Monk: Some players shouldn’t be at club

Garry Monk launched a stinging attack on Wednesday’s performance – and some of his squad – after another largely gutless display in our 2-1 defeat at Wigan on Tuesday evening.

Monk, who will find many fans in agreement with his comments after seeing the Owls slump to a fifth defeat in our last six Championship games, said: “I think I’ve seen enough in this past month to tell me a lot of what I need to know. There are some players here that shouldn’t be at this club. In all honesty I think we need change.

“I just feel embarrassment. You’re here to fight for this football club, fight for that shirt.”

He went on: “I can stand here and try to defend players as much as I possibly can but I can’t defend that.

“This last month has shown me a lot. Sometimes you just can’t protect players and this is that time. I’m embarrassed by that and we can’t settle for that.

“Everyone has had an opportunity and things are clear in my mind. I have the players in mind that are ready to fight and I want to take forward but the rest of them, we’re not afraid to make decisions. I’m emotional now, my words seem harsh but they are just honest.

“It’s been too comfortable for some, it’s a big job to change it but we’ll work hard and give the players ready to take on this challenge space to do it.

“I know the players who I can take forward and the ones I can’t.”

On the Wigan performance, he added: “We were five yards off the ball, we were going through the motions especially in that second half and it’s not acceptable.”

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