Latics embarrassed at Hereford

Last updated : 18 January 2009 By The Chairman
A despondent John Sheridan has viewed the 5-0 embarrassment dished out at Hereford United as the lowest point of his managerial career. The Bulls were rampant and tore the Latics apart right from the kick off, led by first half hat trick from leading scorer Steve Guinan. Ainsworth added another two goals and the Hereford faithful were singing "We want six" before the end of the game which just added to Athletic's mysery.

Manager Sheridan told Latics World, "I want to apologise to the fans who travelled down here today because we were just shocking - embarrassing. This is the lowest point of my short time as being a manager, and I want to say sorry because our performance was absolutely abysmal. There are no words I can use to describe the performance we gave."

"There were no positives at all. Some of our players turned up thinking it would be too easy and we've had a kick in the teeth today. It's not on at all. Hereford are fighting for their lives and we gifted them two goals in the first ten minutes. Our defending was shocking. This is my biggest defeat and I hope the players are hurting as much as I am. I apologise to the fans for this performance and believe me it won't happen again."

"Before the game, all the players were talking about how they were expecting a battle, but they just weren't up for that battle. They ran away, they got bullied and they got battered. I am embarrassed and if the fans want to moan and groan then they have every right to because we were shocking today. I will not stand for a team of mine playing the way they did."