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REACTION: “Enjoying How We’re Playing”

Posted: Mon 26 Nov 2012
Author: Club Journalist

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Mark Yeates on Hornets’ delight at style of play

MARK YEATES says there’s a good feeling in the Hornets’ camp at the moment as the squad take pleasure from the style of play implemented by Head Coach Gianfranco Zola. 

The Irishman has been an influential figure in the Hornets’ midfield in recent weeks and on Saturday against Blackpool he set-up Troy Deeney’s close-range strike. 

Watford were unable to hang on for all three points as the Tangerines fought back from two goals down. 

“It's unlucky for us that it was a late equaliser that killed us,” Yeates said. 

“We can take a lot of spirit from the fact that we are still unbeaten and on a good run though.”

When a side loses a two-goal lead understandably there’s always likely to be a tinge of regret but when the ‘Orns look back on the season the midfielder believes it will be a good point. 

“I think if you asked a lot of teams if they would take a draw from here [Bloomfield Road] they would say it’s probably a good result. 

“It is obviously disappointing we haven't come away with another win because it would have kept the momentum going, and the buzz that's in the camp at the moment, because everyone is really working for each other and we are really enjoying how we are playing.”

The Hornets hit the road again tomorrow (Tuesday) as they travel to Hillsborough to take on Sheffield Wednesday. 

Yeates has enjoyed the passing style this campaign but says the challenge for the team is to adapt to the different conditions the ‘Orns will face away from home. 

“We have got to get the ball down and do what we do and hopefully come away from Hillsborough with three points,” the former Blade added. 

“We are still a team learning and I think there's a lot of lads who have had their first taste of coming up to Blackpool on a cold windy day, there’s going to be a lot more of them coming up so I'm sure they will learn from that as well.”