Gary finds no solace from Enfield defeat

Greensnet Editor
Mon 26 Sep 2016, 17:12

Gary McCann was very low when he commented on the defeat at Enfield Town.

"This was up there with one of the worst days I have had in my 11-plus years as a manager. I personally got it catastrophically wrong with the formation and that is down to me.

"We had two players who were not available and one I felt who would benefit from a a rest. I thought we could match up with them by playing three at the back, but it proved not to be the case. I would also like to add that it wasn't the three returning players who came into the team that led to this result; it was a team downfall. Almost all of the players under-performed.

"The most disappointing thing of all is that this group of players could be collectively and individually so good a week earlier and collectively and individually so bad at Enfield. It is a real worry for me.

"There were harsh words exchanged in the dressing room and we changed the formation for the second half, making three substitutions, but we still conceded four goals and an embarrassing result followed. The three changes couldn't change anything.

"At this stage of the season, we get the chance to put things right a couple of days later and we go to Canvey Island tomorrow night to do this. It is going to be a very important game for us.

"A motto in football management is: 'When you are not winning, you are learning'. On the evidence of Saturday afternoon, we learned - or had to learn - an awful lot."