Johnson urges Yeovil focus

Gary Johnson says his Yeovil team cannot afford to be tourists on Sunday if they want to be playing Championship football come August.

Last Updated: 16/05/13 at 21:23

Gary Johnson: Keeping Glovers focused

Gary Johnson: Keeping Glovers focused

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

Victory over Sheffield United left the Glovers 90 minutes away from promotion to the second tier just 10 years after they were promoted to the Football League for the first time.

And the former Bristol City boss knows his side need to focus on the match and not get caught up in the hype surrounding a final at the home of English football.

"What you can't do is go there as a tourist," he said. "You have to go there as a professional footballer that has a job to do. We'll do the touristy things on Friday when we go down there to acclimatise.

"I'll get them in their positions and help them get the surrounding subconsciously in their heads.

"But when you turn up on the Sunday you are in game mode and in the zone. You cant go taking pictures of your family in the stands and all those sorts of things, on the day you are there for a specific reason.

"That is what I've learned over the years and that is what we will be trying to do - to get them into that zone."

When they kick-off at Wembley it will have been 13 days since their play-off final second leg victory over the Blades but Johnson says that long gap has certainly not been a negative when it comes to preparing his side.

"You have to make sure you use the long 13 day gap," he said. "That wasn't too bad as we needed a couple of days to get over that (the semi-final win) and the boys needed a few days away from each other really to mentally and certainly physically relax.

"And that gave us enough time to give them a few days off and then have them back in game mode."

Bet £10 Get £30

Daily Offers And Promotions. Join Now & Bet £10 and Get a £30 Free Bet

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

G

reat article. Hits the nail on the head. Encapsulates why I don't read tabloid newspapers anymore. The only thing worse is the 'told you so first' headline when they get lucky.

ianonabeach
Time To Burst The ITK Bubble

F

amous. If that can be achieved whilst sitting in your pants and without any degree of hard work, all the better. I have no desire to be famous, but the rest of that line suits me just fine. Great article by the way, well worth the wait.

hunter sanchez
Time To Burst The ITK Bubble

T

here seems to be little focus on the performance of Besiktas. They played very well and stopped Arsenal from playing. Credit has to go to their manager. As much as Arsenal didn't play too well, we kept a clean sheet, but the home side made it very difficult.

Geddy76
Chambers' Poise Impresses Again

Footer 365

Transfer news: Marco Reus said to have turned down move to Manchester United

Atletico Madrid president Enrique Cerezo has told Onda Cero that Marco Reus rejected a move to Man Utd this summer.

Transfer News: Swansea complete deal for Napoli defender Federico Fernandez

Swansea City have signed defender Federico Fernandez from Napoli for an undisclosed fee.

FIFA committee rejects Barcelona's appeal against transfer ban

Barcelona will be unable to sign new players in the next two windows after a FIFA committee upheld their transfer ban.

Mail Box

Mailbox: Feeling Sorry For Poor TC23

If there's one loser in all the machinations at Man United, it's poor TC23. We have mercifully few mails on United, but lots on Arsenal and in particular Olivier Giroud...

Dear Brendan, Please Sign Di Maria

That's the request to Brendan Rodgers in the mailbox, and not just because it would annoy Man United fans. Plus, more thoughts on why Arsenal didn't want Cescy back...

© 2014 British Sky Broadcasting Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media property