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Yeovil Town caretaker manager Neale Marmon sets sights on League Two survival

Neale Marmon is the temporary manager for the club after Darren Way was sacked earlier this week. Credit: ITV West Country

Yeovil's caretaker-manager Neale Marmon said taking the pressure off his young players will be the key to the Glovers avoiding relegation.

Marmon, who was previously first team coach, took over from sacked former boss Darren Way this week.

The former Colchester United defender is involved with the investment group led by Rob Couhig that's on the brink of taking over the club.

Darren Way was fired after a run of 10 defeats in 12 matches. Credit: ITV West Country

Marmon revealed he will remain with Yeovil next season as Sporting Director.

He said: "I'll definitely be here next season, I see my role moving to that of Sporting Director, backing up the new gaffer or new coach coming in and creating for him a stage which is very positive for playing football".

Yeovil will play Newport County at Huish Park tomorrow (Saturday 30 March).

The team have seven games left this season to save their Football League status. They're currently two points above the relegation zone.

Marmon said: "I think we need 11 to 12 points from our remaining games depending on what the other results are but we are not looking down, we are looking above us trying to catch Crawley if we can."

Yeovil need a minimum of three wins to reach the new manager's target, which prompted him to adopt a different approach to training this week.

Marmon told his players to concentrate on football and ignore any external influences in a bid to take some pressure off.

He said, "I've left all the politics out of it, supported the boys and tried to build them up. We've had fun exercises, played a lot of games and trained twice some days. The boys are loving it."