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Yeates: Probably A Fair Result

25 September 2016

Winger Reflects On Crewe Draw

Mark Yeates felt Saturday’s draw at Crewe was a fair result, with Blackpool picking up a point despite not producing their free-flowing football of recent weeks.

The Seasiders’ lead could have been greater at the break, with a combination of wasteful finishing and misfortune keeping the hosts within touching distance.

Crewe improved after the interval and their equaliser came in a period of dominance, meaning a point each was fair, according to Yeates. 

“On the whole we’ve probably got to look at it as a good point,” he said. “We probably didn’t play the football we wanted, but it’s another point on the board.

“It seems like everybody’s repeating themselves at the minute. We went in at half-time, without being brilliant, and could have ben 2-0 up which gives you an extra cushion.

“If you look at the second-half, they ended quite strong, Crewe. We had a few chances ourselves in the first-half, but if you ask them they’d say a point was fair enough.”

Yeates was making his first league start of the campaign on the left and was pleased to get his chance and put in a decent performance.

“The Gaffer picks his side most Fridays and I got the nod. I was delighted because I’ve been desperate to get out there and play. 

“I got in there, got 70 minutes, felt fit enough and I thought I put some good balls into the box, particularly from set pieces. 

“I’m hoping the Gaffer sticks with me because I think if I get a good run I can produce for him,” he added.  

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