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Yates: Stick Together

5 October 2013

Mark Yates frustrated with lack of fortune and another early goal.

Robins manager Mark Yates speaking to the media following this afternoon's 2-0 defeat at Scunthorpe:

"The players are frustrated that they haven't got anything and their moaning in there that we should have had at least a couple of penalties. That's where we are at the moment and we've got to work even harder to turn our luck around. The effort was there in the second half and we had numerous chances but we've committed the cardinal sin of conceding in the first 5 minutes again. It was sloppy on our part and they got their lead.

"We need to keep working hard and keep believing but it's not saying the right thing - it's doing the right thing. We're not making the right decisions at the right times. We conceded early on from one ball into the box, Jamie's had a good chance and we could have had a couple of penalties but the only way to turn it around is to keep believing in what we're doing and make sure those things go for us.

"I thought Jermaine (McGlashan) could have had a penalty and I saw a handball at half time from the first half and Jamie (Cureton) was convinced he got hauled down at that start of the second half but listen that's not the reason we lost. We lost because we conceded after 5 minutes and then we could unfortunately get back into it with a goal so we've got to start better than we are. I think the supporters saw the effort and saw the commitment, none more so than Jason Taylor and Russ Penn. Everyone's just got to keep working and raising their game and things will turn - I have no doubt about that.

"Stick behind the team and stick behind the players because they need the support. If we stick together then we will be fine. It's frustrating for me and it's frustrating for the players. We have good supporters and I'm sure that those who come down to Dagenham will see another hard working performance and hopefully a better result and then hopefully an even better performance the next week at home to Rochdale."

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