Donegal Celtic boss Pat McAllister in clear-out vow after defeat

A furious Donegal Celtic manager Pat McAllister said that a clear-out of players would soon be on the way at the club after Saturday's "embarrassing" 5-2 Premiership defeat by Crusaders.

"Shocking is the only word I can use to describe that performance," said the DC boss.

"I fully expect two or three players to leave the club this week.

"The rest of them have four weeks to prove themselves. I need more new faces in than I thought at the start."

McAllister was only appointed to the DC job little over a month ago but despite a surprise opening win over Glentoran, he has not been happy with the commitment shown by his squad as they have dropped to the bottom of the table on goal difference.

"I've told the players that I just can't watch it any longer.

"We played maybe for 10 minutes the whole game.

"The second-half performance was as bad as I've seen in 25 years of football. It was embarrassing to watch.

"Crusaders were ruthless but if you don't compete at this level, then you don't have a chance."

McAllister made clear that he will now be looking to bring new players to the Suffolk Road outfit.

"I believe I'm here for the long haul. If it means bringing in players from the reserves then so be it.

"I won't stand and accept what I've seen today."