Vital Football

Latest Cheltenham Town News

Yates Demands So Much More

Yates Demands So Much More

Manager Mark Yates is still smarting about our loss to Accrington Stanley in our last league match, and he's not expecting a response from the players, he's demanding one as we head into the game against Plymouth Argyle this weekend.

Speaking to the Official Site as we bid to put the woeful two one defeat behind us, the gaffer said that following the game there has been a fair bit of introspection at the club based on where we are in the league, where we are as a squad, our form and effort levels, and importantly what we are trying to do and there is absolutely no hiding the fact that our performance overall against Accrington was just not good enough when allied to the standards we should be holding ourselves to.

'Saturday was not good enough and we know that, but we've got the chance to go down to Plymouth and put that right. We need to improve all over the pitch to be honest. Whatever team we play needs to go out with the right intentions. We were lacking hard work and know how for the first 45 minutes and that is disappointing. We tried to play a slightly different system but it's a system (442) everyone has grown up with and played for years. It didn't work and the main reason for that was a lack of hard work on and off the ball.'

Following on from the last game Yates does admit that there could well be two or so changes to the starting line up because he really wasn't happy with the performance, and he doesn't believe that anybody who played in the game can be happy with their own performance so if they end up dropped it's not like that can complain, and he talks about David Noble as well saying that he'd love to say he's firing on all cylinders again, but a scan has shown no real problems, so it's something in head that is stopping him from playing, but that's something you have to respect as he knows his own body, but he will be missing again this weekend, but hopefully he'll be back for our next match.

As for Plymouth more directly the gaffer feels it could be an interesting game because we definitely know what they are capable of doing as they have put us to the sword twice on home soil this campaign, but that is something he wants to put right and he's called on the players to be right to make that happen.

As for any remaining moves in the market before the window shuts, he also confirms that he doesn't expect anything to happen ahead of the game on Saturday, but one or two things may come to fruition early next week as there are obviously things going on in the background.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Site Staff
Date:Thursday January 23 2014
Time: 7:09PM

Login to post a comment

Recent Cheltenham Town Articles

More Reliable Than A League 2 Octopus? (24/4/17)

Time for the new special computer that crunches the numbers to determine the final League Two positions for 2016/17.

EFL Safe Standing Survey

Safe seating campaigners and the Football Supporters' Federation have launched a survey to see whether crowd funding could see the first safe standing areas introduced to an EFL club.

Who Serves A Suspension This Week - 13/4/17

Here's a list of all the players currently serving, or under a suspension at the beginning of the week that will potentially keep them out of contention for...

EFL Trophy - Future To Be Decided

League One and League Two clubs will vote on the future of the EFL Trophy when they meet in May.

Archived Vital Cheltenham Articles

Vital Cheltenham articles from

Site Journalists

Write for Vital Cheltenham
Write For Vital Cheltenham
Apply Here

Current Poll (see more polls)

Boreham Wood MotM
Suggested By: Site Staff
Phillips50%
Rowe0%
Downes0%
Munns0%
McLennan0%
Parslow10%
Jennings0%
Waters0%
Wright10%
Storer0%
Pell0%
Sub - Hall0%
Sub - Dayton0%
Sub - Harries30%

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
P Doncaster 44 25 10 9 85 33
P Plymouth 44 25 8 11 83 24
P Portsmouth 44 24 9 11 81 33
4 Luton 44 18 17 9 71 22
5 Exeter 44 20 8 16 68 18
6 Blackpool 44 17 16 11 67 22
7 Stevenage 44 20 6 18 66 7
8 Mansfield 44 17 14 13 65 5
9 Wycombe 44 18 11 15 65 4
10 Carlisle 44 16 17 11 65 -1
11 Cambridge 44 18 9 17 63 7
12 Colchester 44 17 12 15 63 6
13 Accrington 44 16 14 14 62 3
14 Grimsby 44 17 10 17 61 -2
15 Barnet 44 13 15 16 54 -6
16 Notts County 44 15 8 21 53 -22
17 Crewe 44 13 13 18 52 -11
18 Morecambe 44 14 9 21 51 -18
19 Crawley 44 13 11 20 50 -16
20 Yeovil 44 11 16 17 49 -13
21 Cheltenham 44 11 14 19 47 -16
22 Newport 44 11 12 21 45 -22
23 Hartlepool 44 10 13 21 43 -21
R Leyton Orient 44 10 6 28 36 -36
The Vital Football Members League
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News
Vital Football Comment

Recent Cheltenham Town Results (view all)

Cheltenham Town Fixtures (view all)

Apr 29 2017 3:00PM : Hartlepool United (H)
Sky Bet League Two
May 6 2017 5:30PM : Portsmouth (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Write for Vital Football