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Soccer: Richardson refuses to blame Strachan for Coventry crisis

Coventry chairman Bryan Richardson has sprung to the defence of beleaguered boss Gordon Strachan.

Strachan was lambasted by fans after the dreadful 3-1 home defeat to Everton on Saturday.

Bur Richardson has instead laid the blame squarely at the door of the players who have managed just two wins from 15 games.

"If they were in any other job in which they failed the boss and the customers, they would be out of work," Richardson blasted.

"I feel strongly about this. Too many of our players are not facing up to their responsibilities.

"They can't hide behind Gordon. Let them be honest about it. They have to look at their reflections and ask if they truly earned their corn against Everton."