FOREST Green boss David Horseman called their 3-0 loss to City last night “self-inflicted”.

The Bantams’ victory at The New Lawn left the home side in the relegation places with just four wins from 19 games.

Horseman, who was jeered by some fans after the final whistle, felt all three City goals were awful from his team.

“It’s important to apologise to supporters,” he said. “That was really poor.

“You look at the game. They kicked it long and were physically strong and fair play to them for that.

“But we’ve beaten ourselves. They’ve not beaten us.

“That’s what always happens.

“The sad bit is they did nothing that we didn’t practise. The boys had actually practised it really well but when it comes to under the lights on a Tuesday night, you have to produce and we didn’t.”

Horseman was fuming with the defending as Matty Platt headed City into an early lead, which Andy Cook soon increased from the penalty spot.

Jamie Walker sealed the victory for Graham Alexander’s men with a late third.

Horseman added: “The manner of the goals was just an absolute killer. A set-play again after six minutes, Bunks (Harvey Bunker) lost his man.

“It was the exact corner routine we’d worked on and practised and somebody hadn’t done their job.

“Then it’s an uphill battle, particularly with the way we are at the moment.

“We then give the ball away. We should just clear it from the long ball and we miss a tackle.

“The ball goes wide and we should just clip it up the line. We reverse it back inside and give a soft penalty away.

“When we’re opening up towards the end, we concede the third. They are really poor goals.

“Belly (James Belshaw) had one shot to save. It was the same as Tranmere – we shoot ourselves in the foot and they take their chances.

“We have three massive chances and don’t score again. We’ve had three absolute sitters.

“We’ve had an open goal and the one where Troy (Deeney) nods it into the middle six yards out and it’s just a tap in. We don’t even make any connection with the ball.

“And then another one two yards out when Bunks goes to flick it in and then controls it away from goal.”