STEVE Wilkes called the professionalism of his Northwich Victoria side into question after they surrendered a two-goal lead in defeat to Squires Gate today.

Aaron Burns marked his second home debut for the club with two goals to put Vics in control, but the Fylde coast side stormed back to win 3-2 at Wincham Park.

Wilkes believes only three of his players – Burns, goalkeeper Danny Taberner and midfielder Ryan Winder – could emerge from today with credit.

“I think some people haven’t done their jobs today,” he said.

“We were 2-0 up and controlling the game and we know their first goal is offside, but for the three attempts we’ve just stood still.

“Tabby has made two really good saves and they scored with the third one.

“We had chances to go in at half time 3-1 or 4-1 up, but the disappointing thing for me was our professionalism in the second half.

“We had to cancel training on Thursday as we only had eight that could train out of a squad of 17.

“We had lads turning up late today as well. It’s not good enough and it seems to be a recurring theme.

“If you take Tabby, Aaron Burns and possibly Ryan Winder out of the side, you’re looking around at everyone else.

“Only three players turned up today and it’s nowhere near good enough.

“We keep saying week in week out that we need to go on a run – I don’t think we’ve won back-to-back games since August.

“Playing Saturday-Tuesday is a bit much for us at the minute with the squad we have.

“The lads have got to be more professional. They’ve got to want to come and work hard in training on a Tuesday and a Thursday night and we’re not doing that at the minute.”