Paul's Denial

Paul Aldridge denies a comment made in a newspaper on Saturday that he said he 'admitted he would have to listen to offers for any player'.

The Daily Mirror claimed that he had said that on Friday, but Paul counters:

"I did not speak to anyone from that newspaper and, as there is no quote attributed, I think our supporters will see it for the nonsense that it is.

"It is simply not the case."

Neither is it the case that 37 year old Swedish keeper Bengt Andersson is joining on a short term contract for £300,000 from IFK Gothenburg as one newspaper reported.

Tony Gale hopes the side can go on a winning streak but admits to being frustrated by the defeat by Preston on Saturday.

"Just as you think we have turned the corner along comes another spanner in the works," he says.

"I don't know what the opposite to a fortress is but it is becoming that - we are disintegrating when things go wrong.

"I personally think that Alan has got the players but it must be like banging your head against a brick wall at the moment.

"There is no doubt the quality is there but they are not doing it - they have to get clinical.

"Alan has said that the lads have let the crowd down and they have; you could say it is a sleeping giant, pretty dormant.

"It is not an easy job for Alan so good luck to him.

"We are saying these games are 'must wins'; I have always been an optimist and saying we are going to finish in the top two but now I am becoming a bit of a pessimist.

"The players have to get back into a winning mentality; it is a difficult task.

"What we had on the pitch on Saturday should have been enough to beat Preston but it wasn't."

* More on RealAudio