Yeovil Town host Macclesfield Town at Huish Park on Saturday in what is a classic relegation six-pointer.
In twenty-second place, four points above the dropzone, the Glovers return to home soil after suffering two defeats on the road at league leaders Lincoln and fellow strugglers Port Vale.
Macclesfield head to Somerset bottom of the league and without a win in their last seven league matches.
Speaking on the club’s official website, on-loan Chelsea defender Josh Grant was in determined mood ahead of the fixture, insisting Darren Way’s side were only focussing on themselves ahead of the vital encounter. He said. ‘The focus is on us and no one else.’
‘Yes we’ve had two bad results that we’re not happy with, but that’s football, and we move on quickly.’
The twenty-year-old also felt it was that time of the season when results were more important than performances. Grant added. ‘We just have to go out and implement what we have to do and try and play well. If we don’t play well, as long as we get a result, we’ll be happy.’
Grant, who has been with Chelsea since the age of eight and has captained many of their youth sides, also revealed he was relishing the challenge of first-team football at the bottom end of the EFL. He said. ‘As a young player, when you’re playing in the academy you want to get that first-team football where you’re playing against men, playing in games that matter and have three points on the line every game.’
‘It’s a great challenge coming here to help keep Yeovil up, but the sole focus is on the team.’
After winning their last two at Huish Park, Yeovil will be hoping for three points to ease their relegation worries against a Macclesfield team who will be searching for their first away win since they beat Grimsby 2-0 on 12th January.
Yeovil’s recent good home form should carry them to victory, easing their worries and putting Macclesfield deeper in trouble.
Grant deserves credit for speaking so positively about leaving the comfort of the Chelsea academy and heading to Somerset to further his football education.
He has made five appearances for the Glovers since he joined in January, including a standout display in a vital win against Nott County on his home debut.
These are the sort of minutes on the pitch he would not have got if he had stayed in West London and could be vital in his progression.
He will head back to Chelsea in the summer a better and wiser player for his experiences with the Glovers.