WISBECH: Taylor tells his players to 'shape up or move on'.
By ADAM LAZZARI RIDGEONS PREMIER DIVISION Wisbech Town 2 Dereham Town 6 WISBECH Town boss Steve Taylor has said his players performed like school children in the second-half of their last competitive match at Fenland Park and he wants to make big changes
By ADAM LAZZARI
RIDGEONS PREMIER DIVISION
Wisbech Town 2 Dereham Town 6
WISBECH Town boss Steve Taylor has said his players performed like school children in the second-half of their last competitive match at Fenland Park and he wants to make big changes at the club.
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After Scott Cubberley gave Wisbech a 19th-minute lead the Fenmen fell apart and conceded six second-half goals before Cubberley knocked in a late consolation goal.
Taylor said: "Too many players were making silly mistakes all over the pitch. There was a lack of passion and desire and after we took the lead some players thought they could just stroll through the match. There's no excuse for it.
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"I told the players after the match they had let me down, let the supporters down and worst of all let themselves down."
Wisbech will be looking to bounce back on Wednesday when they travel to Cambridge United's Abbey Stadium for a tough league match against CRC.
Taylor said: "I'll speak to the players before the match and tell them it's time to shape up or go elsewhere.
"I'm not prepared to accept another performance like Saturday's.
"I've been patient with the players so far but I'll do whatever I can to win matches."
Taylor has been taking some heavy criticism from some sections of the Wisbech fans, who believe he is fielding too many players from outside the Wisbech area.
He said: "I'm the manager and the supporters who pay their money to come and see the team have every right to express their views.
"But on Saturday I had seven players from Wisbech in my starting team and two on the bench.
"I heard some groans from the fans when I took Jason Pease off with people saying, 'oh, he's taking off another Wisbech lad', but the player was injured."
After Saturday's match, Taylor issued a statement on the club's website, apologising to the supporters for his team's display.