SHIRTLIFF, BARKER AND SMITH REACTION
Audio interview with Peter Shirtliff from BBC Radio Nottingham (RealPlayer needed)
Audio interview with Richard Barker from BBC Radio Nottingham (RealPlayer needed)
Smith: 'We are not good enough.....'
Wrexham boss Denis Smith with his views on the 3-0 loss to the Stags at field mill....
Speaking to the official Wrexham website, Smith said "I'm extremely disappointed and this is not the kind of situation I have been used to in all my years as a manager.
"We know we have problems and you could see from the fact that I tried three different systems today that I'm willing to change things as we look for an answer.
"It doesn't help when we defend like we did today!
"We came into the match with a plan and for 20 minutes it looked like it was working. Then - bang, someone goes and makes a silly mistake, which costs you.
"For their second goal, you think no, he can't get in there from a boot up field. I've got internationals playing back there, so there is no way they should be scoring in those situation.
"If we tried that, then surely they would defend better against us than we did.
"At half time I've told that we can still get back into this and I've altered the system a little bit. Two-nil doesn't mean we are out of it, but when they got the third we were struggling.
"At the moment we don't look like a side that is going to pull itself back into a match. Chris Llewellyn had that chance just before half time and it might have made a difference if he had scored then.
"We have to face the fact that we are not good enough at the moment."
Delighted Stags boss Peter Shirtliff said: "That was fantastic - a great performance in all departments.
"I thought we looked positive and threatening on many occasion and the final scoreline was no injustice.
"It was good to have Matt Hamshaw back. He has the quality on the ball and if he had scored the one when he went all the way through it would have been goal of the season.
"I was pleased for Richie Barker to grab two goals, he has worked hard on the field and in training and deserved them.
"I was also pleased with Carl Muggleton just before half time when we went to sleep for a split second and he came to our rescue.
"Goalkeepers are there to make saves, but I was chuffed to bits for him that he made it as it kept us a clean sheet which was important."
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