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Yates: Need To Put It Right

22 August 2013

Mark Yates is aiming for his players to bounce back from a disappointing result starting with the weekend's match at Accrington.

Mark Yates speaking to the media ahead of this weekend's trip up North to Accrington Stanley's Crown Ground:

"Hopefully the boys turn up and perform better than they did last week. We started well for 20 minutes but once we conceded we were disappointing. We were in on Sunday and we have had a long week but we've been trying to improve. We knew we had to improve in all departments but we probably didn't expect the performance that we got last Saturday. They are professionals, good players and good people so they have worked hard and hopefully we'll be able to put it right.

"We've worked on everything this week. If we do concede or things don't go for us then you can't just crumble and accept things but we've shown that against Crawley. You have to make things happen for yourselves and good teams do that. We did it against Crawley but we didn't do it against Plymouth and that was disappointing. People made basic errors and you can't legislate for that somethings because if people are going to make that many basic errors then you will get beat. It doesn't happen too often and we were only beaten ten times last season, twice at home and they were the second and third game. We have a big run of unbeaten games at home so perhaps we were due it but hopefully it's out of the way in one hit and we can be better starting from Saturday.

"We've had a couple of funny results up at Accrington but a few good ones too. We've got to look after ourselves and not worry about them. We will know their strengths and we'll try to identify a weakness or two but we'll focus on ourselves and try to prove that last weekend was a one off.

"Signing Craig (Braham-Barrett) was good work from the board. I think he has shown his qualities already over the last four or five weeks and we just talked about securing him for longer in case of getting ourselves into a predicament in January if Macclesfield then changed their mind. It made sense.

"If Steven Gillespie is anywhere near last week and he's improved his fitness and sharpness then we could have a good player up there if he plays. He was our best player last week so we want more of the same from him and more of the boys reaching his level. Terry (Gornell) has a chance. He's trained most of the week so we'll see how he is today and we'll go from there. I think we missed Terry last week and when you've got him and Jamie Cureton out then you are missing two of your key players. That doesn't mean the rest can fold like we did last weekend though. Jamie Cureton is being a pain for Weso and I think he wants to be pencilled in for Bury in some way but ideally he'd like West Ham! He's doing well and he's looking fit and strong so hopefully we can see him on the training ground in the next week or so.

"It's early but we're disappointed with out start, quite pleased with some of the performances but obviously not with last Saturday."

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