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ADAM YATES

22 October 2012

Defender frustrated but fully supportive of the club

It has been a frustrating time for defender Adam Yates this season, but despite having to be patient, sitting most games out on the bench, he says he is behind the lads all the way.

He said: “It has been easier to take because the team are doing so well. Obviously I am not happy not playing, but I am fully supportive of the club.

“I said at the start of the season, if I get to the end of the season playing so many games and the club is promoted, then so be it, I will have been part of a promoted squad and I will be happy with that.

“Every player wants to play more, but I am happy being here. I have had a good chat with the manager and I am fine and he is fine.

I have never really not played, where ever I have been, but I understand that is part and parcel of football and the industry that I am in.

“You have got to take the rough with the smooth and I have said before, you don’t get too excited with the highs and you don’t get too down with the lows.

“There is no bitterness in the squad. People want to play , people are fighting for places and that’s stemmed out onto the pitch and got us the results we have got.

“I think that when I have come on I have done well. I did well at Walsall and did well against Burnley earlier in the season and there are no complaints from me.”

Yates, fit again after being forced to miss out on Saturday against Wycombe Wanderers after picking up a slight injury in training on Thursday, is looking forward to Tuesday’s game against Burton Albion.

He said: “They have got a good team, if you look at them they have got some dangerous players so we have got to be at our best on the night.

“These derby games start fast and you want cool, calm heads in there – no rash tackles, no rash decisions and you have to see the game through.

“We’ll take a large number of fans there and I sure it will be a little bit more intimidating for their players than it will be for ours.”


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