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Beeks: Blues were making "no impact at all"
WANDERERS' joint chairman Ivor Beeks said Gary Waddock was sacked because Blues made "no impact at all" after relegation.
Waddock was told immediately after Saturday's 1-0 loss to AFC Wimbledon - Blues' fifth defeat in six games - he was being given his marching orders as results hadn't been good enough.
Beeks said that while Waddock hadn't been given an ultimatum to beat the Dons, he had been warned his job was on the line if results didn't pick up.
Asked why Waddock was given the boot, Beeks said: "It's really simple: we've had a string of poor results at the start of the season. We've come down from League One to League Two and we've made no impact at all.
"In the game of football results and points are the important things. We're into the new season and we've only got four points.
"We went down to Exeter and played a bit better [than in previous games] but we still lost the match. We lost three on the trot and that was a major factor.
"He was told things have got to improve. I don't see that as an ultimatum, I see that as fact - things had to improve.
"The whole board decided it was time we needed to make a change. He's been with us three and a half years and he's been a good manager but unfortunately his time had come to depart.
"It wasn't an acrimonious departure, he understood why he was going. The club certainly has no animosity towards him and we wish him well."
Waddock's sacking came days after Beeks' joint chairman Don Woodward told the Bucks Free Press the manager's job was safe and he was looking forward to seeing what he could do with the squad he had assembled .
But Beeks disagreed, saying the squad wasn't good enough to cope with the amount of injuries Wanderers have had to contend with.
He said: "We understand we've got a certain amount of injuries but we felt it was time to change things around.
"That's why you have a squad. You can always find an excuse for things - the squad wasn't as strong as it could have been. He should have been satisfied they could do a job."
Asked about Woodward's comments, Beeks said it was a matter for his colleague but added: "Twenty four hours is a long time in football."