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Murray's message to kids

21 February 2013

We lacked drive, determination and desire

Paul Murray was critical of Latics' reserve-team players following last night's 2-1 Central League defeat at Tranmere Rovers.

The 36-year-old midfield man, who was asked to take charge of the side, questioned the attitude of the young players.

Murray (pictured) said: "There was a lack of drive, determination and desire in our young squad.

"They are the qualities which have helped me achieve 19 years in the game.

"And the players must realise that without those things, some of them will have short careers in the game."

Murray was especially disappointed with Latics' first-half showing and the "poor" goals they conceded.

He added that Latics were better in the second half when a Daniel Taylor penalty gave them a foothold back into the game.

Murray said: "We had some chances late in the opening half and more in the second, but goals change games.

"We went 4-2-4 towards the end to try to get something from the game, but it was not to be."

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