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Gary Johnson working on January transfer window plan for Yeovil Town

By Western Daily Press  |  Posted: November 19, 2012

Yeovil Town boss Gary Johnson

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Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson will work out which of his players are willing to fight for the shirt before making squad changes in the January transfer window.

Not for the first time this season, the Glovers were made to pay for performing for just 45 minutes on Saturday.

Swindon romped to a 3-1 half-time lead before coming up against more stubborn – if uninventive – opposition after the break, only adding a fourth in injury-time.

Johnson said his management team now had to identify those who they believed could satisfy their desire to challenge for a play-off spot.

“We are at that stage where we need to know those that are going to give 100 per cent,” he said. “I think some of them think they are, but they are not quite.

“We have got to work out who is going to be there when we do turn it around. At the moment, we have got to wait until January to make our signings and big movements.

“At the moment, we have got to pick up this group and get them competitive.”

However, Johnson added that his budget could prove restrictive and said: “Of course it makes it more difficult. We all know players that have had 200-300 League games.

“That sort of experience you have to buy and we can’t do that, so we have to get the ones that you are tossing a coin a little bit and it’s heads or tails whether they make it or not.

“But that’s why sometimes it takes a season or so to get it right.”

Johnson also revealed that the Glovers trained yesterday in a bid to bounce back at Crawley tomorrow.

He said: “We have broken a few hearts, there were a few home truths said in there and that’s why we are in (on Sunday) because we have got to find out who is up for it and who is not for whatever reason.”

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