Date: 6th April 2010 at 3:19pm
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County boss Gary Ablett was critical of his side’s ‘lack of belief’ in the 2-1 defeat at Carrow Road as The Hatters slid to within just one more loss of certain relegation this season.

Jabo Ibehre stunned the league leaders with an equaliser on the 12 minute mark, and despite a good, brave showing against The Canaries, Ablett was disappointed that County couldn’t ‘grab the initiative’ and ‘take the game to Norwich’ in the second-half.

‘If we had had the belief to go and play like we can do in the second-half, we could have possibly got something from the game.’

‘The situation we find ourselves in dictates that when things get tough, we find it difficult to step on from where we are.’

County will probably be relegated on Saturday if Yeovil win at Edgeley Park OR if results go against us, as we lie 16 points from safety with six games to go.

But the 44-year-old Scouser says ‘whether we’re relegated or not, there’s still something to play for’ for his team.

‘We’ll go into the remaining fixtures with pride and to do well for the fans. You have to remember we’re all playing for our futures here.’

‘We’ve got six games to go now so there is still 18 points to play for. Whether we get relegated or stay up, we’ve got something to play for.’


4 Replies to “Ablett: ‘We Didn’t Play As Well As We Can’”

  • Feel for him. We’re all going on about Gannon (who can blame us?) but we have to remember there isn’t even a vacancy here. This guy’s been brought here under false pretences let’s be honest, and he’s seen it through til the end. Having said that, football’s a results business and there’s no room for sentiment.

  • Yep. Pretty much sums things up. Also reflets very badly on Jim Melrose… has he still got the County JM training top he had before he brought in Ablett?

  • Who’s to say what GA would have achieved with the right resources and finances? My guess is that he would not have ripped up trees but he certainly would have kept us up this season. I really hope the 2015 group succeed but my guess (and this is only local rumour in Northwich) is that Gannon is on his way to Crewe – all this talk of him getting involved with the 2015 consortium is I am afraid dreamland. Thursday is last chance saloon – just hope for the best!!!

  • I had heard Oldham may be Jims next port of call. We may have survived this year if GA AND John Ward were at the helm this season but I do worry about next season with GA only.

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