‘It’s unacceptable’ – Widnes manager Michael Ellison eyes response from City of Liverpool defeat

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Widnes manager Michael Ellison is looking for a reaction from his side after their disappointing defeat to City of Liverpool.

The Whites hit one of the lowest points of the former Purps and Runcorn Linnets short tenure as their tepid display saw Paul McNally’s side fire four past them.

Whilst it remains early in the season, they find themselves in a precarious position at the foot of the Northern Premier League West table.

They visit Trafford this weekend, speaking immediately after their defeat on Tuesday, Ellison said he didn’t need to delve too deep into what went wrong.

“We do [have to dust ourselves down] but I’ve not even thought about it,” he told Off The Park. I need to digest this performance [vs City of Liverpool], I don’t think I need to see where we’ve gone wrong or how we’ve gone wrong, you can look at shape, systems but if the other team want to win more than you, nine times out of 10, you’re going to lose.

“Pride was on the line tonight [vs City of Liverpool] and none of them gave a f*ck to be honest with you, I don’t think I can throw that at them.

“There’s pride on the line every time you step across that white line, these lads are getting paid money here to play football, the fans, the people off the pitch, the volunteers and these lads are being paid to play football and they’re turning up and putting a shift in like that, it’s unacceptable.”

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