Just not good enough - boss

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BOSS Neil Aspin looked shellshocked after watching Town throw away a two-goal lead in the final 23 minutes of Saturday’s game at Hinckley.

The Shaymen were cruising to a second successive win - and eighth place in the Blue Square Bet North table - before conceding three goals as they crashed to a 3-2 defeat

And Aspin acknowledged that the display in the final quarter of the game had simply not been good enough.

“The players have let themselves down, the club down and me down,” he said. “I have never been as annoyed in all my time as manager at the club.

“I felt very comfortable because Hinckley had not had a shot. Then we conceded the first goal and went as a team.

“It is really hard to put into words how I feel, but the bottom line is it is not good enough.

“It was the whole team that switched off, not any particular individuals.

“They didn’t do their jobs and went to sleep and when the momentum swung you could see what was going to happen. It leaves a bitter taste in the mouth.

“I know the supporters are disappointed, but there is no one more disappointed than me by the manner of the defeat.

“I have not criticised the players over the years I have been in charge but I was not happy with a lot of things I saw.

“We have to try to make changes and we have a couple of people who weren’t playing who can hopefully come in and do better.”

Aspin has yet to dip into the cash raised by the recent sale of Jamie Vardy and may have to do so soon to rectify the problems.

“To be honest you start off thinking you need a forward, but on the evidence of Saturday’s game we need a lot of other players as well,” he said.

“You have to give the players a number of games and if they are not good enough you have to replace them.

“The last 20 minutes was not good enough and you know what happens in football: either the players go or the manager goes.”

The real bright spot was the performance of Terry Dixon on his Town debut.

“Dixon was excellent,” said Aspin. “I thought he was our best player.

“His footwork, ball retention and passing were all really good and it is a shame he ended up playing in a defeat because he certainly didn’t deserve it.”

Town’s day had started badly when James Dean complained of a stiff back on the journey down to Hinckley and they lost Gregg Anderson with a dislocated shoulder early in the first half.

Nicky Gray was not at the game having made a temporary switch to Worksop.