SKN St. Pölten have been relegated from the Austrian Bundesliga after losing 1-0 to SK Austria Klagenfurt at the NV Arena on Saturday in their final playoff match.
George Davies, who signed a contract extension with Pölten until the end of the 2022/2023 season, will play Hybet Liga next season.
In his post-match interview, Pölten manager Gerald Baumgartner said: “Today the boys can’t be blamed, maybe that we were too inefficient, and we had a lot under control on the field for over 90 minutes.
It was a very difficult starting position for us. We screwed it up on Wednesday at the first game. No change of coach helped to get on track. It has to be questioned. Everyone has to sweep their own door, and after a certain phase, draw new courage and make a fresh start.”
General Manager Andreas Blumauer, added “It’s a serious disappointment, just emptiness in the head. We worked for years to get up, then tried to build something up and definitely didn’t do everything right as we have to go back down now. ”
Sierra Leone international Davies, who had missed their last four games in the playoff rounds, will be playing in the Austrian second-tier next season if he stays at the club.
Spusu SKN St. Pölten – SK Austria Klagenfurt 0: 1 (0: 0)
NV Arena, 1,450 viewers, SR Lechner
Goal: 0: 1 Pink (86th).
Spusu SKN: Gremsl; Servania (52nd Blauensteiner), Muhamedbevgovic, Maranda, Schulz; Luxbacher (58th Asadi), Ljubicic, Schütz (52nd Tetteh); Booth (77th Halper), Hugi, Schmidt
Austria Klagenfurt: Menzel; Straudi, Gkezos, Mahrer, Moreira; Rusek, Cvetko; Timossi Andersson (60th Paul), Greil (72nd Hadzic), Miesenböck (58th Hütter, 72nd Servanja); Pink.
Red card: Ljubicic (88th, foul)
Yellow cards: Muhamedbegovic (6th, foul), Luxbacher (26th, foul), Schütz (41st, foul), Servania (48th, foul) or Miesenböck (35th, foul), Moreira (76th, foul)
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