Date: 16th March 2015 at 2:24pm
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Manager Adam Murray was left bitterly disappointed with the performance and the result against Bury this weekend and he’s called on the team to show a response when we face Wimbledon on Tuesday evening.

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Speaking to the Official Site after tasting our first defeat in six home soil games, Murray knows we were incredibly below par based on recent performances and he explained.

‘It was disappointing, very disappointing. I`ll accept bad football decisions, I`ll accept that people have off days, but what I won`t accept is a lack of application and desire. The majority of the players today went through the motions and it wasn`t good enough.’

Murray goes on to say that he doesn’t know after recent games and results whether the players had a touch of complacency coming into the game but that had been addressed over the week.

‘I don`t know if a little bit of complacency has set in with a few of them. We`ve spoken about it all week. The job isn`t done yet and it looked today like certain people wanted to stroll around and not go that extra yard for the football club and that won`t happen whilst I`m in charge. If we`d been outplayed and it was three of four-nil, then you hold your hands up and say that the better team has beaten us, but I think on the day we gave them the game.’

The gaffer went on to say that he was disappointed with their goal and he needs the players to understand that those types of ‘awful’ matches, good teams grind something out in them.

‘It was a poor goal and then when we did have possession of the ball, we didn`t make it count. Without the ball, we didn`t want to run. It was an awful game and the goal summed it up, but they`re the games that the good teams grind out. It`s disappointing and frustrating, and it`s hurt me because I think for majority of the time that I`ve been in charge, the team has given everything for me and for the club, and today I don`t think that hunger was there.’

The major disappointment obviously was the failure to reach our normal standards but in saying that Murray acknowledges that it shows how far we have come and also how well and how much the team have been giving in recent weeks.

‘Even though at the minute I`m hurting and I`m frustrated, the facts of the matter are that for large periods of these last few months, the lads have been superb. We have to pick ourselves up now and go again on Tuesday.’

And that means giving a very positive reaction against Wimbledon and showing that Bury was just one of those bad days at the office.

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