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Allen blast for beaten Robins
17 Nov 2008 - 12:01:19
Cheltenham Town manager Martin Allen slammed the attitude of his players after they lost 3-0 at fellow strugglers Hereford United on Saturday.
The Robins swapped places with the Bulls in the relegation zone following a display which left Allen angry and disappointed.
"The quality on the ball was poor and off the ball there wasn't enough tenacity, spirit or desire," he told the club's official website.
"The game starts at 3 o'clock not five to four.
"Elvis Hammond hasn't played for 18 months and has only trained for two weeks, but look how he came in and how he played and got amongst it.
"He brought energy and desire to the team in the second half and I warned the players on Thursday they had better match up now because I've got some good players waiting to come in.
"Damien Spencer, Hammond and Ashley Vincent came on and did well, Lee Ridley is champing at the bit and both Lewis Montrose and Jonny Hayes are probably disappointed to be left out.
"On Tuesday night (against Oldham) there will be some other ones disappointed and they will have to wait for their chance, because I'm not going to stand and watch that."