Gordon Strachan has slapped a gag on himself and his players following the 5-1 Worthington
Cup debacle at Tranmere Rovers.
In an unusual move Strachan has told his players to stay silent and take their
punishment like men from the fans and the media for their abject performance. "We
deserve whats coming," he said.
"I dont want my players saying anything. It will only sound like excuses or
self-pity, so I dont want anything said by the players or the staff and that
"The performance in the second half against Tranmere leaves us open to justified
criticism and we have to take it.
"We cant wipe away that performance with words, it has to be by
"Players and managers can make themselves feel better by saying things people
would like to hear but I dont think we should be let off that lightly.
"It might sound religious, but I think we should be punished for that, whether it
is by the media or the fans. We have to accept that.
"We deserve whats coming to us, we have to accept that. We have no means of
retaliation unless it is through our performances."