by Scott Thornberry - 7th September 2009
Colin Todd told the local press after the game on Saturday that former Bradford City striker Dean Windass will not be featuring in the squad as much as he first thought.
Windass linked up with Todd in the summer and joined the club as Assistant Mananger, but Todd had hoped that the 40 year old might be able to chip in with a few goals as the season went on. But our atrocious star, coupled with some average performances from Windass, has lead to the decision.
Todd told The Northern Echo “Dean is 40-years-old and has come to the football club to learn management. He is finding it difficult and the time has come where he has to start adapting to the art of management.
“There will be a time when he will play again but I think the time has come for him to concentrate on being an assistant manager.
With an injury to Lee Thorpe before Saturdays game it was felt that Windass would regain his place but he was surprisingly missing from both the starting line up and the subs bench. Todd went on to say “He would be the first to say he hasn’t performed anywhere near the level people were expecting of him.”
Windass has started five games this season and has failed to hit he net, and ofcourse managed to fluff his penalty.
Meanwhile Todd showed his uphappiness over the Lincoln result and told the Evening Gazzette “The team performance was inept and it was there for all to see. I can’t say we have done ourselves justice because that would be telling lies, and I won’t do that.
“We let Lincoln play to their strengths and we didn’t play to ours. We were never going to win the ball in the air against their defence, but we didn’t get down the side of them. We have been found wanting and it must not happen again on Friday.
“At least the players were honest enough to admit that they must do better.“Players were passing the buck. We didn’t affect the game when we had the ball, or when we didn’t. We didn’t control a single part of the game. Lincoln dominated it.
“This has opened our eyes, and collectively and individually we must do better.”