Interview : Joe Edwards : 18/04/2014
Joe Edwards Speaks To The BBC After The 0-0 Draw Against Blackburn
Joe Edwards
Joe Edwards
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Yeovil Town midfielder Joe Edwards spoke to local journalist Chris Spittles, in an interview for BBC Somerset, after his side had drawn 0-0 against Blackburn Rovers on Friday 18th April 2014.

CS: Joe, a lot of the players were flat out at the end there with the effort that you put in, but the manager has just said that he had to tell you to pick yourself up, and you're still in there fighting.

JE: Yes, the least we can do in every game is to give 100 percent, and you'd definitely say that we all did that today. We're not giving up yet, as you can tell by the performance. We're still fighting. We had a little talk on the pitch afterwards, and the gaffer was saying that in the middle of the season that would have been a great result, and we would have all been high-fiving. But because of the situation that we're in, it was tough. But we'll go again - we've still got three games left and if we put in that level of performance and effort in, then we know we can do it.

CS: No doubting the effort - was it just that little bit of quality in and around the penalty area that could have unlocked the door for you today?

JE: Yes, it probably was. In three-quarters of the pitch we were brilliant, and it was probably just in that last third, we just couldn't get that final ball or the final finish. But it wasn't for a lack of trying. They didn't really have many clear-cut chances, and anything they did we dealt with in there. There are some small margins in the Championship, and unfortunately we couldn't get one today.

CS: You've got to remember who you're playing - they've been previously promoted into the Premier League, they've got David Dunn on the bench, and Jordan Rhodes up front - this is Yeovil Town competing against one of the best sides around.

JE: I know and that's almost harder to take because you were competing in every game against these teams. Like you say they've got players like Rhodes and Dunn, but there's not an awful lot between the sides. In one way it's good that we're competing at this level, but everyone is disappointed because we're thinking why should we be where we are when we can put in performances like that. But like I've said, we're not giving up yet, and we're still trying.

CS: Huddersfield at home should be quite an atmosphere down at Huish Park. When you think back to Sheffield United in the play-offs, it would be great to create something similar to that, wouldn't it?

JE: Yes, that would be brilliant. Actually the fans have been with us the whole season and we can't fault them, both home and away. If we can create that sort of an atmosphere that we had for the Sheffield United game, that would be brilliant, and that would give the lads a boost. Hopefully we can put in a performance like that, and get the result this time on Monday.

CS: Here we are with three games left and you're still in there fighting. Some pundits thought you'd be down just after Christmas. But if you could win on Monday then there's every chance that you could take it through to the final game, and really make a push to stay up.

JE: Yes, that's what we're all fighting for. You've seen the effort here - nobody believes that we're down yet. So we'll give it that 110 percent in every game, and if we get that win on Monday then it gives us every chance. Then maybe a few teams that thought we were dead and buried will start looking back at us and getting a bit nervous and wonder what's going to happen. So I think that if we can get that win on Monday it would be massive for us. We can then push on from there and go into those next two games with confidence.

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