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Yates: Keep Working Hard

10 August 2013

Mark Yates believes his side were unlucky to concede a second against a dangerous Chesterfield side.

Robins chief Mark Yates speaking to the media following this afternoon's 2-0 defeat against Chesterfield:

"I thought until they scored we were doing pretty well. Chesterfield are a good side, we knew that. They were planning on making a change just before the goal and we were really starting to get in the game and then we get caught on the break.

"They scored two deflected goals. It just goes to show when you shoot, if you get a bit of luck it goes in the back of the net.

"I thought we looked better second half. I thought there was a bit more urgency about us.

"The game plan was to keep them quiet for 45 minutes, they had the majority of the possession but I didn't think they were going anywhere.We looked comfortable.

"We were doing our jobs, we didn't quite lock them in a corner and they get out and score. The first was a good goal but it was poor on our part.

"Second half, I thought we were the better team, I thought we looked like scoring and had a bit more urgency about us.

"They're always dangerous on the ball and on the break but I thought we were much better than them. I think we were a bit unlucky for them to get a second against us to be honest.

"We could easily have got a point from the game. Byron's had a great chance in the first half when he's dinked the keeper and the lads cleared it. We had a goal disallowed, a penalty shout, Byron's danced his way through and got a little bit unlucky but that's the way it is sometimes away from home.

"We've got to keep working hard and do what we do."

Terry Gornell was substituted seven minutes into the second half, after suffering an injury. Mark confirmed that;

"Terry tweaked his groin, I've got no idea how bad it is at this moment in time. We'll have to wait and see."

Yates introduced young winger Zack Kotwica into the game with 20 minutes remaining of the game.

"He plays with a freedom, he plays with a freshness. He's got energy, he beat their right back, three or four times in 10-15 minutes. He's a threat and he's going to get games for us. He's a good player. He needs to get games under his belt and we'll continue to do what we do with him."

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