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Jewell stands by scathing attack

Paul Jewell
I'm still angry now and it's Tuesday morning

Paul Jewell

Derby County boss Paul Jewell insists he stands by the scathing attack on his players following the abject display in Saturday's 2-0 defeat at Wigan.

Jewell said his side's performance at the JJB Stadium was a "disgrace".

"I don't regret it at all," Jewell told BBC Radio Derby. "What I said was true, 100% true.

"I'll defend the players whenever I possibly can if there is decent reason. But I'm still angry now and it's Tuesday morning."

The Rams only mustered three shots on target during the match, while fellow strugglers Wigan dominated possession and rarely looked in trouble defensively.

"I'm not going to name them individually but as a group of players we're all responsible - it was disgraceful.

"I have to stand in front of the media and justify certain things - or try to justify certain things.

"But I'm not going to try and justify the performance I witnessed on Saturday."

see also
Stubbs backs Jewell over outburst
25 Feb 08 |  Derby County
Wigan 2-0 Derby
23 Feb 08 |  Premier League

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