Yates vows to bounce back

Mark Yates is confident Cheltenham Town will respond positively to their League Two play-off heartache.

Last Updated: 05/05/13 at 22:37 Post Comment

Mark Yates: Proud of the effort put in by his Cheltenham side this season

Mark Yates: Proud of the effort put in by his Cheltenham side this season

The Robins spent the vast majority of the 2012/13 campaign in and around the promotion-chasing pack, but tripped at the final hurdle.

They suffered 1-0 defeats home and away against Northampton Town to rob them of a day out at Wembley and a shot at a third tier standing.

Yates is, however, refusing to get too downbeat.

He is proud of the effort put in by his players this season and will be looking for them to mount another promotion push next term.

Yates told Sky Sports: "We've been in the top six all season, and that's just testament to the hard work, the group that we've got, the players that we've got.

"Yes, they can be disappointed and it could easily have been different tonight, but it isn't.

"We are a club that deals with reality, we'll dust ourselves down and we'll go again."

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worry about these types of conclusions on a teams brilliance when it was very clear that Argentina had 4 chances where they really should have scored and on chances alone then it would have been the more pragmatic Argentinians who would be the best in the world. I like the Germany team but this just shows that even with planning it relies on a great deal of luck and finding your opponents at just the right time.

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e all know the British public don't have the patience to plan for 14 years. No chance. As soon as our young players don't win the world cup they get harrassed and abused to the point of mental breakdown. No, England likes to react to failure by sacking the manager and tearing up their best laid plans in favour of something shiny and new to keep the knee jerkers happy.

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lad Messi was player of the tournament, there was no-one more deserving. Except Robben. And James Rodriguez. Or Muller and half the Germany team etc etc

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