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Westley criticises PNE squad

Westley, who has only won three of his last 19 matches has told the BBC he was shocked by the 'mediocrity' of the PNE squad.

Westley told BBC radio Lancashire: 'Every day I see standards that show me they haven't got a clue what winning is all about. That's going to be a thing of the past.'

'We're going to see people raising the bar every day they come to work, people who are enthusiastic and privileged to be a part of what they're part of, and fighting with every ounce of sweat and blood in their body to make sure that we're a success.'

This is not the first time Westley has come out critising the PNE squad, after the Sheffield Wednesday game Westley accused his squad of leaking team news and tactics to the opposition.

Westley won back to back promotions with Stevenage taking them from the conference to league 1 in two season but has struggled so far at North End.

'It's been probably the most frustrating period of my entire managerial career,'

'I've never been used to winning so few games and I've never had to show so much compromise with a squad in my life.'

Westley also told the BBC:

'If I hadn't been as tolerant as I've been, our results wouldn't have gone in the slightly positive direction they've gone in.

'If they'd have seen the real me, we probably would have had a big fall-out and there could have been a real problem at the club.

'I've had to tread carefully around some of the most mediocre standards I've ever seen in my life.

'Those days are going to be behind us. We're going to be able to wipe the slate clean and do things in a professional, disciplined, organised, together and winning way.

'The nonsense will stop and I can't wait for it to stop because it's been a very difficult period.

'People don't know the half of it. If they did, I'm sure a few eyes would pop out of their heads.'

The Journalist

Writer: BurnsyPNE Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Thursday April 26 2012

Time: 9:14PM


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