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Gary Waddock speaks out following another Aldershot Town defeat

Aldershot Town manager Gary Waddock has described his side’s performance against Ebbsfleet on Saturday as “unacceptable” as the Shots slumped to a third defeat in their last four league games. 

It comes after hopes were raised among the Aldershot faithful last week when Waddock’s side gained a battling draw at National League leaders Leyton Orient.

After reaching the play-offs last season, the Shots find themselves stranded in 17th position, following Saturday’s 2-0 defeat against the financially stricken Fleet.

Speaking to Surrey Live after the game, Waddock didn’t hold back in stating his opinion.

“I don’t see our identity at the moment,” said the Shots boss. “I don’t know where to start.

“There’s probably too much I need to go over. They hit the woodwork three times and it could have been worse.

“What I don’t understand is, you perform and scrap three days earlier to get a great point at Leyton Orient and then you perform like that. It’s totally unacceptable.

“We haven’t scored for a number of games and are conceding goals for fun so that tells you where we are at this moment in time.

“We were up against a very experienced side and we have a young side and on occasions we looked a million miles off it.

“There’s a lot of things that are not right and it’s plain and evident to see.

“If you are not positive, and lacking confidence, which I don’t understand after the game at Leyton Orient, you aren’t going to perform and I’m can’ tell you how desperately disappointed and frustrated I am.

“I don’t see what type of side we are. We are not a possession-based team. I don’t see us as a team that press. I don’t see our identity at the moment.

“It’s my responsibility to put it right.”

Aldershot have an opportunity to put their form back on track when they travel to high flying Harrogate Town this weekend.

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