Management verdict on Brackley….
By Matty Paddock - 28/08/2017
Posted 5 months ago
JOHN EUSTACE would not use absentees as an excuse for Monday’s defeat at Brackley – insisting he expected more from the side he selected.
In the wake of the 2-1 win over Alfreton at Aggborough on Saturday, Joel Taylor, Joe Ironside and Dan Bradley all reported concerns.
While none of the influential trio have been sidelined with anything hugely serious, more action just 48 hours later at Brackley came just too soon.
So the reds were sporting a different look where the starting eleven concerned, but the gaffer steadfastly refused to allow that to enter his post-match thoughts.
He commented: “That’s no excuse – the eleven I picked all want to play in the team and all come to me and say ‘why aren’t I playing?’
“So there’s no excuse at all – we picked a strong team and we’re disappointed with the result.
“It was better in the second half but we didn’t get the ball in the box enough and didn’t have enough.
“We conceded such a sloppy [second] goal and it knocked the wind out of us a bit.
“It’s not good enough.”
The result sees an inconsistent start to the campaign continue for Harriers, who host Boston United at Aggborough this coming weekend.
The boss appealed to the club’s supporters, again out in force at Brackley, as he added: “I know it is tough at the moment.
“They’ve got behind us ever since I’ve come in; they’ve been fantastic and that’s what’s so disappointing.
“We haven’t been performing as we should be and I apologise to those fans but we are working hard to get it right.”