Wilder slams boo boys
Chris Wilder

Halifax Town manager Chris Wilder was far from pleased following Saturday's 3-0 win over Conference rivals Woking, but not for footballing reasons.

Wilder was upset by abuse levelled at his players and later when he was also on the receiving end of criticism from supporters.

"There was personal abuse directed towards the players in the first half and I got it in the second. I am not having it," Wilder told Halifax Today.

"This is a developing club and we do not have the resources to buy experience like a dozen sides above us in the table do. And the young developing players need backing.

"The players want to play football and I would say that we play some of the best football in the division. We don't go route one, we get the ball down on the deck and express ourselves.

"Because of that, players will make mistakes but when they do they get slaughtered. And if they get slaughtered they could get to the stage where they don't want to get on the ball and if that happens, we are shot as a club."

Wilder was quick to point out however, that it was only a small section of fans that he was criticising and added: "We have a really good core of supporters and an excellent bunch of young fans following the club.

"I don't want it to be spoiled by those who seem to take pleasure in failure. Players have to learn to take the rough with the smooth, but it should not be rough when they are winning 3-0.

"I reacted to what had happened and make no apologies for that. If it winds people up then I will take it on the chin."

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