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Yates on Shrews trip

10 October 2014

On the loan signing of Eusebio Bancessi:

"I just want to get him involved with the boys and I know he is a good player, with real ability. I know what he can bring to the squad.

"I know how I want to play at Shrewsbury, but whether I can do that after one training session, we'll see.

"He will fit in great, he is quick and has a great attitude. Football is a universal language and even though his English isn't perfect, it won't be an issue.

"He will give the group a lift, present a challenge to the strikers we already have and we have to try to bring in the best players we can. He'll give us pace, which is something we probably don't have in that area and hopefully he can have the same impact as Koby Arthur did.

"We have a few players who are very alike and Eusebio brings something different to our attacking options and hopefully we can see the best of it. If we can get him involved in some part on Saturday, we'll see a good player.

"The idea is to have him until January and ideally longer, but we have to budget and make sure the player fits in. If things go well we'll do it for longer than a month. It's his first loan in real football so it'll be a test and a step up for him, but one he is more than capable of stepping up to.

"We have good contacts at Wolves and he isn't going to get in their first team at the moment so they are keen for him to get games. We might play him up top, or out wide."

On Terry Gornell's loan request:

"Terry will be in the squad so we'll see what we fancy doing at Shrewsbury and how things develop. Options and competition are what we are after and it's time to turn performances into results.

"I am delighted that Terry scored on Wednesday night, but does it change things? That's up to both parties to decide over the next couple of weeks.

"We don't look like we are going to concede too many goals, but the other end of the pitch has been a concern in terms of the number of chances we have been taking.

"We wanted a different option in with Eusebio and we want the others to be brave and start taking the chances we are creating for them. Scoring goals is the hardest thing to do, so all the boys have to chip in."

On Shrewsbury Town:

"I think they are a very good side with some really talented players and Micky (Mellon)  has recruited brilliantly in the summer. I am not sure why it hasn't quite happened for them in the last few weeks, but the division is so tight.

"It's going to be a tough place to go whether they play with wingers, or match us up and play 3-5-2, it'll be a good test for us. We know Micky well and we have to stand up to it."

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