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Tony "sick" of defensive incapabilities

The boss was critical of his side's display in south Yorkshire, and says he will be ruthless in the summer

3 March 2019

Tony Mowbray has confessed that he's "sick" of his side conceding soft goals, following defeat at Rotherham United on Saturday afternoon.

Once again, Mowbray's men scored twice on the road, but hesitant defending proved to be the undoing for Rovers, who shipped a trio of cheap goals at the New York Stadium.

And speaking afterwards, an emotional Mowbray told iFollow Rovers that he'll be ruthless in the next transfer window.

“Groundhog day is the description of the day I think," the boss said when discussing the defeat.

"I'm sick of it, the supporters are sick of it and I hope the players are sick of it again.

“The problems are there, they're in our face. Is it tactical? I don't think so. Whether we play a back four, whether we play five in midfield, we lose three goals every game almost.

“It's about what's in your stomach. We have to defend, head it, use your body, be a man.

“Up until the end of January we were flying and on the cusp of the play-offs," he added.

“I'm not going to give up on the lads, but what I do have to do for the supporters and the football club, is if the players can't do it, we have to replace and move forward.

“The supporters expect that to happen, and the next chance we have to do that is in the summer.”


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