Date: 17th November 2010 at 7:25pm
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County boss Paul Simpson lamented a ‘lack of belief and desire’ as County crashed out of the FA Cup with a 4-1 defeat at Peterborough on Tuesday night.

The Posh were 3-0 up by the time Greg Tansey struck from 20 yards out, and County went on to create a hatful more of opportunities before Aaron McLean sealed the home side’s comfortable route into the FA Cup second round and a trip to Bury, who County saw off 1-0 on Saturday.

And Simpson says his men ‘believed they had no chance of winning’ despite proving themselves capable of creating chances against better opposition.

“I don’t think we believed we could get anything out of the game even though we showed in the first half that we were quite capable of creating scoring chances.”

“We never really had the desire to go and throw ourselves at things either and that has to be a disappointment. But we came up against a team who possess two forwards capable of causing chaos and tearing defences apart at the next level up, let alone against us.”

And the ex-Shrewsbury Town boss confirmed he had negotiated an extended loan deal for Wesleigh Fletcher from Burnley, and said he was ‘delighted’ with the progress of the teenager.

“Burnley realise that we’re looking after Wes, he’s been quick and strong up front for us and now he’s got his first with a very well-taken goal, hopefully he can go on a little run because as we see now, we can’t just rely on George Donnelly because then we’re in a pickle when he doesn’t score. Wes can be the lad to fire in a few for us.”


6 Replies to “Simpson: “No Desire.””

  • I hear Simmo say we have “no desire” I kinda know what he meens as I have no desire to pay hard earned money to watch us play so it works both ways I guess.
    I first went to County when Johnny Price was on the wing and have seen some rough times in between but in these tough times I have to say that I would not pay to watch our home games but given that I have a season ticket then I probably will put myself through the garbage Sat afternoon dros.

  • Three pint minimum before the game now for me. Its the only answer. After the Bury result though I think things will pick up and we can survive. The way I feel now is that there has got to be some MAJOR improvements and money for me to renew my ST though come next summer.

  • For sure Kid…..I am not going to renew next season unless some money is invested into County..I am not a charity and if our club do not have a desire to go forward then I wont have the desire to pay good money to watch us play, it sadens me to say that but I am cheesed of to the back teeth of being turned over by very very poor sides at Edgeley Park and coming away from the ground wishing I hadn’t bothered going in the first place. It is ludicrous to expect people to pay to watch when us play when we are garbage

  • I think you and I will not be alone in thinking this. Say hello to sub 3,000 gates next year if we do not see any progress. What gets me as well is the silence from the new owners. Come on guys – show us what the plan is!

  • Yet another good point Kid…..what happened to the boards promise to keep the fans up to date with the clubs future and finances that they announcement when unveiling Simmo as our new manager….lets face it Jose Mourinho and Fergie (Sir Alex) would struggle to get this group of players to perform…a good coach with average players doesn’t work just as good players with an average coach doesn’t work either…Simmo does have a decent track record especially at Carlisle a few years ago and at the start of his reign at Preston….it’s no coincidence that both teams fall from grace coincided with the sale of his better players at both clubs

  • It’s in Simmo’s own hands. Why are they not performing? Why are they so intermittent? Why is he playing players that are not good enough? These things are all in his own hands. Perhaps he needs to look closer to home for not performing. If there is no desire then sort it out you are the boss Simmo.

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