Dennis Greene tore strips off his Boston United squad following their 3-0 defeat at Lowestoft - stating he was ‘disgusted’ with the performance.
Mark Jones’ own goal, plus finishes from Michael Spillane and Jake Reed, saw the Trawlerboys claim the points against a sub-standard Pilgrims on the east coast.
“I’m absolutely disgusted with the performance,” said Greene.
“I’m disappoimnted for the fans. The players have let the staff, the fans and everyone down today.
“They haven’t prepared right over Christmas and you can see that on the pitch because I didn’t recognise any of them out there today.”
The manager was angered by the sluggish manner of the performance.
Despite both Dayle Southwell and Dylan McEvoy missing through injury, Greene believed his squad still had more than enough ability throughout it to play their normal game.
He added: “We looked absolutely legless and couldn’t run around the pitch, I’m devastated.
“There was no performance, the aspect that annoyed me was nobody had any legs.
“We are a pacy, counter-attacking team and we couldn’t run, couldn’t get there.
“I’m absolutely devastated, because that’s not my team.”
United have dropped out of the play-off spots and into sixth place in the National League North, rueing the fact that victory could have seen them move up to third.
“That team today weren’t my team,” Greene said.
“They’ve wasted a massive opportunity. Ferriby’s lost today to Gainsborough, Solihull’s beaten Nuneaton and we could have gone third and, on Monday, we could have gone top.
“We’re still, in a sense, playing catch up.”