Interview : Chris Weale : 10/03/2015
Chris Weale Speaks To The BBC Just Before Kick-Off Against Bristol City
Chris Weale
Chris Weale
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Yeovil Town goalkeeper Chris Weale spoke to BBC Somerset presenter Richard Hoskins on Tuesday 10th March 2015, just before kick-off against Bristol City

RH: Chris, first things first - how are you and when are you going to be fit?

CW: I'm probably about one or two weeks away (from being ready for selection). I've trained for about eight days in total now. It's just reacting in training a little bit, but I'm hopefully not long at all.

RH: It must be frustrating, because Artur got injured and they had to go into the loan market. You must be itching to get back onto the field and help the team get out of trouble.

CW: Yes, absolutely. It's just great to get the gloves on, first and foremost as I've been out for a while. It's just great to get the gloves on and feel the ball again, and hopefully it's not long.

RH: Tell me about Scott Loach. Obviously he's made a sound start here. What are his strengths in goal, would you say?

CW: He's a very good goalkeeper. Obviously he was drafted into the England squad earlier on in his career and did very well at Watford. He's just hit a bit of a stumbling block, as goalkeepers do, because there's only one position to play for. So I've been very impressed with Scott in training, and he was brilliant in his first game. So yes, I've been very impressed with Scott.

RH: What's the mood around the club? You're obviously bottom of the table, and you'd be forgiven for being down in the dumps, but Terry Skiverton is Mr Positive, isn't it? And it was such an important win on the Saturday.

CW: I've been very impressed with the manager - extremely impressed. He's very positive, very upbeat and very focussed and very driven. I think you can see that in our performances since he's taken over. We're trying to play attractive football, but obviously get results as well. So he's doing a very good job.

RH: And you are of course a former Bristol City goalkeeper. How do you reflect upon your time at Ashton Gate under Gary Johnson?

CW: We were very successful. Unfortunately I didn't play in as many games as I'd have liked, because Adriano Basso was playing in goal at the time and he was a very good goalkeeper and a fans favourite at Bristol City. So it was great to get to the play-off final, and we just missed out on getting into the Premier League.

RH: Games like tonight are very hard to call aren't they? It's top versus bottom, but it's a bit of a cup tie atmosphere about it.

CW: Yes, it's a great atmosphere and hopefully it will be a big gate tonight. We're coming off the back of a very good performance on Saturday, and hopefully the momentum is with us. But obviously we're coming up against a very good Bristol City side. The Bristol City team are full of goals so it could be an interesting game tonight.

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