‘Training like Tarzan and playing like Jane’

Bruce McNeil
Bruce McNeil

HAWICK captain Bruce McNeil has labelled Saturday’s performance against Aberdeen a “disgrace”.

And the former professional has apologised to Greens supporters who paid money to watch the defeat.

He said: “Saturday was just a disgrace. We hadn’t just let ourselves down, we let everybody down and I felt like we should have been saying sorry to the fans because I know I wouldn’t be happy paying £10 to watch that.

“People are blaming the coaching staff but as players we’ve got to take a lot of the responsibility. At this level coaches don’t need to be telling us how to tackle and how to kick and catch the ball. These are basics and at the moment we’re not doing them right.”

Hawick have yet to record a win this season and Stirling County’s one-point win over Dundee, coupled with Currie cruising to victory over Ayr has left the Mansfield Park outfit rooted to the bottom of Premier Division One.

And a frustrated McNeil has been left scratching his head at the costly mistakes that have robbed them of so much so far this season.

He said: “At the moment we’re training like Tarzan and playing like Jane.

“Training is going so well, the boys are listening and buying into everything, but for some reason, when we go out onto the pitch on a Saturday it’s just not working.”