Fitzgerald unhappy at Bees showing

Last updated : 07 December 2006 By Smallsy
Two games into his caretaker reign as Brentford Manager and Scott Fitzgerald's plans to change the fortunes of the clubs have been torn into tatters but what he believes are 'two bad on the pitch performances'.

Fitzgerald came out in the week to praise his players for their effort and after a 2-1 victory over a Tottenham reserve side, the caretaker was full of confidence ahead of the Doncaster Rovers clash.

However a series of errors and several poor performances the side slipped to their worst defeat of the season and Fitzgerald pulled no punches in his assesment of the game,

"They let themselves and the supporters down."

"There have been too many performances like that this year. It's no good being disappointed in the changing room after the game. The way you put it right is out on he pitch and not enough of them did."

Fitzgerald claimed that only Clark Masters did enough to come out of the game with any credit and said,

"It was everything, lack of quality, lack of effort, lack of desire. The whole package. It's very difficult to change it. They've got nothing to prove to me as players but they've got everything to prove to the fans."

Having been beaten by Cheltenham in the game that could have seemingly gone either way, the bees caretaker was unhappy with the lack of desire which his side showed in their latest game,

"Teams get through a season just on desire, that will take you a long way. Then you need the technical ability to take you to the top. But you need the desire first."

"Only the players can answer the question about whether their desire is missing. Each player will have to look at himself and ask why we haven't won so many games, or even scored. There are no problems on the training field on in the changing room, te problem is when we get on the pitch."