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Yates: Superb Fighting Spirit

6 August 2013

Mark Yates proud of his players after their Capital One Cup victory over Crawley Town.

Cheltenham chief Mark Yates talking to the press following this evening's Capital One Cup victory:

"I didn't do anything, it's the group of players that need to be congratulated. After the first twenty minutes we were showing too much respect but after going a goal down we decided to be a little more aggressive and start doing what we talked about before the game. Once we did that we were excellent.

"Crawley are a good side with some good players and we had to dig in at times but we've had plenty of good chances ourselves. We showed courage and tremendous resilience.

"It's nice to see that fighting spirit within the camp. If we're going to be successful then you need to be together and resilient.

"I thought Byron (Harrison) was outstanding. He was shocking last week against Kidderminster and I told him so but Neil has done a lot of one to one work with him and he can take massive credit for that because he's got into his head. That's the player I signed and that's the player I knew I was signing but Byron needs to be like that week in and week out. I thought Terry (Gornell) was superb and he has been like that since walking into the building. I thought he was the best player on the pitch on Saturday and some of the stuff he does for us is real quality. I want them to play with a smile on their face and I haven't seen Byron do that for a while.

"We'll be asking for a big effort on Saturday because Chesterfield probably have one of the strongest squads in the division. It'll need a big effort from the payers and no doubt they'll give us that. It's a tough place to go and we'll need to be prepared."

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