Yates rues Brackley absentees

Reaction from Mark Yates on Brackley Town defeat…

Kidderminster Harriers manager Mark Yates. Pic - PA Images.

Mark Yates was left to rue the absence of key players for Harriers as the team fell to a 3-1 defeat at Brackley Town on Saturday.

It was a costly defeat for the Reds at St James Park, a Joe Ironside penalty in the first half proving to be no real consolation.

Harriers had to face the test without the injured Billy Daniels and Ed Williams, while Milan Butterfield was away with Bermuda ahead of their fixture in the Dominican Republic on Sunday.

Yates reflected: “We had some big players missing for us.

“Billy went down on Thursday in training, Ed got injured playing for England C and Milan is away on international duty.

“…It was difficult without three big players…” Mark Yates on Brackley defeat

“Three of the midfield who were excellent last week have decimated the squad really.

“Brackley started really well but, for the last 25 minutes of the first half, I thought we got to grips with it, looked a threat and a lot more solid.

“In the second half I asked for more of what they’d been doing [and] I thought there was nothing in the game.

“We got done by a set piece and, after that, our heads dropped – certainly after the penalty.

“It was difficult without three big players, and Sammy was doing a great job in there… and as soon as we lost him, we lost a bit of impetus and drive.”

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