BBC Radio Bristol's Phil Tottle talked to midfielder Paul Terry on August 23rd 2003; directly after the 2-0 defeat against Leyton Orient.
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BBC: Paul, obviously not the start you would have wanted, but perhaps it was just one of those days for Yeovil.
PT: Yes, we just didn't get going today. We started off very brightly in the first 10 minutes. We looked good and I thought we should have had a goal. But as things go, you miss one at one end and they go down the other end and put one away. It knocked us back a bit and we never really recovered.
BBC: It's been a fairly eventful week for you in joining Yeovil, but you know a fair bit about them from your days at Dagenham.
PT: Yes, they are a really good side and that's why I joined them. I think they are going to do well this season. We try and play good football. It wasn't evident today but we do play good football and hopefully we can put things right on Monday.
BBC: Did it take you much deciding to come to the West Country?
PT: No, not really. As I've said, they are a very good side and they are a side going places. It was a chance for me to play league football, so it wasn't really a hard decision in the end.
BBC: I think Gary Johnson has been hassling Garry Hill for some time for your signature.
PT: I don't know about that. It all seemed to come together for me about a week ago. Before that it was just talk, until a bid went in. Gary has taken a chance on me and hopefully I can pay him back and show the fans what I can do.
BBC: You had chances today, but I suppose games turn on chances. You had that one early on from Gavin Williams. Then just before the scored their second, Kevin Gall nearly scored one as well.
PT: Yes, as I said we started brightly in that first 10 minutes and had a couple of good chances. Games do swing on chances, we missed our one-on-one and they went straight down the other end and got their goal and that set them up for the rest of the game.
BBC: You came on for the last 20 minutes there. What are the Yeovil fans going to expect from you?
PT: I don't know what they expect from me. All I can do is to go out in training, work as hard as I can, then when the gaffer does give me my chance, to try and do something for the game. Unfortunately I couldn't do much today, but hopefully I'll get a chance soon and I can show what I can do.
BBC: Is your preferred position playing in the centre of midfield?
PT: Yes, I prefer playing in the centre of midfield but as with any good team, you'll play anywhere as long as you are playing.
BBC: And another game on Monday against Northampton where I'm sure the lads will be anxious to bounce back.
PT: Yes, that's it really. It's about putting things right now. It went horribly wrong for us today, so it's important that we work hard in training tomorrow and put things right on Monday.
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