Yeovil manager Gary Johnson played down links with the managerial vacancy at Bournemouth as he saw his side return to winning ways with a 3-1 victory over Colchester.

A brace by debutant striker Paddy Madden and a James Hayter strike handed the Somerset side a deserved win - ending a barren run of six straight defeats in League One.

Johnson poured cold water on reports that he is among the front-runners for the Cherries job - insisting he remains "100 per cent focused" on Yeovil Town.

He said: "It's nothing to do with me - I've not asked and have not had any contact from Bournemouth. This is the focus and we need to get Yeovil competing at this level. My job is here and I'm loving it.

"It was nice to get the result and the performance, and we had to be a little bit patient early on.

"I was proud of the players and they all worked their socks off. We worked very hard after the Portsmouth game - we have been in all day everyday since, and the boys still showed they had the legs in the final minutes. I can sleep well because we've worked very hard as a team and a management team."

Johnson also reserved praise for striker Madden, who finalised a one-month loan move from Carlisle United on Thursday. He said: "I was really pleased with Paddy - it was a super debut. He gave us that option as an infectious runner, and he's a good acquisition. While he's here we will use him."

Colchester manager Joe Dunne had "no complaints" after suffering a first defeat since replacing John Ward.

He said: "Yeovil put us under a lot of pressure. I thought we controlled possession in the first half, and if you look at the goals we conceded they are individual mistakes which you can't legislate for.

"I want us to play a certain way and I thought we showed progression in the first half. If we make mistakes we're going to get punished, but I want us to still be brave and learn from it. I have no real complaints about losing - the only complaint I have is that I don't like it. If you're going to lose then you want to lose a certain way."