"Both players were very upset that they caused me and the rest of the team a problem.
"It didn't take much talking to them and Chris Baird was very quick to apologise and take all the blame for the situation.
"Luckily Jimmy Bullard showed the maturity to accept the apology and get on with it.
"It has been dealt with in-house and it is certainly no way indicative of what's been going on in our training sessions, in fact quite the opposite.
"But in football passions run high sometimes but it has not caused any problem whatsoever with the team. The matter was dealt with by the players' committee. It is an incident I don't wish to see again and the players know that.
"Both were upset that they felt they had let me and the team down."