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Yates: Full Focus

13 September 2012

Mark Yates wants full focus and a result to match this weekend.

Mark Yates speaking to the media ahead of this weekend's home clash with Southend United:

"We had a blip against Accrington and we were disappointed but we responded well last week. I said it was two points dropped and I still stand by that but it was an own goal, searing temperatures and the lads put in a big effort. We could have easily won the game but we didn't and now it's up to us to get back home and show our supporters what we're really about.

"They need to be more clinical and we can ask more all the time but as long as they go out there with the same willingness to work then we will be fine. We had a reserve game on Monday and a few of the lads did well in that. It's good to have a full squad to pick from and come next week it could be better with Benno being back in and around. It was a lot better last week and I can't see too many changes this weekend. You take games one at a time and our build-up is Southend, Southend, Southend. We have a tough game on Tuesday against Oxford but we are solely focused on getting a good result against Southend.

"Alan Bennett should be back on the training ground with Ian Weston today and tomorrow but it'll come far too early for Saturday. We might try and get him involved with the youth team fixture on Saturday because we need to give him as much game time as we can.

"Paul Sturrock has a fantastic record as a manager and he always gets teams in and around or promoted. They, like ourselves, will feel like they still have business to do in this league because we both nearly got out of it. They've come good after a sticky start and we know they are a strong side. Of course it will be a big test but they all are. It doesn't matter whether it's someone you're supposed to roll over or someone who is contending. If you take anyone lightly then you get beaten and we don't want that to happen on Saturday. Our win over them at home last season was probably one of our best performances and we were excellent. We went down there when we were in a tricky spell and things didn't quite go for us and Sido was sent off after ten minutes but that was last year and we are now looking forward ot building upon the Wycombe performance and training this week."

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