MANAGER Ashley Vincent says striker Jak Jeys “must control his temperament better” after losing his cool in Worcester City’s mid-week 4-0 thrashing at Long Eaton United.

Jeys received two yellow cards in quick succession with the second coming at half-time as a red mist came over him.

Vincent was not at the Midland League Premier Division match on Tuesday night but he understood a relative of Jeys had “received some abuse” in the crowd.

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After the match Jeys posted a Tweet, apologising to City’s supporters, players and staff for his “unacceptable” actions but added it was “disgusting from the Long Eaton fans”.

Vincent also showed his support of the summer signing who has recently lifted the lid on his mental health issues.

However, the City boss said he would have a meeting with Jeys to address the sending off and encourage the 24-year-old to use it as a “learning curve”.

“I spoke to my staff and individuals that were at the game and they are aware that a family member in the crowd had received some abuse,” Vincent said.

“I want to run this (side) professionally and there is a professional way to deal with things.

“It escalated at half-time for him to get a second booking but he left his team-mates in a vulnerable position.

“I have spoken highly of Jak recently as I think the world of him.

“I know he knows that but what I must point out to him is that he must go a better way about dealing with things like that.

“That’s got to be for staff and other people to deal with and he must concentrate on his football and not compromise his team or team-mates.

“We will talk over it and offer him probably a better thought process going forward should this situation come up again.”

City were trailing 1-0 at the break before Long Eaton made the numerical advantage count by netting three further goals.

“In the first 35 minutes Jak was very dangerous and probably could have had a couple of goals himself,” Vincent said.

“If that had been the case I am pretty sure that the rest of the game and half-time situation would not have played out the way it did.

“But we are human. I love Jak to bits and he will get support from me.

“But he must control his temperament better under the circumstances. It’s a learning curve.

“Jak is a very good kid, a solid person and a really good asset to the football club.

“I have no doubt that when Jak is called upon he will go and put things right.”

Jeys is set to be available for Saturday's FA Cup preliminary round tie at Heather St John’s (12.30pm) and Monday’s home league clash with Stourport Swifts (3pm) before his one-match ban kicks in.