Sturrock: 'Always wanted to be on coat tails of play-offs'; Waddock: 'Don't want to speak to them'
By westfield shrimper
Updated Tuesday, 15th February 2011
Both Southend United manager Paul Sturrock and Wycombe Wanderers boss Gary Waddock had their say after the Shrimpers sensational 3-2 victory at Roots Hall Tuesday evening.
Sturrock: 'I had words at half-time'
What a second half!
When son of Luggy missed our penalty, and then Wycombe scored their own on 89 minutes, it seemed fair to say we had blown our chances to pick up the win, until Captain Craig stepped up and struck as sweet a winner as you're likely to see this side of Essex 13 seconds into time added on!
Whatever Blues boss said at the break certainly did the business, from not one shot on target in the first 45 to three goals and, more importantly, three points, only three away from the play-off zone.
Sturrock told BBC Essex: "I had words at half-time. I think we shaded the second half in terms of the goals we needed, we were a much better side. [In the] first half we were not at the races. We are climbing the table very, very slowly and I always wanted to be on the coat tails of the play-offs."
If you can speak Scottish, the full interview is here:
Waddock: 'We shot ourselves in the foot yet again'
Meanwhile, Chairboys manager Gary Waddock was not a happy bunny and ordered his side in for extra training on their day off Wenesday after they conceded a stoppage time winner when they had pulled back an equalising spot-kick with only a minute left on the clock!
Waddock told www.buckinghamshireexaminer.co.uk: "I have not said anything to them but they will be in tomorrow morning. I don't want to speak to them when I am in this mood and will do it in a calmer manner in the morning."
Oh dear! However, it has to be said, they did rather balls it up! Their second consequtive away defeat in three days.
Waddock continued: "A lack of concentration or desire or whatever you want to call it has seen us concede a goal and results in us leaving her with nothing. If you give away cheap free kicks the amount of times we did in the first and second-half then you will get punished. We got ourselves right back into it at the end and, within minutes, we concede a third."
A reasonable reflection of the game that sees Wycombe drop out of the automatic promotion places.
The former Aldershot boss concluded: "We shot ourselves in the foot yet again. We warned them about set-plays before the game and at half-time. For 45 minutes we did okay but were extremely poor in the second-half. You have to do the basics of defending and that is the nitty-gritty side. We have dropped a number of points over these last few games."
For a local view of the game, go here: