YEOVIL Town captain Jamie McAllister has hailed the role played by the club’s physios in ensuring manager Gary Johnson has the largest squad possible to face Sheffield Wednesday.
The left back is one of a number of high profile Glovers requiring the services of Simon Baker and Mike Micciche at Huish Park this week.
Scot McAllister limped off during the second half of Saturday’s clash with Reading, a calf problem forcing his early substitution.
He joined Nottingham Forest loanee Ishmael Miller on the treatment tables, but both are fit to play the Owls in the Sky Bet Championship.
“It feels alright now, I got a kick and it stiffened up at half-time,” said McAllister. “I tried to run it off in the second half but it felt like it was going to pop, so thought it was best to come off before it tears or gets any worse.
“In the last couple of days I’ve been getting treatment off the physio and stuff and it feels good. I managed to train on Thursday and there were no problems, so it’s all good.
“After Saturday’s game we were very short of numbers. We played a reserve game on Tuesday and I think we only had, probably, four fit players. But now everybody’s fit and training so it’s all good. In the last couple of days the physio have been doing miracles.
“Hopefully there are not going to be too many changes on Saturday. After what happened last week it could have been a lot worse and so we’ve got a good group, a good bunch of lads and they’re all itching to play.
“The boys that haven’t been playing are itching to play and ready to go. We have a good squad and everyone’s looking forward to the game on Saturday.”
The Glovers could climb out of the relegation zone with victory against Wednesday, with McAllister citing the South Yorkshire outfit’s recent run as example of just how to get out of trouble.
He said: “It would keep our unbeaten run going which is important for us. It’s four unbeaten and with two home games coming up it’s a great chance for us to pick up some more points so we want to keep going.
“The boys are full of confidence at the minute and with two home games, with the fans right behind us, we’re pushing for those six points.
“The gaffer’s touched on it, saying if we win our game it’s up to us to take care of business first and then we could be out of the bottom three.
“It’ll be looking a lot better for us so it’s a big carrot for us, a big game and it’s a big three points to go and win.
“Sheffield Wednesday were struggling and have been on a great run since their last ten games or so and have been very good so they’ve picked up a lot of points and are almost out of it.
“Hopefully we’ll get the win on Saturday and maybe drag them in and we go closer to them. It’s a great game for us at this point and we’re more than confident we’re going to win.”