Yates banking on youth

12 July 2010 01:02
Mark Yates is hoping youth and enthusiasm will provide his Cheltenham side with success this season. Yates hopes to add to his squad of 18 before the start of the npower League Two campaign and fielded seven trialists in Saturday's goalless friendly draw with Leamington. "We have assembled a young squad that's not full of star names of 'big hitters', but we have a good group here," Yates told The Citizen. Of the seven hopefuls fielded, defender Jacob Rowe, midfielder Will Grocott and attacking duo Gary Mulligan and Josh Klein-Davies have been retained for Tuesday's clash with Cirencester Town. The latter pair might struggle to make the grade given that Yates admitted he is in discussions to bring another striker into his ranks. "We need firepower and I am hoping to bring in a forward towards the end of this week, or perhaps the beginning of the week after, but I am speaking to his club and I am prepared to wait," said the Robins boss.

Source: PA