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"Business as usual at Huish Park"

The chairman of Yeovil Town has dismissed speculation over Gary Johnson's future at the club Credit: ITV News

Any speculation surrounding the future of Gary Johnson at Yeovil Town has been dismissed by the club chairman, John Fry.

It followed concerns after the manager turned up late to the Portsmouth match and delegated his duties to his assistant, following his disappointment after the transfer deadline.

Gary Johnson has since told ITV News West Country that he remains committed to the club.

Today he met the chairman on his return from holiday and they have agreed that "communication problems'" were behind any perceived difficulties he had on Transfer Deadline Day last Monday, 1 September.

It was merely a question of the right people not being able to talk to each other. Gary and I have discussed things this morning and it is business as usual at Huish Park.

Gary has left with the team for Bradford fully focused on the job in hand determined to get three points at Valley Parade.

– John Fry, Yeovil Town Chairman
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Gary Johnson speaks to ITV about his future at Yeovil

Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson insists he remains committed to the club after speaking publicly for the first time since doubts were raised over his future.

Johnson admits he was unhappy with the Glovers' board of directors after they failed to finance three transfers earlier this week but was back at the training ground today (Thursday 4 September).

Here is his full interview with our Sports Reporter. Chris Spittles reports.


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Uncertain future for Yeovil Town manager

Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson Credit: Gareth Fuller/EMPICS Sport

There has been speculation surrounding the future of Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson after he turned up late to last night's game.

This morning he has issued the following statement.

I'm having a quiet reflective period after a hectic transfer deadline evening. The Chairman is currently on holiday and I am waiting for him to return to speak to him about how to proceed.

– Gary Johnson, manager, Yeovil Town
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Johnson: "Maybe we can come back stronger"

Yeovil Town is facing relegation after defeat to Huddersfield at Huish Park on Easter Monday. The winning goal was scored in stoppage time, leaving the Glovers six points from safety in the Championship.

Our reporter Chris Spittles talked to Manager Gary Johnson after the match about the prospect of relegation. He said that maybe Yeovil can come back stronger next time.

Tonight's football results

Yeovil Town aren't having much luck in their battle against relegation from the Championship.

They went down 3-2 at fellow strugglers Charlton tonight. Joel Grant and Kieffer Moore both scored for the Glovers.

In League Two though, Plymouth Argyle are just two points away from the play-offs after their win at Newport County tonight.

They won 2-1, with Tyler Harvey and Captain Conor Hourihane both scoring for Argyle.

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Dawson brothers head-to-head in key Yeovil match

Yeovil's battle to stay in the Championship looks like it will go right down to the wire.

Gary Johnson's team conceded late equalisers in their last two games which cost them valuable wins.

On Saturday they play Barnsley, the club immediately below the Glovers in the relegation zone: a must-win match.

And it is an extra special occasion for midfielder Kevin Dawson, who will be playing against his brother.


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Dawson brothers go head-to-head in 'six pointer'

Yeovil Town play Barnsley in a Championship relegation zone "six pointer" on Saturday.

The result could be decisive for both teams, but it's also an extra special occasion for Yeovil midfielder, Kevin Dawson.

The 23-year-old from Dublin will be lining up against his older brother, Stephen, for the very first time.

15 family members are flying over from Ireland to watch the brothers do battle and Dawson junior admits that his parents "won't know which way to look".

Kevin confesses that they're both "massive mummy's boys" but that his elder sibling enjoys listening to Girls Aloud.

Tonight's football: Yeovil draw 3-3 against Wigan

Yeovil Town have drawn 3-3 in an action-packed match at high-flying Wigan.

The home side were denied a ninth straight win after Luke Ayling's injury time equaliser. The Glovers had been winning 2-1 after two goals in two minutes from Ishmael Miller.

Yeovil goalkeeper Marek Stech also saved a first half penalty from Jordi Gomez after a foul on Powell in the box.

There were important wins for our League Two sides. Reuben Reid scored twice as Plymouth Argyle beat league leaders Chesterfield 2-1 to move into the play-off places.

And Ashley Yeoman's last minute goal helped Torquay to a 2-1 win over Bury. The Gulls are now five points from safety at the foot of League Two.

Who will be Yeovil Town's winning girl band ?

The recent auditions at Huish Park Credit: ITV News West Country

Yeovil Town football club is due to unveil its very own girl band later. X factor-style auditions for four singers and dancers took place in December, with manager Gary Johnson and his wife on the panel.

The final line-up will be revealed this afternoon. The group will perform at the Glovers' home and away matches and may even record a charity single.

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