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"That's not good enough for Luton Town Football Club," says skipper

30 November 2019

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Captain Sonny Bradley apologised to supporters on behalf of the Town squad after the 7-0 defeat at Brentford this afternoon.

Bradley said: “It was shocking to be fair. Firstly before I go any further, we owe the fans an apology today. I want to give them that, from all of the players. That’s not good enough for Luton Town Football Club.

“In the 18 months I’ve been here now it’s the worst I’ve felt and probably the worst performance I’ve been a part of, so I want to apologise for that firstly.

“The first five minutes I thought we actually settled into the game very well and there was a mix-up obviously with Pottsy and Sheasy. You can’t come away to Brentford and give them goals like that.

“That’s happened too often this season, myself on Tuesday – I made a mistake and all of a sudden we go 1-0 down and our backs are against the wall. Fortunately at home, with the fans right behind us, we gathered a bit of momentum back and managed to beat Charlton whereas today, Brentford were on it today.

"They were playing really well and after they went 1-0, it was a snowball effect and we couldn’t seem to work out between us how they were getting in so easily and how they were getting so many chances.

“Before you know it against good teams, you’re 5-0 down at half-time and it’s game over. You just want the floor to swallow you up, but there is no excuse, we’re not going to give any excuses.

“Since I’ve been at this club, the boys have taken responsibility for our performances and just seeing the manager go off at the end then and getting booed, that’s really difficult to take for us as players because he’s picked the same team for the last three games and that performance wasn’t there against Leeds, and that performance wasn’t there against Charlton, so why was it there today?

“The manager has given us a game plan, going into the game we knew what we were doing and tactically we felt good. We didn’t execute those tactics and it has ended up being an embarrassing day for the boys and an embarrassing day for the football club, which is hard to take.”

Bradley emphasised that the players take full responsibility for the defeat, adding: “Of course we do (have to take responsibility).

"The Leeds game we played the same, Charlton game we played the same. Today we’ve come here and because of the last two games we felt comfortable in the formation we were playing, but for whatever reason, a sloppy start and the snowball effect with the goal, we’re suddenly five-nil down at half-time and it’s embarrassing. The manager didn’t deserve that from us.”

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