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Waddock: I take responsibility
GARY Waddock says he takes full responsibility for Wanderers’ precarious position in League One as a “disastrous” defeat to Walsall left them five points adrift.
He said confidence is rock bottom amongst the Blues players as they were turned over by their fellow strugglers to sink to the foot of the table.
But he said they were giving it their all, and Wanderers’ position in the table is down to him.
Waddock said: “I put the pressure on myself. No one’s happy, I’m the first one to admit I’m not pleased with where we are.
“I’ve put together that group of players. It’s my team and I take full responsibility for that. The players have given me everything they’ve got, and it’s my responsibility.
“It’s a disastrous result. Credit to Walsall, they took advantage and got three points.”
The Blues boss said however the season isn’t over yet, despite his team’s desperate position in the league.
They could be as many as eight points from safety when they kick off against Hartlepool next Saturday but Waddock said: “There’s enough games to turn it around, there’s points at stake. We’ve been here before. It’s a case of keep going – you don’t know what’s going to happen, you don’t know what will come.”
He conceded however that is easier said than done given the low morale in the camp, with defeat against Walsall coming hot on the heels of another disappointing reverse against Yeovil Town.
He said: “It’s hard for them because it’s draining. Week after week you go a goal down and it’s energy sapping and very difficult to get themselves out of the current situation we’re all in.
“We need a win, simple as that. That confidence, that belief – the longer it goes without you getting that win, the harder it becomes.
“Everyone looks at the league table, it’s not very pleasing or encouraging for anybody.
“The quicker you get a result and the quicker you get that confidence and belief – it gives us a chance. The longer it goes on, the harder it becomes.”
Waddock added: “It’s been very disappointing, the last two games. We’re low, put it that way.
“We can’t get any lower. We’ve got to dust ourselves down, keep going, keep working hard and hope that it turns for you.”