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Bates: I'm concentrating on the team, not personal achievements

4 November 2019

Midfielder Alfie Bates says he is pleased to have an extended run in the team but is now focused on helping the team turn things round on the pitch rather than focusing on his own achievements.

The 18-year-old spoke following Saturday’s narrow 2-1 defeat to Swindon Town after making his fourth appearance on the bounce, albeit as a first half substitute in place of the injured Danny Guthrie.

And the teenager was left feeling as though the team deserved more from the game against Town but is fully focused on helping the team turn things round.

“I think we definitely deserved at least a draw from the game against Swindon,” said Bates.

“We had so many chances in the game and we just can’t put it in the back of the net at the minute and that just seems to be the way it’s going for us when we are on a losing streak like we are at the moment.

“I am sure we are going to turn it round though because we are a good team. 

“There’s fine margins in football and those fine margins win you games and we just aren’t getting those at the minute.

“It is really frustrating for us as players but I am sure we will turn it round. Like I said, we are a good team and I believe we will keep on improving and we will keep going. 

“On a personal note, it is good to get the run of games that I have had and all I want to do is play in as many games as possible this season.

“I’ve played four games on the bounce now but it is all about the team and getting those much needed three points and turning it round.” 

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