Mark Aizlewood refuses to blame players for poor Carmarthen Town start
CARMARTHEN Town host Prestatyn tomorrow, with manager Mark Aizlewood refusing to blame his side for their poor start to the Championship Conference.
The Old Gold have lost both their games since the mid-season split, going down 1-0 to Bangor before last Friday's defeat to Port Talbot by the same scoreline.
They were late starting the second half of the campaign after Connah's Quay's threat to appeal a point deduction left them in limbo.
Aizlewood believes that fortnight hiatus has hampered Carmarthen.
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But he also thinks other sides' financial clout leaves Town at a disadvantage.
"I heard an interview with Celtic manager Neil Lennon, who said they are about £100 million behind the European teams they are competing against," said Aizlewood.
"While obviously, this type of money does not exist in the Premier League, in relative terms we are in exactly the same boat.
"A prime example of this is that Port Talbot, who are by no means the biggest spenders in the top six, were able to leave a player out of their squad last Friday who is on a contract which, at our club, would make him the highest-paid player. Add to this that Port Talbot were also able to take a player on loan who we tried to sign but could not afford.
"Competing in the top six at this moment is at the absolute limit of what we are capable of doing and the fact that we have lost our two league games in this Conference, each by a solitary goal, shows the spirit and character of my team."