Belper Town boss Charlie Palmer unhappy with side’s lack of passion

Match action from Belper Town's defeat. Pic by Tim Harrison
Match action from Belper Town's defeat. Pic by Tim Harrison

Belper Town boss Charlie Palmer slammed his players for showing a lack of passion his players during their 3-0 defeat at Basford United on Saturday.

Blair Anderson opened the scoring and Ruben Wiggins-Thomas scored a goal in each half as Belper United were easily beaten.

An angry Palmer said: “When we conceded I saw an instant drop in the emphasis, I am going to have to change the mindset of some of my players.

“It is hard when you lose in the fashion we did do today, but it is all about me making sure my players keep their heads up and try and sort the mayhem out because there is obviously a lot of work to be done.”

With Belper not playing in the week Palmer has got a full week to further his preparations for the visit of Gresley on Saturday.

“We are training Monday and Thursday, it gives me more time to stamp my authority on this club,” he added.

“At the moment we are too easy to play against, I saw that against Loughborough last week and against a better side on Saturday it was even more evident.

“If you have an understanding of the game, you will know that you have to earn the right to play, to win and to earn your wages.

“We did ok leading up to the goal but soon as the first goal went in our heads dropped and we lost our shape.”

New signing Eric Graves captained the side on his second debut for the club and escaped criticism from the boss.

Palmer said: “Gravesy will always give me 100 per cent, he is a very committed player,

“I have seen what is in front of me and I know it is going to be a challenge, but I am not going to back down from it.

“I want to be here for the long term and I will see what develops in the next three to four weeks regarding me being allowed to bring players in.”