Date: 2nd December 2013 at 7:06pm
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Manager Graham Westley has said that everybody must take their share of the collective responsibility for the Shrewsbury result.

Speaking to the Official Site following the three one loss, Westley didn’t really hide his frustration at our performance on the day and was really quite honest in his appraisal.

‘Let’s face facts. There were so many areas of the park where we were short of problem solving, of appetite, of good habits, of tactical nous. There were so many areas where we were short that the whole team has to take responsibility.’

Westley goes on to discuss the second and third goals for Shrewsbury describing them both as ‘horrible passages of play’. Adding for himself that with the second goal he was stood there counting four or five players who could’ve done something ‘different’ to stop the goal from happening and that is basically half a team just not doing what you would expect of them and for him it points to the fact that the mentality within the camp isn’t strong enough.

Adding further that for him he didn’t see enough urgency, hunger, desire or seeing players stepping up to take control and be counted, as everyone seemed to be leaving instances for someone else to deal with instead of taking charge themselves.

‘It’s not what I’m used to watching and not what I want to see going forward.’

Despite all that negativity, Westley did point out some things that he could take heart from as he felt we had ‘some good moments’ in the second half in terms of chance creation and also had a reasonable shout for a penalty which would have put a brighter look on the score line but we just didn’t maintain that kind of pressure on them consistently enough during the match to have got something from it.