Ex-Bolton Wanderers star thinks Yeovil Town can challenge for…

Ex-Bolton Wanderers star thinks Yeovil Town can challenge for...

Saturday’s 1-0 victory over Newport County lifted Yeovil Town to 15th in Sky Bet League Two. It is a sign of just how close the division is that the Glovers are now only three points off the playoff places – and four from the relegation zone, just to be balanced. The man who played a key part in the winner against the Exiles – Tom Eaves, who’s 81st-minute shot cannoned off defender Dan Butler and into the back of the net – said after the game that the team can put a picture of Wembley Stadium up in the dressing room now. Eaves believes that the playoffs and a final appearance at the home of English football is a realistic prospect for a side that not too long ago were on the back of five successive league defeats and firmly in the relegation zone. Read more: FA Cup 2016-17 first round draw as it happened – Yeovil Town and Taunton Town both drawn at home. Is the striker, who signed from Bolton Wanderers over the summer, deluded or rightfully ambitious?Points needed History would suggest that to achieve seventh place in League Two then teams need an average of 71.6 points – worked out from the points total of seventh place from the past five years. Yeovil currently have 16 points, meaning they would need 1.7 points from each of their 33 remaining games to achieve this, or 19 victories to put it in simpler terms. While that mind sound achievable, that same principle applies to nearly every side in the division, with only five teams at the top and three at the bottom with more than a three-point gap from Darren Way’s men. Consistency, therefore, is key and under Way they have shown that when in 2015-16 they won nine of their final 22 matches . At that rate they would secure 71 points over the course of 46 games.Darren Way The Glovers manager himself has emphasised how he and his young squad at Huish Park need to be given time to build and that it would be a long-term project. Way has also said that mid-table is a realistic target for his team and after three years that have included two relegations and…

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