ANGRY York City boss Jackie McNamara blasted his players for an “embarrassing” display following a 6-0 thrashing at Portsmouth.

Jonathan Greening’s 45th-minute red card, when the score was 0-0, proved the turning point at Fratton Park but McNamara still felt certain individuals crumbled and went through the motions during a horrendous second-half performance.

On-loan Sheffield United striker Marc McNulty hit a hat-trick with Ben Davies, Ben Tollitt and Conor Chaplin also getting on the scoresheet after Greening was dismissed for clattering into home captain Michael Doyle as the pair contested an aerial ball.

Delivering his post-match summary, McNamara seethed: “We were fine in the first half and looked quite comfortable but, after the sending off, we stressed the importance of not giving anything away easily at half-time.

“Instead, when we went 2-0 down, we crumbled and I think there were individuals out there feeling sorry for themselves, going through the motions and wanting the game to be over. It ended up being an embarrassing scoreline and I feel for the fans who made that long journey because some of the goals were just simple give and goes.

“We weren’t picking up second balls and reacting quickly enough. At an arena like Fratton Park, I would have loved it and been wanting the ball, so I’m very angry with the way we finished the game and I’ve obviously got to change things quickly.

“Hopefully, I can get somebody in before the loan deadline.”

McNamara has until 5pm on Thursday to bring in new faces and also confirmed that Keith Lowe, John McCombe, Josh Carson, Marvin McCoy and Tom Platt are all free to leave the club on loan before then after they did not travel to the south coast.

“They’re all available for loan moves,” the ex-Dundee United chief added. “We have too many players at the club and making room for new ones is a necessity, even more so after this result.”

On-loan Oxford midfielder Michael Collins, meanwhile, was missing in Portsmouth due to illness.

The Minstermen could also consider an appeal against Greening’s sending off for violent conduct which carries the punishment of a three-match ban.

“I thought he was going for the header,” McNamara argued. “There was no arm in the air and it looked harsh from where I was standing.

“Jonathan said he didn’t touch him and I thought the referee reacted to their players.”