Audio interview with Peter Shirtliff from Mansfield 103.2 & Stagsworld (file is 0.4 Mb): Interview here
Q: Are you going to be bringing in any new players?
Shirtliff: Ha, that's a laugh.
Says it all.
Interview from Radio Nottm
transcribde by Michael of StagsMAD.co.uk :
"We were poor and deserved to get beat, no doubt about it. It was a poor team performance all round."
"The changes made an impact, but when you make changes, you expect people to step up to the plate, I don't think the changes were the reason for that poor performance today. I just think it's inconsistency with young players, too many of our team were poor today."
"If you analyse the goals, they are poor goals, the second goal was a joke, and the subsequent goals are poor as well, It's like a pack of cards and we just fell down."
"The home central defenders played well, but we allowed them to play well. Our service to our front players wasn't good enough and when we got the ball up to them, they weren't good enough to cause them enough problems. It was a combination of a few factors."
"I'm struggling to find any bright spots, I thought Callum Lloyd did ok when he came on, he might have played himself into the side, he showed a level of competitiveness I'm after. It's funny, we've probably been in their box as many times as they've been in ours, but we lacked any sort of aggression and punch in their box and they've scored four goals in ours."
"We've got to bounce back from this, and we can certainly put up a better performance than this."
"At the end of the day we were poor and I told them I will not accept that sort of performance," said Stags boss Peter Shirtliff. "So it will be back to basics and there will be a lot of hard work this week.
"But all you can do about a game like that is forget it and move on.
"We just showed how inexperienced we were. We were young, weak and not competitive enough.
"We had no chance really. It looked like men against boys at times.
"We are very limited at the club. I can't just field a team of experienced players when we haven't got them.
"Since I have taken over I have said we are not experienced enough. But it is difficult to get that sort of player to the club at this time of year.
"A young side will get days like this. Young players are inconsistent.
"Press and supporters that were talking about play-offs - there is no chance. Let's get back to reality and let's avoid relegation."
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