Don’t blame Mick Wadsworth says Pools star Paul Murray

Paul Murray passes the ball out to Pools left. Picture by FRANK REID
Paul Murray passes the ball out to Pools left. Picture by FRANK REID
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PAUL Murray admits manager Mick Wadsworth must be astounded at his side’s sudden collapse, writes CRAIG HOPE.

Pools were thumped 4-0 by league leaders Charlton Athletic on Saturday as their slump extended to a fifth defeat in six matches.

But Murray (pictured) insists the under-performing players owe it to their boss to turn around the club’s faltering fortunes.

“I feel for Mick, I really do,” the 35-year-old told SportMail.

“We’re doing all the same things we were during that unbeaten run, so nothing has changed from his side of things.

“We’re just not doing it for him at the moment.

“That’s nothing to do with Mick and the lads have got to take it on the chin and do something about it.”

Pools will now prepare for Saturday’s trip to Leyton Orient looking to arrest a slide which has seen them drop 10 places in League One.

Wadsworth has hinted he will adopt a different approach for the game in East London, having reverted to a 4-4-2 formation for the weekend defeat against the Addicks.

It was not the first time Pools have altered formation or personnel in recent weeks and Murray believes that proves the loss of form is down to the mental approach of the players.

“It’s hard to pick a team to win because we’ve changed formation and everything and everyone has had a go,” he went on.

“We went back to basics on Saturday, what we’ve been successful with, and it didn’t work.

“There’s another idea chalked off and we’ve got to look at something else.

“So that must show it’s about individual character.

“Everyone has to go home and individually look at themselves. If you’re professional you should do that.

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