Swindon Town’s Gavin Gunning, sends a brutal message to his players after a ‘dreadful’ 1-2 loss…

Swindon Interim Manager Gavin Gunning Criticizes Team’s Lack of Intensity Following Disappointing Loss

Gavin Gunning, currently serving as interim manager for Swindon Town, has expressed deep concern over his team’s lack of passion and determination after their defeat against Accrington, which has seen them plummet to the 18th spot in League Two standings.

Despite taking an initial lead against their opponents and maintaining a higher shot count, Swindon conceded twice in the second half, resulting in a disappointing loss.

In a candid interview with BBC Radio Wiltshire, Gunning didn’t mince words: “Dreadful performance, no intensity, and a glaring absence of the hunger required to succeed as a team. These deficiencies are reflected in our current position in the table.”

Gunning, who assumed the interim role following Michael Flynn’s departure in mid-January, emphasized that the issue lies not in formations or technical skills, but in the players’ commitment and determination on the field. “It’s about wearing your heart on your sleeve, putting in the hard work, that’s the bare minimum,” he stressed.

The team’s performance has been far from satisfactory since Gunning’s appointment, with just two wins in ten games. Swindon’s downward spiral in the league standings has been alarming, with their defensive vulnerabilities glaringly evident.

Acknowledging the talents within the squad, Gunning urged his players to have faith in themselves and to demonstrate a willingness to put in the required effort. “There’s no point in possessing great skills if they’re not utilized on the field. Every player needs to step up and give their all,” he asserted.

Swindon’s defensive frailties have been particularly concerning, with only three teams conceding more goals in League Two than Swindon’s tally of 68. The upcoming match against Doncaster Rovers presents an opportunity for Swindon to regroup and address their shortcomings.

Gunning emphasized the need for accountability within the team and urged for a collective effort to rectify their mistakes. “We’re compounding errors, leading to goals, and it’s frustrating for everyone involved. As a team, we need to show more commitment and determination,” he insisted.

Reflecting on the recent defeat, Gunning concluded, “It was lacklustre, the antithesis of what is expected at this level. We need to recognize that hard work is non-negotiable if we aim to succeed in this league.”

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