“I didn’t expect to start the season like this and tonight we got spanked. We were embarrassing. We never got started. We never managed to play with any tempo.
“We’ve lost some soft goals again and that’s become a real problem already and to be honest we could have lost by even more tonight as my goalkeeper was very good.
“I’m very concerned by the manner of the performances in both matches. I’m not happy and I’ve told the players just that. I’m the manager and I’m responsible for the results, but these two games have told me an awful lot.”
He continued: “I didn’t rest players tonight. It might not have looked like it, but I picked a team based on what I saw at Luton. I wanted to see Josh Knight in defence and I wanted to see Joe Tomlinson and Harrison Burrows playing as wing-backs. I probably shouldn’t have started with that formation, but there were things I needed to see.
“Up front we had a problem as Ricky Jade-Jones was the only striker we had available, but I felt playing with Joel Randall and Kwame Poku either side of him would work. Unfortunately Ricky had to come off and I felt for him and for Idris Kanu who had to play out of position up front.
“I wouldn’t blame the younger players who have just come into the squad and Joel Randall was a positive again tonight as was the performance of Jorge Grant.”
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