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League One

We deserve to be leaders - Johnson

26 August 2012

Gary Johnson is delighted to see his Yeovil side topping the League One table - despite the fledgling season having not yet entered September.

The Glovers romped to a second successive away win with a comprehensive 4-0 victory at Scunthorpe which leaves them with seven points from the opening three games of the season.

"Scunthorpe won't be pleased with the way they have played, I'm sure," Johnson said.

"When they got through us, they found they had our keeper Marek (Stech) to contend with. When we got through, we got through.

"From our point of view it was a good game. We played some good football in the final third and managed to get in behind Scunthorpe quite a few times.

"It's nice to be up there at the top of the table, even if we are now there to be shot at. Obviously it would be better to be up there leading after 45 games but I would rather be up there now than having to do the chasing.

"The lads have worked hard and deserve their little bit of notoriety, up there as leaders."

Scunthorpe boss Alan Knill pulled no punches about his team's heavy defeat, which, in contrast, leaves them rooted to the bottom of the table with three defeats to their name.

"We badly need a win," he confessed. "What we produced was not acceptable and I understand the feelings of the supporters after another home defeat.

"But the only people who can change things round are us ourselves. And the only way we can do that is by getting back out on the training ground and working even harder."

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