RADCLIFFE boss Lee Fowler apologised to the club’s supporters after his side’s 3-0 defeat at FC United on Monday.

Having also gone down 1-0 at home to Scarborough on Saturday, Boro sit 18th in the early Northern Premier League Premier Division table with four points from their opening six games.

Attentions this weekend turn to the FA Cup and a first qualifying round tie against Skelmersdale United at the Neuven Stadium.

“I would like apologise to the fans for that performance, it’s not something I can accept,” Fowler said on Monday as he pulled no punches.

“Some of the habits during the game aren’t what I accept, or what the fans pay money to see.

“I can assure you we’re working hard in getting the right players in to change that. Yes, the injuries are a pain in the backside but they are for every club.

“Whatever number you are, one to 16, when you pull the shirt on the basics of football should be there regardless of what happens.

“FC United were everything we weren’t, we looked leggy in the first half and goal shy. There is possibly a lack of confidence also, which isn’t what my teams are about.

“We looked void of any creativity and bravery, the latter being the key thing.”

Fowler has vowed to shake things up in a bid to kickstart the season with a change of personnel very much on the agenda.

“We have to be brave to get on the ball and play, the balance at the minute is not right,” he added.

“We need to add some bodies into the squad, which we will work tirelessly to get right.

“I’m angry, frustrated, annoyed, along with many other feelings. I will work even harder than I already am to make sure things freshen up, this means there will be players leaving this week, some permanently and some on a dual reg, I wish them all the best.”