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Pope takes swipe at Crewe
05 Jun 2009 - 11:25:04
Departed striker Tom Pope has accused Crewe Alexandra of a lack of support following his switch to Rotherham.
Pope, 23, revealed he decided to leave Gresty Road after becoming disillusioned with the club's management during last season which ended in relegation.
The new £150,000 Millers striker told BBC Radio Stoke: "People had more chances than me. If I had a poor game, I would be out for four weeks.
"It wasn't something I was looking to do, but I felt it was the time to give myself a new challenge and move on.
"No-one at Crewe ever told me if I was doing a decent job. They told me the things I did wrong, but they never gave me any chance to build my confidence or give me any encouragement.
"It started to get me down towards the end, it was frustrating but that's football. I wanted a new challenge and I've got one at Rotherham."