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Yates: One Game At A Time

11 September 2014

Robins chief Mark Yates looks ahead to the Luton match away at Kenilworth Road.

Cheltenham boss Mark Yates speaking to the media this morning ahead of Luton Town away this weekend:

"We are pleased with the start we have had and we aim to keep it going but the only way we can do that is to take it one game at a time. It's a boring old cliche but the boys don't need to be reminded (that they're unbeaten) because they do their best every game and so far they have been exceptional. Long may that continue but it will end some time but it has been pleasing.



"They have been a good bunch so far and I anticipate that will continue. We want to keep picking up points and we are not worried about where we are in the table. We wanted a good start and now we've got it but it's important now to build on it.

"Shaun is a really good coach and we have a slightly different style in working but it does seem to be paying dividends at the moment. The system (3-5-2) suits what we have got and it wasn't necessarily by design but all along we were looking at a different formation and it was just a question for what we'd go for. We've looked at some stats for League One and Two for the last few seasons and drawn our own conclusions. We are trying to play a system which suits teams that get decent success in the division. We will need to adapt at certain times when teams match us and cause us different problems so we must cover every eventuality whilst getting better at what we do.

"Lee Vaughan is training today. He has been on the grass and he has had no ill effects from that so hopefully he'll train today and be available. Hopefully that will be everybody but Asa (Hall). What we do have is flexibility and that gives us options.

"Luton will be big players this season and they are a big club in the Football League. It was a brilliant appointment to get John (Still) when they did to get them out of the conference because he has a great record in this league with teams as well. You will always know you're in a game with John's sides because they will press you but also play lots of good football. Although they haven't had the results they would have liked they have had performances they can be really pleased with. The question is whether they can convert those into wins. We need to make sure we are as a good as we have been for the last six games and nothing less because anything less means w get beaten. They have lots of threats, lots of good players and their fans get behind them."

The Robins are 9/5 to beat Luton this weekend. Read our Sky Bet preview here or join today: www.skybet.com/cheltenham

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