Livid Bolton Wanderers manager Gary Megson has slammed some of his fringe first-team players who he believes have let the club down in the last few weeks.
Megson had hoped that injuries to Johan Elmander and Matt Taylor, along with Gary Cahill's suspension, would give other players the chance to shine.
However, since beating Stoke City on the opening day of the campaign, the Trotters have lost at Newcastle United and Fulham, and drawn with West Brom.
The 2-1 defeat at Craven Cottage on Saturday was particularly galling for Megson, who told the Bolton News: "It rankles a little bit when people come telling me what they can do, or what they used to do, and yet it isn't happening now.
"It annoys me when people come knocking on my door and say they should be in the team and then don't take the opportunity.
"I don't expect everyone to play well every week, but I'd certainly expect them to go about things in a better manner."