The Worksop Town players felt the full wrath of their manager after Saturday’s poor showing at Garforth.
With a huge month ahead, Mark Shaw wanted to ensure his squad got the message that he expects more than they exhibited in the first game of 2015.
A post-mortem on the pitch after the full-time whistle was followed by a gruelling training session on Monday night as Shaw laid down the law.
“The players felt the full wrath on Monday night,” he said.
“We stood on the pitch for a good 15 minutes and I laid into the majority of them, and they ran for near enough a full hour on Monday night – not as a punishment but to build the work ethic we need.”
Shaw wasn’t so much angered by the wasteful shooting or lack of creativity in the 1-0 loss, but what he perceived as a lack of determination.
“We showed a lack of heart and a lack of desire to get the job done,” he fumed.
“We have to have this work ethic that means you’re going to get the job done – it was very much like last year when we went to Matlock after a good run and then blew up.”
“We looked sluggish, maybe they didn’t go to the gym over Christmas or maybe they fel they can coast through games.”
“We want to win the league and the players need to get on board.”