Gerard Brophy urges players to get 'winning habit'
— 7 June 2011
Gerard Brophy, speaking to BBC Radio Leeds, has said the players are to blame for a disappointing start to Yorkshire’s season.
Brophy said: “You can look for as many excuses as you like but, in my opinion, we’re just not playing well enough. We’re not up to the mark at the moment and it’s not from lack of trying or training, Our coach Martyn Moxon is a very meticulous man and makes sure we’re well prepared before we go on the field. The only way we can get better is just by practising harder and then get into that winning habit because, once you’ve got that confidence of a win behind you, you just push on.”
Brophy also heralded the young talent at Headingley: “Over the last few years Yorkshire have gone back to where they were originally, playing all Yorkshiremen. Being one of the two guys who aren’t Yorkshiremen, I do think it’s a fantastic thing for the club. They don’t have to go out and buy players in. They’re growing their own players. We’ve got some fantastic young players who have the potential, and all the tools, to go on and play for England. Obviously it’s going to take time for the young lads to come through and learn the game but, long-term, the picture looks really good for Yorkshire.”