Some players don't want to be here, admits Llanelli boss Andy Legg
LLANELLI continue to wrestle with problems both on and off the pitch ahead of tonight's Welsh Premier League trip to Aberystwyth (7.30).
Manager Andy Legg admitted he was seriously considering quitting the Reds this week because of the club's ongoing financial troubles.
Players are owed money in unpaid wages, while there are a number of other outstanding debts to be settled.
The rattled Reds were beaten 3-0 at home by Newtown last weekend in a game they finished with just eight men.
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Ashley Evans, Luke Bowen and Chris Venables were all sent off on Saturday and begin bans this evening.
To add to Legg's woes, Craig Moses, Geoff Kellaway and Jason Bowen are injured.
Legg will try to rally his troops as they prepare to visit an Aber side whose sole victory from their opening six games came against Connah's Quay last weekend.
But he admits that is easier said than done.
"I've already lost some of the players. Some of the players don't want to be here," said Legg.
"I've spoken to (assistant) Steve (Jenkins) at length about things and we're both really frustrated. We can't do our jobs properly so we'll have to look at our own positions.
"I come from a professional background and want to deal with things as professionally as possible.
"At the moment none of the phone calls I take are about football."
Chairman Nitin Parekh met with Legg this week to discuss cash flow issues that threaten the club's application for a Uefa licence.
"The one that gets the blame is always the manager and I don't want my reputation tarnished by something I can't help," added Legg. "Some of the players are in serious financial trouble.
"Someone once told me 'don't give footballers an excuse because they'll use it'.
"My players have got loads of excuses at the moment and I can't exert any discipline.
"I don't want to blame the chairman. This is a club issue, but it's a nightmare."