Gray issues angry battle cry to beleaguered players
- Credit: Archant
St Albans joint manager James Gray has challenged his players to buck their ideas up or be shipped out of Clarence Park.
Those strong words followed last Saturday’s 1-0 home defeat to Vanarama National League South leaders Bath City.
Frankie Artus’ spot kick was the difference between the two sides but, with the Somerset side missing a host of chances to embellish the scoreline, Gray was left “annoyed” at the full-time whistle.
Gray told the Herts Ad: “Too many players were off it and I know for a fact they’re better than what they are but if they haven’t got the stomach for a fight they’ll be moved out.
“I can assure that I will be looking to try and bring someone who has got the stomach.
“I said at the end of last season, if we get beat, we get beat fighting but we didn’t have enough fighters out there.
“They’re lacking in confidence but I won’t use that as an excuse because the boys are bigger than that.
- 1 St Albans gang members jailed for running cannabis factory network
- 2 Where and when can you see Santa's float in St Albans?
- 3 Man wanted for criminal damage at The Horn pub
- 4 Area Guide: The popular Camp area of St Albans
- 5 Omicron variant: Confirmed case in Hertfordshire says health boss Jim McManus
- 6 Restaurant review: Christmas at The Ivy in St Albans
- 7 Met police officer pleads not guilty to 20 charges including seven rapes
- 8 St Albans city centre road closures reduce spaces for Blue Badge holders
- 9 St Albans named among UK's best places for Christmas activities
- 10 Hit and run on deadly Redbourn Road
“For 20 minutes we were okay but for the other 70 minutes we were nowhere near good enough and I have let the boys know that.”