We just didnt perform - Warne

Last updated : 29 October 2019 By Millersmad

"We just didn't perform anywhere near the levels required,  The lads said themselves that they thought a few of them under-performed, Which is regrettable because after our midweek display, back-to-back wins would have put us possibly third with a game in hand.

“It was a good opportunity for us and, if we’re going to have a successful season, we need to get back-to-back wins. Today we didn’t. They got a goal early and frustrated us. We didn’t play at our best and didn’t switch the ball enough and played down the same side a bit too much. In fairness to Wycombe, credit to them they came here and did a job on us. They’ve taken the points, which they fully deserve."

If we could have backed up our excellence in midweek we could have shot up the table and it would have been rosy.  Our performance just wasn’t good enough. In fairness to Wycombe, they played at Blackpool Tuesday night which isn’t a short journey for them. If we’d have looked jaded towards the end of the game, it’s not an excuse from the start. After we went a goal down, we didn’t look confident. That’s a worry and it’s our job as coaches to put the confidence in the lads.

“We’ve had a discussion with the lads in the dressing room, If our home form was anywhere near our away form, we’d be absolutely flying. I am making excuses and it is a young team that will get better as the season goes on. But they’ll only get better if they perform and win football matches.

“We didn’t force their ‘keeper into any saves. The best chance was Smudge’s header first half. Smudge himself would expect to hit the target but I felt all the set-pieces, we never got second contact and sometimes you need a ricochet but it just wasn’t to be today. I’m disappointed with the goal we conceded and conceding at home early on added to the pressure.”

"If we are going to have a successful season we need to put back-to-back wins together and play better than that," Warne added.