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Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson plans for summer squad changes

By WGSweet  |  Posted: April 11, 2014

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MANAGER Gary Johnson has suggested there will be a considerable turnover of players at Yeovil Town in the summer regardless of which division they compete in.

The Glovers entertain AFC Bournemouth tomorrow needing at least two wins to just climb out of the Sky Bet Championship relegation zone.

Just a handful of Johnson's first team squad remain under contract beyond May and the boss - who is keen for lessons learned this year not to go wasted - said changes could be afoot at Huish Park before the start of 2014-15.

"If as a club we get relegated then we better be strong in the division lower because we don't want to waste this year's experience," he said.

"We don't want to waste it if we stay in this division either and the boys will have learned a little more.

"There's going to be quite a turnaround anyway because of the nature of our season. We couldn't guarantee the lads three times more than what they are on at the moment to convince them to stay for two to three years.

"As Championship clubs there are a lot out there that can afford to give four, five or six times as much.

"People don't sign two-year contracts when they don't know what division they're going to be in. I don't think that's effected how they play as I think they're a genuine group, but it will make a difference whether they stay or not."

On the Glovers' survival hopes, Johnson said: "At this moment in time we have got 35 points in the Championship and we've got the opportunity to really try hard and get another 15.

"If we get another two or three wins that will see if we stay in this league. We are going to play three teams that feel they have for a chance of the play-offs."

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