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League Two

Yates hails king Harrad

26 August 2012

Cheltenham boss Mark Yates believes Shaun Harrad is living up to his billing after the on-loan striker grabbed his third goal in as many games to defeat Aldershot 1-0.

Harrad, who joined from Bury earlier this month, grabbed the only goal after 73 minutes in a game that was delayed for 15 minutes during the first half by torrential rain and lightning.

And with fellow summer arrival Billy Jones also impressing, Yates insists his side possess sufficient firepower to trouble any League Two defence.

"I brought Shaun Harrad here to score goals and he did so with just about his first touch," said Yates.

"Billy Jones' deliveries are fantastic and Shaun is great at getting on the end of them.

"You have to do a bit of everything in this league if you want to do well and we have shown an ugly side to our game. Every ball was pumped into our box and it is an effective tactic for Aldershot. It must have been a terrible game for the fans to watch, but it's a pleasing result for us."

Aldershot boss Dean Holdsworth felt the result was harsh on his side.

"For 99% of that game I was very happy and the performance was excellent, I am just disappointed for them, I don't think we deserved to lose.

"It's a fine line and one set-piece has cost us. I can't remember them having any of the game.

"We have worked hard and the response from Tuesday's defeat has been excellent. That sort of attitude will get them a long way."


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