Crawley Town manager John Gregory said his side took ‘A big punch on the nose’ in suffering their first defeat of the season as they lost 3-1 at home to Bradford City.
He admitted a run of tough games had taken its toll and that he was to blame for some wrong substitutions.
Gregory said: “We didn’t show our true selves tonight. The last three games have taken a lot out of us.
“We played 130 minutes a week ago we’ve had a tough opening to the season and we have had some difficult matches.
“I’ve got to take a lot of responsibility. I made some substitutions which didn’t work. In the past games we have made some substitutions which have enabled us to continue to stay in front and continue to hang on in games and although I say it myself they have been the correct ones.
“Tonight I didn’t make the right decisions from the bench I should have done.”
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