King's Lynn defender says National League strugglers need to cut out mistakes on the pitch
Time is ticking for King's Lynn Town Football Club – and defensive warrior Kyle Callan-McFadden says that the players have got to start taking responsibility for their errors on the pitch.
Despite only being halfway through November, the Linnets look set for a long relegation dogfight in the National League.
The relationship between chairman Stephen Cleeve and manager Ian Culverhouse is clearly strained as the club look for the right answers on the pitch.
Callan-McFadden, who went off injured against the Red Dragons, pulled no punches after seeing his side humiliated 6-2 by Wrexham at The Walks.
"We put it up to them in the first half but we didn't come out in the second half," he said.
"That's been the story of our season so far. One half we're flying but the next individual errors are costing us.
"We've got to learn and need to learn quickly. We've got to cut the mistakes out pretty rapid."
Despite Lynn's wretched run of form, the defender remains adamant that the club can dig themselves out of their current hole.
“We’ve got the mentality, we’ve got the players and the gaffer, who has been absolutely brilliant with us,” he said.
“Every player here would run through a brick wall for that man. He is the reason we give our all.”
The stats for this season, especially at home, don't make pretty reading.
Lynn have lost seven of their eight games – failing to score in five of them – on home soil with their only point coming in a 1-1 draw against Barnet last month while gates have been extremely poor.
And on the evidence of Saturday's second half showing they will be relegated by early March unless they act quickly to stop the rot and bring in reinforcements.
Manager Culverhouse says he shoulders the blame for Lynn's abysmal run of results.
Culverhouse said: "As manager of the football club I take the blame. I am the one at the forefront and it is down to me.
"Today (Saturday) it was like a catalogue of errors and that's not good enough.
"We were excellent in the first half but obviously I'm not coaching the players well enough for them to get over their errors.
“It is nothing to do with the players at all. Alright, individually they made mistakes, but that is because of the way I am asking them to play. So that is mine.”