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Yates: Stick Together

22 November 2012

Robins chief wants his players to learn their lessons and bounce back to winnings ways this weekend.

Mark Yates speaking to the press ahead of this weekend's home match v. Barnet:

"We don't become a bad team overnight. We have had two really tough games against two really decent opponents and we probably couldn't have picked worse team to play on the Tuesday night after defeat to Rotherham. Chesterfield's position is a little false and they will be up there at the end of the season. There are plenty of positives here still.

"Plenty of teams have lost two on the spin in this division so far and there will be plenty more but we need to address it and we have been looking at that as a staff over the last few days. The players must also look at themselves and not get carried away about being 3rd in the table and they must realise why we are there and kick on. If you like we have three defeats in fourteen games but we're not stupid because the gap is so tight right beneath us. We must keep our focus and not get ahead of ourselves.

"There's not a great deal wrong but we must re-find our energy and drive that we know we have. I do not like the manner in which we lost and I don't like the goals we cocneded but we must learn from that quickly. It's Barnet at home on Saturday and they will not make it easy for us but we must put the defeats behind us. We are up in third on merit and it's important we get back to our normal selves.

"We're looking for loan signings right now but we have had a few knock backs this morning. We haven't got a great deal of money and that's not a criticism of anybody. We are trying to work on one or two things. The bottom line is that there isn't a lot wrong and we have just had two bad games. We won't be hitting nay panic buttons but we are looking for a loan that can help us until January. It must be something that will improve us. I trust my players and we have let ourselves down over the past few games but I expect them to put that right.

"Barnet have picked up and they are always a tough side to play. Over the years we haven't done particulary well against them but we havn't become a bad side overnight and we need to put that right on Saturday."

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