Paul Baker has been talking with www.ctfc.com today about the news of players not trying in training.Cheltenham Town chairman Paul Baker today met with ctfc.com to make a statement regarding news that certain players were not giving 100%
Following the 2-0 defeat to Rochdale at the weekend a passionate Scott Brown admitted he felt specific members of the team had not been trying hard enough and openly admitted so with regards to a training session last week.
The club are fully aware that supporters feel upset by this revelation and we spoke with the chairman earlier today who admitted he was disappointed and that the club will be dealing with the matter in question.
"I think, like anybody associated with the club, that I'm shocked and disappointed," said Paul.
"I would like to commend Scott Brown for speaking out because I think it's difficult for a player to say that but listening to the interview it is clear he felt very passionate about what happened. To be honest people like Scott Brown are the ones I want at this football club. He gives 110% and he expects those around him to give 110% too.
"A couple of players, in a training session, openly admitted to the manager that they could be working or trying harder and I find it incredible that they could do that in front of their colleagues who I assume are working hard and that they can admit it to the manager who brought them to the club."
Clearly fans want to see players give their all and Paul explained to us this morning that it will be dealt with internally when he has heard the players' version of events.
"This won't be brushed under the carpet," Paul continued.
"I think in any business workplace if you have any employees who, for whatever reason, aren't trying their hardest then you call them in and you find out why. There may be reasons although I struggle to think what those reasons may be but I think they have let themselves down amongst their colleague first and foremost but also the manager and the club."
An interview with Paul regarding this matter amongst other subjects such as Rod Burge and youth talent can be viewed on Robins Player later today.