Date: 24th November 2013 at 1:54pm
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Manager Mark Yates has said that he felt it was a decent performance and a good point against Newport County yesterday and he was delighted with the clean sheet.

Speaking to the Official Site following the score less draw, the gaffer said he felt it was a good game for both sides, but there were definitely positives that he could again take from it.

‘It was a decent performance, a decent game of football. They’ve had one chance and hit the post but I think we’ve limited them. We just couldn’t find our killer touch. We couldn’t find our enterprise in the final third, we didn’t work their keeper enough. But, we’ve kept a clean sheet, we’re five games unbeaten. We will have to go into Tuesday and do all the things we did today, but just be better.’

As for his summation of the first half he feels that we struggled to get the extra pass in that the players were looking for when moving forward, but we were relatively comfortable and he didn’t feel they hurt us or were likely to cause any problems. He was much more pleased with the second half performance describing us as being more ‘expansive’ and we definitely had more about us, but it was that killer instinct in the final third that let us down because we didn’t create enough chances to give ourselves a shot of getting one in.

He goes on to say that the draw on reflection is probably right for both clubs, but again there are plenty of positives he can take from the match and that’s good enough for him as a sign of continued improvement given how we started the campaign and the clean sheet figures highly in that as it’s something everybody has wanted to improve on and we are now doing it.

Yates does say he’s hoping to be very active in the loan market ahead of Tuesday game and hopefully he’ll be able to add the two players he wants to really give us a lift and further options and chances at securing more wins.

He won’t however be letting anyone else leave unless he can get somebody in because the numbers we have now he feels are the minimum we must go with until January.

Obviously we are now five unbeaten and that’s good for everyone’s confidence, the trick now will be to get more wins out of that unbeaten run.