Following FC Halifax Town’s 5-1 defeat away to Stockport County, Pete Wild spoke to Shaymen TV to give his thoughts on the game, the goals in the first half, the fans, and the next couple of games.
“It was absolutely not good enough,” Wild said. “It was not good enough from any one of us. They ran all over us. A team that works harder than you is the most damning statement in football and they ran and tackled harder than us. That is not acceptable, and I am not just pointing the blame at the players today, I have got to take responsibility.”
The Shaymen went into half time 2-0 down following goals from Festus Arthur and Elliot Osborne. Wild was particularly disappointed with the first goal coming from a corner.
“Again, it was our Achilles heel, set-pieces.” Wild told Shaymen TV. “That is a real issue for me. It is something that needs addressing and is something that will be addressed. It was really poor. Both were goals that were quite avoidable. We just did not have the determination to go and do it. That is really disappointing.”
With 530 travelling fans, Wild was apologetic to those who made the trip.
“I would like to apologise to the fans,” Wild said. “They pay their good, hard-earned money to watch us and that was not good enough. Thank you to those who did come, but I am sorry. Nobody is more frustrated than me at the moment. I am determined to get this right and get us back to where we were. I promise you I will do that.”
Next up for the Shaymen is Chesterfield at home on Saturday. With the short turnaround, Wild is hoping the players will perform much better. It is then another short break before Town host Stockport.
“They are not in great form either.” Wild told Shaymen TV. “Let’s see if we can pull ourselves out of the mire and go again. We’ll get Chesterfield out the way and then will look ahead once again to Stockport.”
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