"I was watching a garbage film on television at 3am on
Monday morning, that’s how upset I was at our performance."
"To be honest I have kept out of the way a lot. I have taken
training sessions, but not with the first team squad. Thursday was
the first time I had any contact with them following Sunday’s
"I want to see if they can do it on their own. In football
these days there are not enough players who do anything for
"I am talking about football in general, not just at this
club. I want to see how my players react and whether they can do it.
"It is actions that count. I am looking now for a settled
side in the next 11 matches.
"I know the side I want to field, but it is avoiding
injuries and keeping them together that is the difficult thing.
"It is does not matter what happens in training, I have seen
teams train brilliantly all week and then play rubbish in the match.
It is all down to what happens in those 90 minutes on Saturday.
"A footballer should be counted by what he does in the 90
minutes, not on what happens off the park or what girl friend he is
going out with or how much he earns."
Strachan will keep new man Colin Hendry at centreback alongside
Richard Shaw who missed the Leeds match after having fluid drawn off
his hip. Robbie Keane, Steve Froggatt and Tomas Gustafsson are
available after injuries and Moustapha Hadji is back from a one match