Date: 22nd September 2014 at 3:48pm
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Rob Edwards hosted his former team at Prenton Park last weekend and it didn’t exactly go to plan.

Exeter beat us two one on home soil for apparently the first time in more than 28 years and speaking to the Official Site the manager had to admit that unfortunately on the day the better side had taken all three points.

Tranmere went behind before getting ourselves back on level terms, but Exeter edged their noses in front again and held on until the full time whistle leaving the gaffer to explain.

‘The best side won. I understand people’s disappointment, they couldn’t be more disappointed than myself. We weren’t very good and we looked an inexperienced side. I’ve told the ones I thought did well, the ones who didn’t I’ve told them I’ll tell them in more detail on Monday.’

Edwards goes on to say it’s probably obviously who he will be speaking to but mainly he’s just disappointing that we are still struggling to win games because he knows we are a better side than our results and performances suggest so far but the players have to believe it and start playing like it because they simply have to do better.

‘We weren’t unlucky in the final third, we were poor and lacked punch. We didn’t play to our strengths of the players who came on. Players aren’t reacting quick enough.’

He goes on to say that Jason Koumas’ skill is obvious so when the ball is at his feet people should be looking for a run, they should be looking to break and find space because nine times out of ten he’ll find them. The same as balls going into Kayode Odejayi, he’s going to win more than his fair share of headers and flick ons so players should be moving to look to get on the end of the second ball and it’s not happening.

‘They’re not thinking ‘what do I want to happen’ they’re waiting to see what happens, then reacting and we’re on our heels. The best players have the quickest minds and take a gamble.’

He finishes by saying that as manager he has to blame himself first and foremost, and in doing that he’ll look at what he’s not doing and whether he’s getting his message and instructions across properly, then he’ll ask the staff for their input and heop and ultimately he knows he needs to support the players through this time, and in turn for the players to support him until it comes together properly for us.