MANAGER Chris Cornes was left fuming on Monday after his side's calamitous display in the 3-1 defeat to Romulus, but insists he is still the right man for the job at Worcester City.

It was more schoolboy defending from City in the second-half of the defeat to Roms, with one long ball forward from keeper Josh Benton setting up Dylan Hadley's opener. 

Luke Shearer's brilliant header made it 2-0 before another mix-up at the back allowed a counter-attack goal for Owen Watkins for the third. 

And after the game, a visibly irritated Cornes admitted he felt as if he was "failing" but insisted he is still up for the task.

"We have gifted them three goals, we made it so easy, it was an embarrassing second-half," he said.

"Since I have come in, how many goals have we been gifted? Not many. But a lot of goals we concede, 85%-90% are gifted , it’s not good enough. I don’t want to threaten players but I have a job to do, and at the moment I feel like I am failing.

"I was brought in to save the club some money and save us from relegation and I have done the rebuild has already begun in the background.

"I am confident things will be different next year and I believe I am still the man for the job."

The boss has emphasised that players are playing for their place in his squad next season but suggested that certain players are doing themselves no favours.

"I have been saying the same things for the last three or four weeks until I am blue in the face," added Cornes.

"There's a few games left and players are playing for their futures. It's a tough time for managers, you have to get rid of a few and bring new ones in, every manager has to do it and it isn't always nice.

"Some players threw in the towel once the first goal went in (on Monday) and as a manager, you want to see players run through brick walls for you but six or seven didn’t and that’s another nail in the coffin for them."

City are back in action again on Thursday with a rearranged home game against Highgate United

"For now, we need to put some performances together because the last two or three haven't been good, then we have six or seven weeks to rebuild.

"We need to try and put smiles back on fans' faces. It’s personal a pride thing for me now and a chance to try to give back to fans who have stuck with us all season. I just think we let them down (on Monday).

"It was an embarrassment really, so I think we owe them, the fans, an apology after that and we need to put it right."