Cheltenham Town unfazed by Tottenham challenge - Yates

Mark Yates
Yates is contracted to Cheltenham until the end of the season

Mark Yates has praised his Cheltenham players for remaining undaunted by their FA Cup game with Tottenham.

The Robins travel to White Hart Lane on Saturday for their third round tie having picked up 11 points from their last five League Two games.

"What has impressed me is their attitude since the draw was made," manager Yates told BBC Gloucestershire.

"A lot of teams would have stumbled but we've gone five games unbeaten against some really tough opposition."

He continued: "That just shows the mental strength, concentration and focus we have in the group."

Cheltenham finished 17th in the table last season but have shown huge signs of improvement this campaign - claiming 15 victories from their 24 league games to leave them just a point behind leaders Crawley.

And Yates says the tie with Spurs, who sit 67 places above the Robins in the league standings, is a reward for their efforts so far.

"We're in a good place at the moment," he added. "The boys have been magnificent all season - this team just keeps producing.

"The fans and players deserve a trip to White Hart Lane which they can enjoy.

"It's going to be one hell of a tough game for us on Saturday but we are going to try and do ourselves justice and do everyone proud."