With Brentford having not won in an club record eighteen games, the manager has demanded that his players buck up their ideas,
"The result was embarassing."
"Not only was it a local derby but it was a vital game for us and I think we let ourselves down"
Reports from the ground yesterday suggested that Fitzgerald kept his players locked in the dressing room for over an hour following the 4-1 loss against The Lions. Upon being made the manager Fizgerald did suggest that changes would be made as soon as possible but he promised,
"I have been telling them a few home truths for weeks but we keep letting silly goals in and keep missing the target at the other end."
"But I knew the situation when I took the job and I am not just going to roll over. I was never relegated as a player and I don't intend to start as a manager."
"I could not have given any more in recent weeks and to be honest there has been improvement but I have told the players here that they've got Saturday's game and the game at Swansea to show me whether they see themselves as having a future here."
"I will give it everything - now we will see how many of them are prepared to do the same."