Huddersfield Town manager Carlos Corberan had some choice words for young goalkeeper Ryan Schofield after a 5-2 thrashing by Blackburn Rovers.
The 21-year-old Schofield was second choice for Scottish side Livingston last season, but he has seen plenty of action between the sticks this year for the side with the second-highest goals conceded in the division.
The youngster certainly had a disappointing afternoon against Rovers, notching up a pair of individual errors which led directly to goals.
It must be said, however, that The Terriers were poor all-round, particularly defensively which left Schofield exposed to wave after wave of Blackburn attack.
Three Blackburn goals in six second-half minutes left Huddersfield 5-1 down, including an Adam Armstrong hat-trick which compounded their miserable afternoon in their search for mathematical Championship safety.
Corberan said after the game: “We need to reduce our mistakes. It makes it very difficult to be competitive. Ryan Schofield is a young player and you need to accept that young players will make mistakes, but he did not perform at the level he has and it’s important for every player to perform well.
“Sometimes when you’re too brave in attack and you’re taking some risks, you’re going to suffer some counter-attacks. At the same time as you have to go for the goal, you can’t concede a goal. Sometimes when you give up, the only thing you can do is concede goals and that’s what happened.”
One more win for Corberan’s men would rubber stamp another season in the second-tier, a quest which will continue against Coventry City on Saturday.