Crawley boss Yates rues missed chances

Crawley Town V Mansfield 30/1/16 (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-160130-184540008
Crawley Town V Mansfield 30/1/16 (Photo by Jon Rigby) SUS-160130-184540008

Crawley Town manager Mark Yates rued their poor finishing.

Gavin Tomlin twice went close in the opening exchanges against Carlisle United.

Lee Barnard and Lyle Della-Verde also missed the target from good positions.

Yates said: “We had three or four good chances, Jack’s (Rose) made a couple of good saves, first half.

“But when you miss chances and goals are a bit hard to come by at the moment for the group so you put pressure on yourself to keep a clean sheet.

“I thought they were great in the first half, the group, really good. I asked them to go out with the same intesity and I thought they did.

“I thought we had a 15-minute spell where we just dropped off a bit, but we kept pressing, we kept playing.”

Yates revealed that players are feeling the effects of playing an exhausting season with a small squad.

He said: “I think the season has caught up with a few - I think the lack of numbers that we’ve had, the lack of quality at times has been typified in this last run of games.”

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