Date: 18th February 2015 at 1:43am
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Manager Micky Adams has said that Tranmere can have no excuses following our two nil loss to York at the weekend as simply put that was as poor as we’ve played since he came in as gaffer as Rob Edwards’ replacement.

Speaking to the Official Site following the game, the gaffer rather matter of factly stated.

‘We can’t gloss over it, that’s as poor as we’ve played. We never got going. There were two teams and one team wanted it. They came out with a bit of fire in their bellies and we should expect that, but we never got going at all.’

The disappointment for Adams was that having selected an attacking team on the day and with his belief that Iain Hume was ready for the game, he was disappointed with all four forwards on the day as they just didn’t cause York’s backline nearly enough problems across the hole game.

‘We never caused their back four problems, never took responsibility in the final third. All in all it was a poor day and the fans deserve better than that.’

He also conceded that the service to the forwards just wasn’t good enough either, and we didn’t use the wings well enough or get people into dangerous positions to try and make something happen.

‘It certainly wasn’t a pitch you could run with so we needed to pass quicker. We broke their midfield lines on a couple of occasions and then for some reason turn back.’

He went on to say that ultimately he takes the responsibility and he has broad shoulders for that, but he has to question whether the players will take their share of the criticism following a showing like that as for him, everybody needs to ‘look in the mirror’.

‘It hurts, but it’s not fatal. We need to pick ourselves up quickly. We’ve given ourselves a great opportunity to push up the table, that opportunity is still there for us but we need to be better. Our mentality to the game was wrong.’