Preston North End midfielder Nicky Wroe says there are no excuses for their performance against Walsall...
“What we have to do now is bounce back against Middlesbrough on Tuesday night in the Capital One Cup and give a better account of ourselves than we have today.
“We can’t keep on using we are a new squad excuse when we lose, these kind of performances shouldn’t happen and we let everybody down by making basic errors.
“The fans were excellent today, we didn’t do them any justice this afternoon and gave them nothing to shout about apart from the early goal. Overall we should have done a lot better.
Ready to put things right on Tuesday night against Championship outfit Middlesbrough in the Captial One Cup, Wroe knows they will have to be better if they are going to progress to the fourth round of the competition.
A near 1,000 Preston North End supporters made the trip from Lancashire down the M6 motorway, efforts appreciated by Wroe and his fellow team mates.
“We sat back way too much and it allowed Walsall to get their passing game going and we didn’t do enough to combat that.”
“We started off ok, we got an early goal and we usually kick on from there but we didn’t do that today and we invited a lot of pressure onto ourselves.
“We let ourselves down massively today and there are no excuses, we have to be better than that.
“We are really disappointed, especially after our performance against Hartlepool United on Tuesday night,” said the former Shrewsbury man.
Owning up that the performance simply wasn’t good enough, Wroe admitted to the Club’s official website that North End allowed the hosts too much time on the ball and were punished for their mistakes.
PNE fell to a 3-1 defeat against the Saddlers at the Banks’s Stadium, despite Wroe’s midfield partner Joel Byrom handing the visitors the lead early in the first half.