Thursday 18 July 2019

Performance was 'unacceptable' says Hoops boss Bradley

Shamrock Rovers manager Stephen Bradley branded his side's performance 'unacceptable' as they suffered a 2-0 defeat to Sligo Rovers at The Showgrounds on Friday night.

Bradley accepted that his side were second best for most of the night, but was left angered by their display.

"I'm disappointed. We weren't good enough and didn't deserve anything from the game.".

Apart from a handful of chances in the opening 10 minutes, the Hoops rarely threatened the goal of Mitchell Beeney.

"We should have been ahead in the first 5/10 minutes, we had one or two chances. But other than that, we didn't do enough to have an impact on the game. We were slow in our possession and sloppy, no tempo out of possession. No we didn't deserve anything.

"We just switched off, we just looked like we switched off. You can't do that in this league. It doesn't matter how good or bad you do, you get punished. We obviously switched off tonight and got punished.

"It's not good enough. It's not acceptable. They're professional players. That's not acceptable."

Bradley's job was the subject of much speculation during the season, but he was defiant and stuck it out, finishing third and sealing European football. But, he says that was not an achievement.

Sligo Champion