Defeat was "unacceptable'' says Bentley
SHRIMPS' boss Jim Bentley apologised to fans after Saturday's FA Cup exit.
Bentley described his side's performance in the 3-0 defeat as “unacceptable” and found it difficult to his his disappointment after the game.
He said: “It’s very, very disappointing.
“The only two positives that have come out of today are Chris McCready and Marcus Marshall getting minutes on the pitch.
“But apart from that right throughout the team it wasn’t good enough.
“I’m not the type of person to accept what I’ve seen and I’ve told the players that.
“It’s the FA Cup, it’s the best competition in the world, we’ve got a home draw, it could be easier, but we didn’t show enough today.
“I’d like to apologise to the fans because that is not acceptable.
“If I could change three-quarters of the team next week I would do.
Bentley said his side were off the pace all day - even from the warm up.
He said: "We looked a little lacklustre in the warm-up after some of them arrived late because of the fire on the M6 and we never really got any better.
“It was a shocking first 10 minutes and that’s where we’ve lost the game.
“They worked harder than us, they chased us down, forced mistakes. I just can’t get my head round it - FA Cup football against a team that haven’t beaten us since we came up.
“I’m driving to the ground thinking: ‘I wish I was playing again’.
“It only comes round once a season. It’s not acceptable.”