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03 May 2011 12:00:02

Yates braced for Thomas exit

Cheltenham boss Mark Yates looks set to lose top-goalscorer Wesley Thomas at the end of the season.The 24-year-old, who signed from Dagenham last summer for a nominal fee, has hit 19 goals for the struggling Robins this season but last week hinted he is ready to move closer to his London home.Yates told the Cheltenham Echo: "I am a realist and I saw Wes' article last week and did it sound like he was staying?"I am not stupid and while we are doing all we can to keep him, I have got a knack of nicking a goalscorer. Something will crop up and we'll cope with it."If he is tempted elsewhere, we will wish him all the best."He has 19 goals in a team that has struggled since Christmas and if he doesn't sign, we'll get someone else who can score goals and we might have to change the way we play."


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