at the play-offs or promotion or anything at the moment, just to try and build our way up the table as far as we can. If you can go on any kind of run in this league, you have got a chance but we need to be getting wins sooner rather than later.’

One other bit news is that 18 year old youngster Dipo Akinyemi has made the move out to Aldershot for a one month loan spell to aide his development.

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