Last updated : 27 January 2003 By editor

'It was not acceptable,' he said. 'We had players who didn't fight as hard as we would have expected and that should be the easy bit. The first 15 minutes of the second half was abysmal and we have let the fans down. My position is not helped by each defeat but I have never been a person who would give in to anything and I am not thinking about walking away.’

'For all the disappointments we have had this season this was the first time I could accuse a number of my players of not fighting all the way through to the end, but I could point the finger at a few today.'