The Football League Paper - - CHAMPIONSHIP -

CHEL­TENHAM Town boss Gary John­son has no in­ten­tion of ton­ing down his harsh post-match words, in­sist­ing his play­ers must learn to re­spond.

John­son has pub­licly crit­i­cised some of his play­ers af­ter a dif­fi­cult start since pro­mo­tion from the Na­tional League, but he feels hon­esty is essen­tial for suc­cess.

“We tell them they need to step up. I can say that be­cause I know them in­side out,” he said.

“I know what makes them an­gry, I know what makes them train harder. When I speak af­ter games, I never say any­thing I don’t say in the chang­ing room to the play­ers.”

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