Following yesterday’s painful defeat at Palmerston Park, John Brown gave an honest assessment to the media at the post-match press conference.
Here are his comments in full…
“It was a terrible day, a terrible day all round. We had a poor start and then a poor start in the second half again. I take responsibility for that; I know we’ve got a few injuries but that’s unacceptable.
“I’m responsible and the club will dictate my future after that result and Airdrie’s win. I’ll hold my hands up – that’s the team I put out on the park. The bottom line is that it’s all down to the manager.
“It’s going to be a tough one now (to catch Airdrie). Gregory Tade and Tony Stevenson were out today and that took a bit away defensively from us, but we’ve still got enough bodies there.
“Young Connor Stevenson, 16, came on in the centre and showed a lot of potential but it’s very difficult for him when he’s going into a team that’s been leaking goals consistently.
“We warned the boys (about Dobbie). I was up seeing them at Perth last week and he won them the game with two bits of individual brilliance. They were warned about him, if you let him come at you and turn at you he will hurt you.
“I can’t fault the boys for attitude but we’ve not come up to scratch this season.”
When asked further about his comments on a club decision and whether or not he feared for his future at the club, John was equally forthright:-
“I’m responsible for the team and to concede seven goals today, I’m totally embarrassed for the club. I put the team out on the park so I’m responsible, it might not come down to the board to make that decision.
“I don’t give up. We’ve got two games to go and I’m going to see that out but I’m desperately disappointed with that today.
“I didn’t get the right reaction from the players there and in the next couple of days I’ll be thinking about that too.
“We got a great response last week against Airdrie and we think we’re coming down here to put on a decent show. We might have been not at full strength but we still had a strong enough side to give Queen of the South a good game and it didn’t happen today. I hold my hands up to that.”