Players lacking effort? Not on my watch, says Neil Young

By James Shepherd on Oct 18, 10 10:22 AM in

Neil Young has vowed to replace the players he feels are under-performing after Chester FC blew the chance to move level on points at the top of the Evo-Stik League First Division North on Saturday.

He said: "I'm not going over the top - this is my job and I'm not prepared to put my neck on the line for those sorts of performances.

"Ultimately the buck stops with me. I'll be the one getting criticised - rightly - because I put the team on the pitch, but if I'm going to take criticism I'm going to take criticism for the right reasons.

"My sides never ever lack effort on the pitch but there were certain individuals out there who lacked effort."

"I want players who want to be playing here and want to be playing for this team but, particularly after we scored, I was looking at them and wondering whether they wanted the ball as they were going into areas where they were never going to receive it.

"It was just very disappointing as a game like that is one in which our players should excel. They sat off us and gave us time on the ball to pass, and against teams like that it is all about movement. But if you don't move and don't create space for others you're never going to break them down."

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