“I said to them before the game ‘I’d strip off and go and play in front of that crowd if I could. But we had too many nerves,” Ardley said.
“I’m used to having a team who are bursting to get out there. Perhaps the league position and results aren’t helping the players do that, but we’re working hard to motivate them.
“I’ll keep going until the end and I need them to do the same.”