Strachan Struggles To Turn The Tide!

Last updated : 22 November 2009 By Boro Mad


Gordon Strachan: "I'm happy with the way we started the game and the first 30 to 35 minutes, but not happy with the rest of the game

"The two games we played before this (defeats to Plymouth and Crystal Palace) I felt we could have won, but the most likely team to win this game was Nottingham Forest.

"I thought the back four and (goalkeeper) Brad (Jones) played well but the most important thing in football is to score goals and I don't think we were much of a threat to be honest.

"Our retention of the ball was poor and when we got it back we rushed things, so you struggle from there.

"Have I made progress? It doesn't look like it, no. Not at all. It's not been a great three weeks for the players, for me or for the fans.

"My concern just now is making us into a better team.

"We have to try and find a formula or a formation that gives us more of a goal threat.

"At the moment I can't put my finger on it and it's something you have to get.

"Every job is a big challenge. I didn't think it was going to be easy, that's for sure. I'm not a silly man.

"We're judged as players and managers when we walk out of the door. But people can be unhappy just now, I understand that."