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21st December 2002 20:26

Audio interview with Keith Curle from Radio Nottingham (RealPlayer needed)

Audio interview with Glynn Hodges from Radio Sheffield (RealPlayer needed)

Barnsley Caretaker-boss Glyn Hodges said: "I'm absolutely devastated. We played okay in the first half, but didn't seem to have the stomach for the fight in the second half.

"You need that sort of fight when you are in a situation like we are. We were okay in the first half, but with that sort of pressure you have got to score goals and we've said that too many times this season.

"We seemed to lack the killer instinct and we're not ruthless enough. It's all about how the players respond now."

REDS caretaker boss Glyn Hodges gave his thoughts on today's embarrassing defeat at Oakwell against basement club Mansfield Town.

He said: “I think to say I am disappointed is an understatement. I feel absolutely devastated. I just can't work them out – they play like that in the first half and then do that in the second.

“All credit to them but they worked on their game, showed a lot of energy but our lot did not have the stomach for the fight today. That is what we needed in a relegation battle.

“We have lots of options and the team may change on Boxing Day and it is up to the ones who have the shirts to hold onto them and some under-performed today. I do not think that they can moan if they do not get that shirt back on Boxing Day.

“I felt we did alright in the first half. We played quite well but I think there is not much you can do about the penalty. He gave it but I felt the one on Bruce earlier was similar.

“We got out of jail twice because Morgan could have been given a red card and he hit the bar. I felt that was a wake up call and it would be our day but you have to make it your day and we did not do that.

“They came out and were too much for us after the break. When we have that amount of pressure we have to score it is as simple as that”.


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