Date: 13th January 2014 at 9:31am
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Manager Mark Yates has admitted that he feels the players were not mentally strong enough to hold on to the lead in the game against Burton.

Despite Burton having far more opportunities in the game than we did, we took the lead just after the hour mark but only held onto it for ten minutes before they drew level, and then a little over ten minutes later, they found the winner.

Speaking to the Official Site following the two one loss, the gaffer explained.

‘We are disappointed, they have shown what a decent side they are, but I think we have shown that we are too. It was a tight and even first half with some good saves off the goalkeepers. We scored and started to frustrate them but then they brought on some fresh legs and changed it so credit to them.’

The gaffer goes on to say that annoyingly we then gave the ball away cheaply at the corner flag and they’ve capitalised on it, and ‘needlessly my fullback’ gives a ‘nothing ball away’ and we are behind in the game, and his biggest disappointment comes in thinking that we at least deserved a point at fulltime and instead we’ve come away with nothing and knocked up back to back losses again.

There were positives for the gaffer as he picks out the performances of Jason Taylor and Matt Richards, but ultimately he’s left ruing that our mental strength isn’t yet quite where it should be because he feels we should’ve been able to hold them off at one nil, and most certainly not then lost it.

Be interesting to see whether he strengthens further this window as he does describe as being a little light still despite those we have brought in on loan.