Gary Johnson predicting personnel changes
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Manager Gary Johnson pulled no punches, predicting a raft of player changes, after Torquay United's 2-1 loss at Solihull Moors.
It was the Gulls' fourth defeat in the first six games of the season, sub Klaidi Lolos pulling a late goal back after they had looked in danger of a heavier defeat at Damson Park.
"When you go 2-0 down, you have a mountain to climb - we nearly climbed it without having too much quality," said Johnson.
"We had a definite penalty which was turned down - people will see that. But like last week (Grimsby 1-3), would we have deserved to come away 2-2?
"They (Solihull) were sharper and quicker, and I have to take responsibility.
"We have to turn the personnel around quickly. At the moment, one or two are not looking up to this level unfortunately.
"We didn't have a lot of time to recruit people (in the close season), but we have got to quickly turn that around.
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"At the moment, teams are looking better than us. The supporters are still following us, and I keep having to apologise to them.
"We just need to build again, and unfortunately that will upset some people. But that's football.
"We can't go out and offer £200,000 or pay £4,000 a week, which some clubs have.
"But at this moment in time, we are not good enough.
"I normally wait ten games, but I can't wait ten games at the minute."
Johnson added that goalkeeper Mark Halstead was ill during the half-time interval, forcing his replacement by Marcin Brzozowski on Tuesday night.