Jamie Day says there are no problems or splits in the Barrow AFC dressing room after ugly scenes followed Tuesday night’s defeat to AFC Fylde.
Bluebirds midfielder Dan Jones had to be held back by team-mates as he appeared to confront defender Ollie Cook soon after the final whistle. Cook walked down the tunnel with team-mate Harry Panayiotou, while the likes of Tony Diagne and Steve Arnold restrained Jones and spoke to him to cool tensions.
The boiling over of tempers followed a game in which the Bluebirds had been unable to build on a Nathan Waterston equaliser in their 3-1 defeat at Holker Street. It extended the winless home run to 12 games in all competitions, and there was obvious unhappiness among the AFC players towards the end of the game, and after the whistle.
Day, manager Ady Pennock and player/coach Grant Holt looked to resolve the issues both in the dressing room and then back out on the pitch following the game, with Day unhappy that the same aggression shown following the final whistle had not been in evidence in the 90 minutes before.
But the assistant manager also insisted there were no problems with squad unity, and said: “The dressing room is fine. We said the other week that people need to be a bit more aggressive – whether they took that to the extreme, I don’t know.
“But we need to see that aggression for 90 minutes. It’s not about when the whistle blows and pointing fingers at other players about mistakes.
“It’s about doing that on the pitch and not making mistakes like we have been. It will be forgotten about tomorrow.
“It’s just a bit of frustration from players that we’ve lost the game.”
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