Knill worried by edgy Gulls

Alan Knill was upset with the goals his Torquay side conceded as they slipped into the League Two relegation zone after defeat to Oxford.

Last Updated: 09/03/13 at 19:50

Alan Knill: Feeling a bit nervous

Alan Knill: Feeling a bit nervous

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

The Gulls are falling like a stone after their eighth defeat in nine games and only a couple of brilliant Michael Poke saves from James Constable and Alfie Potter kept them on terms in the first half.

Some of their defending in the second was worrying as the visitors ran out 3-1 winners.

"A straight ball between our two centre-halves and their forward goes through to score for the first," said Gulls boss Knill, who introduced new loan signing Joss Labadie from Notts County in midfield.

"And for the second one Aaron Downes should have put it into the stand, decides to do something else and it's a penalty.

"Two goals in less than five minutes have killed us. I thought we were OK at times in the first half, but I haven't seen us put a whole game together yet.

"I thought Joss did quite well, and he'll be a good addition for us, but he got cramp near the end and we had to take him off.

"We can't blame anybody but ourselves, and we're the only people who can put it right. It's plainly obvious that the players are edgy at home, but we have to be better."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

N

ow is the time for Allardyce to finally get a chance at a big club please. He is likely to have a number of great offers for his services this summer, but who will he choose? Will it be Liverpool, Real Madrid, Dortmund or Man City?

medina_sod
Allardyce leaves West Ham

I

thought exactly this when the Match of the Day pundits were peddling this line. Is it really not okay for fans of a club to have some ambition these days then?

damoceltic
Bored Of Big Sam? It's Your Right...

H

ow magnanimous off him - to leave if he's asked to by the owners? What's the alternative, bunker down in his office claiming squatter's rights if FSG want rid?

feed the bear
Rodgers: I'll go if owners want

Footer 365

Sepp Blatter: Tiny minority to blame for FIFA crisis

Sepp Blatter has told FIFA's annual congress he had no way of monitoring "a tiny minority" of officials accused of corruption.

Sepp Blatter lies low as David Cameron joins opposition to FIFA president's re-election

Sepp Blatter held an emergency meeting in Zurich on Thursday morning as David Cameron joined those calling for his head.

Ashely Young: Manchester United manager Louis Van Gaal reignited my love for football

Ashley Young has praised Louis van Gaal, stating the Manchester United manager reignited his love for football.

Mail Box

What Is It That FIFA Actually Do?

That's the question raised timidly by someone sat at the back of the room, whilst others remind that UEFA aren't perfect either. Plus a few more gone on to better XIs...

Time To Step Up, Mr Platini...

UEFA should step up and extend the Euros to replace FIFA's tarnished World Cup, say a couple of mailboxers. Also: all hail Carlo, King of the Kop, and plenty more Budget XIs...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company