Boss: “We’re not looking to work miracles. We’re going to go back to basics…”
By Matty Paddock - 29/01/2019
Posted 1 year ago
MANAGER Mark Yates is looking forward to working with some familiar faces at Aggborough.
Following his return to the club as boss this week, it’s no surprise he was greeted by some he knew well.
But that familiarity didn’t just end with club staff and the like; Yates is well known to a fair number within the changing room, too.
From the likes of Russ Penn who served him so well as a Harriers player first time around, to Lee Vaughan who joined the gaffer at Cheltenham Town.
“I know a lot of the players and have been here in couple of capacities a few times,” he said.
“I know Russ and have taken Liam McAlinden with me before.
“I’ve obviously had Vaughany and had Ed Williams at Cheltenham and had Billy Daniels on trial down there.
“It’s that type of game and, living and working in the area, you do get to meet some of the same players.
“I’m looking forward to it and we’ve got a good group.” Mark Yates
“I’m looking forward to it and we’ve got a good group.”
Yates was clear about his desire to not set about moving mountains in terms of his approach to the final 14 games of the season.
He knows the raw tools for a potentially successful finish to the term are already in the building and says instead that the group simply need to get back to what’s served them well before.
“I’ve watched the last couple of games and we just need to get an identity of what we want to do,” he went on to say.
“This club over the last couple of years has played some fantastic football but, at the moment in time, we just look like we’ve lost what we’re trying to do.
“We’re not looking to work miracles. We’re going to go back to basics but incorporate the good players and good play that we have here already.”
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