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Yates: We Have Moved On

22 October 2012

Mark Yates is still disgruntled about costly decision making but is eager to move on.

Mark Yates speaking to the press ahead of tomorrow evening's npower League Two clash with Plymouth:

"I think we have been really hard done by, certainly with some of the decisions in the first half on Saturday. Bradford are a really good home side and they will take a lot off points of people this season. I thought for 48 minutes we stuck to our task manfully and didn't get decisions. If we went 2-0 up then it would have been a different game but we have had a few very clear-cut decisions go against us. There is a debate as to whether the lad that scored their first two goals should even have been on the park but we kept out dignity. We don't like losing but we accept that is part of the game - it could have been so different.

"I've been on the phone to Dave Allinson in the refereeing department and hopefully next week we will have a referee coming in because we want to be part of the scheme to try and improve things. We have volunteered our services and hopefilly it will give us an insight into some of their decisions and how they see things. Hopefully our luck will referees will change and we'll have things that go for us and not against us. I've shown you relevant clips this morning rather than me berating the referee. Jon (Palmer) was there, James (Brown) was there and it was baffling how we didn't get a second penalty at least. We'll move on quickly and we can be really pleased with how we have started this season.

"It's good to have Benno back. Keith Lowe has done well but Alan does come back into the reckoning tomorrow night.

"Come tomorrow night everyone will be ready for a tough game versus Plymouth. They have had a good start to the season and they will be full of confidence. They have been winning and will no doubt be a difficult team to beat.

"We should pretty much have a clean bill of health. We are checking on one or two ahead of training but everyone looks to be fine and we should have plenty of options.

"I'm a bit disappointed that a number of senior high profile black players in the Premier League haven't backed the Kick It Out campaign. Kick It Out do a really good job. I heard on the radio this morning that they have a budget of just under half a million pounds but they get the word across well. There is no place for racism in football and I don't see it particulary in our country. One or two managers have expressed their opinions but I think we should all be backing it. Everyone does a decent job but there's still plenty of work to do and we will be backing it once again at the weekend."

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