With Notts County 1-0 down to Layton Orient the boss waited until the 78th minute to make a change after chants from fans of 'make a sub, make a sub, make a sub'.
The manager said "I make the decisions based on what I see and what I know we have. It's an informed decision,
"I understand the fans are entitled to their opinion. We start with the first 11, which we see as the strongest 11.
"That's why we put them out there. I don't look at it as the strongest 11 for 50 or 60 minutes.
"It's the 11 I believe can win the game. That's why I make the decisions.
"I thought Jason Banton's output was good. For anyone to put in a dozen crosses or more in any game is good," he said. "He was a threat and produced deliveries which on another day we could have made more of.
"You can't relate Alan Smith to Curtis Thompson. They have different attributes,
"When you're building a team you look to pick a team that can win. That's the aim, to win, home and away.
"At half-time we wanted to increase the tempo and intensity. In the first 15 or 20 minutes of the second half we did that.
"We need that little bit more quality though.
"I think it's important you conduct yourself in a way that reflects you as a person. I try to do that,
"You've got to understand the frustration of fans at a club as big as this. You've got to work tirelessly to alleviate that."