No quality teams - Cummins

Last updated : 26 February 2010 By Bigrich.....

Speaking in the Advertiser this week, after he featured in the game with Shrewsbury Micky said:

"As I see it, there's teams of individuals but no quality teams," "Promotion is

there for us to take and if we throw it away we can only look at ourselves. The standard is a bit lower and we have to keep our standards.

"There's a lot of teams that were part time four or five years ago coming into the league and a lot of the better players keep getting plucked out. Also, clubs at our level don't have a lot of money to spend and they're taking a punt on players in non-league."

Micky added: "It seems now that it's the teams with the bigger squads that do well—ourselves, Shrewsbury, Notts County and Rochdale, who have always had a core of good quality players.

"With the adversity they're going through, I don't know whether Bournemouth will be there towards the end. It might be a side like Shrewsbury who come through. They've a lot of players and a big budget for this league."

There has been plenty of criticism's of the pitch at Don Valley, and Tuesday night it was very heavy, especially at the U2 end. The players had two days of to recover, but Micky says that player's still have to be sensible how they spend their time off, Micky saying: "We've had two days off but you have to do the right things—eat right, drink right and get the legs up. The wives look after the kids!" he joked.

"It's a squad game now. I came in and played 75 minutes on Monday. I was maybe a bit leggy towards the end because of a lack of games but hopefully I'll be involved tomorrow.

"The Shrewsbury match was a game of two halves. We had something like ten or 12 shots in the first 15 or 20 minutes but it's the same old story—we didn't capitalise and they equalised.
"In the second half they stepped up a gear. They put the ball in behind us and we never got going. Maybe we put too much into the first half. The pitch was a bit soft but it was the same for them.

"It's another tester (at Burton) this weekend and at Rochdale on Tuesday. We need to stay unbeaten and pick points up away from home because it's a tough run-in."

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