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Duo have something to prove

12 December 2013

Yates says two of his team mates want to prove Graham Westley wrong

Adam Yates says Vale can expect a tough encounter with Stevenage on Saturday afternoon against a Stevenage side who will no doubt make it difficult for the Valiants.

Their manager will demand his side give everything and Vale know they must match that, and more, if they are to get a favourable result from the game.

Yates says: “I have played against Stevenage for a number of years and you know what sort of game you are in for, especially with Graham Westley.

“We have got a couple of lads who think they have got something to prove to him and we are going into the game knowing what to expect.

“We know how Graham Westley works and we know how his teams work. They have probably not done as well as they would have liked this year and we have probably done better than a lot of people expected, but it counts for nothing on Saturday.

“It is going to be a tough game, especially here where I imagine they will come and try to sit in and frustrate us, but the onus is on us to break them down.

“There will be two managers who are very vocal, who are very determined and who have a lot of desire and passion, and it shows in their teams.

“Chris Robertson was with Graham Westley at Preston and he wasn’t playing a lot of games under him and Jennison Myrie-Williams left Stevenage and has seemed to have had a bee in his bonnet about it ever since.

“I am pretty sure if those two players are picked on Saturday they are going to have that extra incentive and hopefully we can breed off that.

“They are players who can both score goals. Robbo is a threat from set pieces and Jennison is a player who you might get frustrated with for sixty minutes, but in the next thirty minutes he will scores a couple and sets up a couple - he is certainly someone I would want in my side, rather than be playing against.”

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