Belper Town boss Jon Fraggatt slams lacklustre performance

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New Belper Town boss Jon Froggatt has branded their 2-0 defeat against Frickley as the worst display since he took over at the helm.

The 2-0 defeat leaves Belper rock-bottom of the league and with major problems ahead.

Froggatt was this week confirmed as Belper Town’s Manager on a permanent basis, along with assistant Manager Mark Ward.

Said Froggatt: “We’ve played against an average team, who played average on the day, and we were more than capable of going there and taking something from the game.

“Instead, we’ve played poor and it’s certainly the worst performance since me and Mark have been in charge.

“When you’re down the bottom, you never seem to get the rub of the green as they say.

“When you look at the two goals we conceded, the first has come four minutes into added time in the first half, and I’m wondering where that amount of time has come from?

“Then the second goal from the spot is certainly not a penalty. Don’t get me wrong, we didn’t deserve anything from the game, but we also didn’t deserve to concede two goals like that.”

“It’s been quite draining for the lads recently, because we’re playing twice a week with not much time to train, and when you’re down the bottom and results aren’t going your way, it can take a lot out of you. However, we need to man up.”

Despite recent results, the manager and his assistant have continued to improve the squad, securing a major coup in bringing back fans favourite Richard Adams.

“Bringing Ado back into the squad is huge for us, and I was gutted when he left. However, he is back now and he’ll improve us no end.”

“We also have Chris Jones back which is a relief, and I thought Aaron Pride was outstanding in the game, so we do look a lot stronger there now.”

“We’re continuing to look for signings. This isn’t really mine and Mark’s squad, and we’re looking to put our stamp on it and we’re working every day to find new players. Hopefully over the next week or so we can bring in one or two more.”

“Me and Mark are over the moon that the board have decided to back us, and we will be doing everything we can to lift the team. We all just need to believe in ourselves more.”

The Nailers host their next two league fixtures at the Marston’s Stadium, the first coming against Stourbridge on Tuesday evening, 7:45pm kick off.