Johnson demands more from side

Lee Johnson kept his Oldham players locked in the dressing room after the 1-0 defeat to Crawley and admits "harsh words" were spoken.

Last Updated: 28/09/13 at 22:36

Lee Johnson: Gave his players a dressing down

Lee Johnson: Gave his players a dressing down

A sixth-minute goal by defender Joe Walsh proved enough to send the Latics down to their fourth defeat in five games.

Johnson said: "We had four or five proper chances but we've come away without a point at least. Again, some soul-searching needs to be done.

"We just have to keep going, that's all we can do. The lads must do it themselves, sometimes you need to find that character from within.

"It was a typical League One game, quite physical, and we are not doing enough to get the ball over the line. Charlie Macdonald could have got a hat trick."

Oldham have conceded the first goal eight times in nine league games and Johnson is seeking a response for the home clash against league leaders Leyton Orient.

He added: "Facing Leyton Orient will be tough but I've asked the players for a reaction. They must be man enough.

"In the second half at Crawley our final ball lacked a bit. We created four good chances but we didn't score."

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

S

o Brendan is full of sh!t, who'd have thought it eh?

fatbob30
Carroll accuses Rodgers

P

resumably, you wanted to keep the version of Downing that was never seen at Anfield. The one that another manager has managed to re-create. The one you passed over.

badwolf
Rodgers: I wanted to keep Downing

T

he uber commercialisation of the 90s has led to the point where this overly familar, try hard, jolly hockey sticks type fronts up a major football match on a weekly basis. Unlike the great presenters of yesteryear, I doubt he would even recognise the scent of Brut.

mufc phil
Football On TV: Jake Humphrey

Footer 365

Andy Carroll accuses Brendan Rodgers of lying

Andy Carroll has accused Brendan Rodgers of lying to him when he was trying to force him out of Anfield.

Frank Lampard tells Soccer AM that Jose Mourinho would 'love' him back at Chelsea

Frank Lampard has revealed Jose Mourinho would "love" him to return to Chelsea once his playing career is over.

David de Gea future key to Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal

Manchester United boss Louis van Gaal has reiterated his desire to keep David de Gea at Old Trafford.

Mail Box

'Costa Is A Bad Man. Suarez Is Not'

That's quite some claim. And yes, unfortunately we are still talking about this. We also have mails on Ronaldinho, possible replacements for Yaya Toure and more...

Red Mist Better Than Calculated Costa?

Hmmm. We're not sure about this argument - one Mailbox says Luis Suarez is easier to forgive because he is a little loco. We also have mails on Studge and more...

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