Date: 18th August 2014 at 8:37pm
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Manager Mark Yates has looked ahead to tomorrow’s game against Carlisle United and he’s admitted it’s going to be a very tough game for us.

Speaking to the Official Site ahead of the game, with everybody high in confidence following the recent performance and win against Accrington Stanley the gaffer explained that whilst he’s been pleased with our progress over the last week, we are far from the finished article yet and nobody should be getting carried away at this stage.

‘The lads have started really well and they have adapted to what we have asked them to do. The formation does suit certain players in our team and we have to find out ways of doing things better at certain times, but we can be pleased with the effort that the players have put in.’ It has all been about that effort and commitment so if we can add more quality to our game then it bodes well.’

Yates goes on to say that he feels the players are enjoying the formation and he feels it’s already helped us to a couple of good results, but obviously there’s a long way to go yet and we need the same quality and effort levels in each and every game.

As for Carlisle specifically he admits there’s not a lot that can go into training pitch preparation for the game because of how quickly it comes around following Saturday, but what preparation can be done, will be done and when we get a break in the Saturday, Tuesday schedule, that’s when more things he’s noticed in general about our play will be worked on as well.

‘I’m pleased with our start but we always said it would take us six to eight games to get into the way we’re playing. There’s little improvements all the time but it’s about hard work and working for each other. We have six points but we need to keep our feet on the ground and do what we can to make sure we’re bright and lively for tomorrow’s game. Carlisle will be right up for this one and desperate to get some points on the board so we must make sure we don’t get carried away with ourselves and just do what we have done in the previous two league games.’

Yates also interestingly admits that they may have a fresh face or two in their squad for the game, because he thinks they have pipped us to a player we were targeting as well – although he obviously doesn’t name them.

In terms of team news, he was going to make the decision on Byron Harrison today following his dead leg, but otherwise everyone else had come through the last game okay.