Interview : Paul Terry : 22/01/2005
Paul Terry after he scored in the 2-1 win over Cambridge United
Paul Terry
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Right-back and midfielder Paul Terry spoke to the press after Yeovil had beaten Cambridge United 2-1 on January 22nd 2005.

Qu: It was a hard fought win today, in testing conditions and you had to battle for all three points.

PT: We have to battle for every three points at the moment, we are top of the league and everyone is going to raise their game to try and beat us and Cambridge were no different. They are fighting for their life at the bottom of the table. We knew that it would be a tough game and the conditions didnt help us much but thankfully we got the three points in the end.

Qu: So often with Yeovil the first half performance is improved on in the second half but it seemed to be the other way round today.

PT: We had a lot of chances in the first half but we just didnt take them. We knew that we must keep being patient and doing what we were doing and we knew that we would get our rewards as long as we worked as hard as we did in the first half. We got the two goals we needed to win in the end. They did get back into the game when they got their equaliser but we have got strong belief in ourselves. We will never give up and we will fight to the end and that is what we proved today.

Qu: John Ruddy in the Cambridge goal made some cracking saves in the first half and one from yourself especially.

PT: I thought it was going in and I was ready to celebrate. He is a big lad and got his hands to it and pulled off a great save but that summed up the first half really as we were creating a lot of chances.

Qu: The opening goal early in the second half was slightly scrappy considering the chances you were creating in the first half.

PT: I dont think the keeper could have done much about it! We have been working on the crosses and I have been coming off the keeper a little bit and the gaffer said I would get my rewards soon. Luckily today Scotty Guyett got a great header and I had to help it in really and thankfully it ended up in the back of the net. It is nice that we got the three points and it doesnt matter who scored. The important thing is that we continue getting the three points and thats what is going to keep you at the top of the league.

Qu: Yemi came on and his pace made a big difference and it won you the penalty.

PT: It was a great run and he managed to get a touch before the keeper got to him and the keeper brought him down. But as you say his pace was a great asset to us today and I think it did frighten their back four. We had a little blip last week and it was important that we put that right today which we have. Now we can look forward to Tuesday and hopefully get another three points.

Qu: What were the players reactions to the manager's decision to stay at Huish Park?

PT: It just shows how much he wants to be here and how much he wants to take the group of players on. It is a big job, Coventry, and for him to rule himself out of the running which he did, just shows that he is committed to us. We have to show him that we are committed to him and I think we showed to him today that we are committed to the course as well.

Qu: And you are now level on goals with your brother (John Terry).

PT: Yes, I thought he didnt have very many goals left in him and I think he has peaked too early!

[Transcript by George Murray.]

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