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Yates: Plenty To Work On

4 August 2012

Mark Yates not happy with his team's performance and admits thee is plenty to work on

Mark Yates speaking after the 4-0 friendly defeat to Burnley:

"Today shows we have still plenty to do. You never want to get beaten convincingly but we were today. We started okay but it was too easy for them to score. I thought Zebroski did great and I thought Scotty (Brown) did too but I can't think of many else who played their way into the team next week. We are better than that.

"We probably won't come up against that quality this season but what if we do? If we had drawn Burnley in the cup then I wouldn't expect a performance like that or for us to roll over for them. I've just said to them all that my team is not selected yet and they have a week to stake a claim. They have worked really hard this week on the training ground but I expect us to be better than that.

"Chris Zebroski showed glimpses of what he is about in an average at best team performance. I think he will definitely be a good player for us. Shaun (Harrad) started well but he is down on a bit of game time and it has been a hectic few days for him. There are lots to work on and improve on.

"Patience has paid off in recruitment and I'm delighted both (Zebroski and Harrad) are here and they will only get better.

"I've been speaking to Manny Panther and his agent over the last few days. He is something different to what we already have and I want some more competition in the middle of the park so we'll see where we go. The loan signing is still possible but there is a slight delay. We'll have another look at Connor Roberts on Tuesday but he has done more than okay in training. Jordan Hibbert is happy staying with us but I need to see where I'm going to go. I'll do what is right for my team.

"We can learn a hell of a lot from the last three games we have had this week. We cant just beat ourselves up because the players know it wasn't good enough but we are working on that and towards next Saturday."

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