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YATES EXPECTING TIGHT AFFAIR

9 April 2013

"They are going to be a tough outfit" says defender

Vale defender Adam Yates has hailed last Friday’s 7-1 victory over Burton Albion as the perfect weekend but has warned his side not to underestimate Aldershot Town today.

 

Aldershot are currently rooted to the bottom of League Two and are 2 points adrift of safety.

 

Right-back Yates is fully aware of the threat today's opponents could cause.

 

He said: “They are going to be a tough outfit, fighting for their League Two lives.

 

“We need to be right on top of our game because any less and we could be made fools out of.

 

“Aldershot are a side that I think shouldn't be down there at the bottom of the table.”

 

After scoring 7 on Friday evening against Burton Albion Yates believes that the match against Aldershot represents a whole different kind of challenge.

 

The 29-year-old full-back said: “I don't think it is going to be a game were we score 7 goals again, they are going to look for opportunities to hit us on the break.

 

“It might be a game were we win 1-0, 2-1 or it might be a draw. We do not want to lose the game that is for certain.

 

“We don't expect to put 7 or 8 goals past Aldershot because they're fighting for their lives and that is a real tough cookie to crack sometimes.”

 

Vale Park witnessed an attendance of 10,978 against Burton Albion, defender Yates is adamant that the atmosphere generated by the Vale supporters' on Friday was a major factor in the demolition of the Staffordshire rivals.

 

“Everyone I've spoken to or seen since Friday couldn't believe the atmosphere against Burton.

 

“The fans drive the players on, they intimidate the opposition with the atmosphere they create,” said Yates.

 

“We want as many fans as we can get against Aldershot, they don't realise what huge impact they have on the game.”


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