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Coventry City have not made approach for Yeovil Town's Gary Johnson

By WGSweet  |  Posted: February 15, 2013

Yeovil Town boss Gary Johnson

Yeovil Town boss Gary Johnson

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Yeovil Town manager Gary Johnson has not been approached with regards to the Coventry City hotseat after being linked to the vacancy yesterday afternoon.

The Glovers' boss emerged as a speculative candidate for the Ricoh Arena job just hours after Mark Robins' departure for  npower Championship strugglers Huddersfield Town.

Johnson has guided Yeovil to within goal difference of League One's play-off spots and three points off the top two thanks to a club record-equalling run of seven consecutive wins.

However, the Western Gazette understands the Huish Park outfit have had no official approach from the Sky Blues - beaten 1-0 by Yeovil last Saturday - whilst Johnson himself confirmed there was no interest at present.

He said: "There hasn't been and that's all I can say. There definitely hasn't been any link. Anyone who does need to make any advances has to speak to the club, it won't be me. There hasn't been any contact."

Coventry moved quickly to cover for Robins' exit, appointing Lee Carsley as caretaker boss and stating they had started the recruitment process for a replacement for the former Manchester United striker.

The Glovers entertain Scunthorpe United on Saturday with Johnson believing a military mentality is behind their current climb.

"There is definitely a bond between this group and we have got a motto in the dressing room is that we have team-mates that you can rely on.

"That is what has happened. Everyone is putting in that 100 per cent so that their team-mates know that the bloke next to them is going to be there when he needs them.

"There is a camaraderie that I suppose is similar to going to war, although I have never been there.

"If you are going there you need to going there that you believe in the reason you are fighting for, you believe in the people that are giving the orders as that gives you a good fight as well and you also know that you are not going to get a bullet in the back from your team-mates.

"That is the best I can describe it as that seems to be how we are playing with that attitude of invincibility because we trust each other."

Keeper Marek Stech has become a father for the first time after partner Louise Franey gave birth to Lyla yesterday. Mother and child are reported to be doing well.

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