Yeovil Town right-back Craig Alcock spoke to BBC Bristol reporter Richard Hoskin on Monday 30th November 2009 as part of the build-up to the Walsall game.
CA: I think it's important that we bounce back really. We obviously had a slight slip-up at Gillingham, but it's important that we come back tomorrow against Walsall and get the three points.
RH: I know your manager is anxious to eradicate the away form. With that in mind, is it a good thing or a bad thing that you've got a home game?
CA: I think it's just nice to have a game so quickly after last Tuesday. I think it is something we've got to improve on and we know that as a team, because obviously we don't want too much pressure put on our home form. But I think it's something that we'll get right eventually.
RH: Is it too hard to say why Yeovil are a different team at home than they are away?
CA: No, I don't know. But I think that obviously whilst we're at home, we've got the home fans behind us, and they do give us a lot of encouragement and stuff like that really. But it's obviously something that we need to address.
RH: At Huish Park, you must be confident against anyone at this moment in time. Your home form is very impressive isn't it?
CA: Yes, definitely and I think it's important that we continue that. We've got a lot of young players here at the moment mixed with a good blend of experience and I think it's just that everyone likes playing at home at the minute.
RH: With Walsall, I'm not sure that Yeovil have the best record against them in recent years, but are you confident of a good result?
CA: Definitely, although obviously I think they're a good side and they'll be well-organised. But hopefully we can play to our strengths and not worry about them too much. Obviously we recognise the threat that they can pose, but really we're just trying to concentrate on our own game.
RH: They had a game on Saturday, but you didn't. Do you think that could be to your advantage?
CA: Hopefully, and they've got a nice long trip coming down here. But no, they'll approach the game in the right way and we've obviously got to make sure that we do.
RH: You talked about Alex McCarthy last Tuesday. He's having such a good season. Would you go as far as to say that he's been the player of the season so far?
CA: I think that he's definitely up there to be fair. I think there's a few that could be up there at the minute. People like (Steven) Caulker and (Ryan) Mason. But I think there's a lot of players doing really well this year, and a few unsung heroes like Shaun MacDonald and JP (Kalala) a little bit. But everyone is putting in a shift and we don't get results without eleven players.
RH: There are obviously a few loan players at the club. How important is it that they stick around for the duration of the season?
CA: I think it's massive for us that we have got such good loan players, and they all play their part. But at the end of the day we've still got good contracted players here as well - people like (Stefan) Stam, (Terrell) Forbes, JP (Kalala), (Danny) Hutchins and other players like that who are all going to put a shift in and do their jobs as well.
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