PALMER AND WRIGHT REACTION
Audio interview with Carlton Palmer from BBC Radio Nottingham (RealPlayer needed)
"I can only apologise to the supporters for that performance," said player-manager Carlton Palmer. "I thought the fans were fantastic today.
"But to be honest, apart from Richie Barker, the rest of the team were poor today and they all be paying Richie's wages this week.
"I take full responsibility for the display. I should have made changes today but I didn't as everyone was saying we had won 3-0 last week and played so well.
"What has been said between me and the players will remain in the dressing room. I won't criticise them publicly.
"But there is going to have to be a change in attitude in one or two of them. For me, one hasn't started since he came here and I worked extremely hard to bring him to the football club and have been extremely disappointed so far.
"I promise there will be a marked improvement on Tuesday.
"I disagree we did well in the first half as they had two one on ones and should have scored. We never passed the ball or got down the side of them.
"Possible the first 20 minutes we were the better side. But we said all week we would play down the sides and get the full backs in. Instead we just lumped balls up to Richie Barker.
"We didn't do a single thing in 90 minutes that we had worked so hard all week on.
"We have lost a valuable three points against a Peterborough side I thought were well beatable. There were no plusses at all for us, apart from Richie Barker."
Posh boss Mark Wright said: "Carlton is a friend of mine and we know what he is like.
"They want to play and they come out of the gates very quickly. We told out players to turn them round and play in the last third and we didn't do that for the first 20 minutes.
"We kept on at them and, when they did, we got into some very good positions in their 18 yard box when our final balls let us down.
"We are looking strong and solid and organised now. There is a self-belief developing which is fantastic.
"I thought everyone played very well and our three centre backs were solid.
"Our pace is worrying teams and it helped when you have someone like Quinn up there to hold the ball up.
"I gave our formation a lot of thought and it has worked well with two wins on the trot.
"It helps when we don't concede and keep 11 men on the field as well. That makes a difference."
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