BANGOR City manager Gary Taylor-Fletcher pulled no punches with his assessment of his side’s 2-1 defeat at fierce rivals Rhyl.

The newly appointed boss was far from happy with their first half showing that contributed significantly to their downfall, and he will now spend the week “stamping his mark” on the squad ahead of their JD Welsh Cup third round clash with Holyhead Hotspur on Friday night.

He said: “The desire and decision making just wasn’t where it needed to be, and I said at half-time 100 per cent was not going to be good enough given the way Rhyl had been playing of late.

“They outworked us, got to everything first and we stood off them too much. We changed things round in the second half and played with a higher tempo, which got a reaction and we got a goal back but to concede like that was soul-destroying.

“I am all about positivity and I’ve got to put my stamp on the squad. We will be training a little bit differently to give them more understanding of how I want to play and we have two home games against teams that we have got to dominate from the off.

“I was looking round the dressing room and the lads did put a shift in second half, but there not enough of them that wanted it and I will be trying to get more enthusiasm out of the more experienced players to help the younger players and hopefully get them to come around to my way of thinking.

“I am happy we now have a home game but if some of them turn up like they did in the first half then they won’t be here long, but I have seen the quality they possess in training and they need to believe in that themselves.

“They have been great over the last few games but they let themselves down in the first half.”