Huddersfield’s Adam Clayton slammed his teammates and demanded they show some PRIDE after losing 1-0 to Blackpool.
Ricardo Fuller scored the only goal of the game after running on to David Perkins’ through ball and slamming home with just four minutes on the clock.
That left Town facing their ninth defeat in thirteen games, but they are still twelve points clear of the relegation zone.
And Clayton, 25, reckons that their apparent safety has led to some players taking their foot off the gas.
“I think today is a kick up the behind some people who might have thought we were cruising and there’s nothing really to play for,” he said.
“If we lose another couple of games, we’re back where we were last season and the players know that.
“If you want to be involved in a relegation fight, then continue how you’re thinking.
“If you don’t, then let’s get a bit of professional pride back and go and win some games.
“I think that’s the worst we’ve played this season.”
It was a game of few chances after Fuller’s opener, with Tony McMahon coming closest before the break.
Huddersfield threw everything at the hosts second half, but Nahki Wells had a tap in chalked off for offside, whilst Matt Gilks saved from Vaughan, who also saw one header scrambled off the line and another drift wide.
The result was only Blackpool’s second win in 21 games, and Perkins admits Barry Ferguson’s side are still in deep trouble.
“I think we are in relegation battle myself, so it was a big result for us,” he said.
“We are looking over our shoulder, but it takes the pressure off a little bit.
“Maybe another two or three wins will see us safe.”