Thorsten Stuckmann has made an impassioned plea with Doncaster Rovers fans to stick with the team during troubled times.
The German goalkeeper, still clearly reeling from the awful display at Scunthorpe, addressed supporters directly ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Bradford City.
Relegation-threatened Rovers face the Bantams without a win in 11 games, hovering one place and two points above the League One drop zone.
And they now have some serious making up to do with their supporters too, after a large number of those that travelled to Glanford Park on Tuesday turned against them following an abject 2-0 defeat.
Stuckmann said: “I don’t know how many of them were there on Tuesday but they were outstanding and they have to keep doing this, keep following us, keep supporting us.
“We will do everything we can to get out of this and start winning games again.
“We need you, you need us, and we have to stick together as tight as we can to get out of it.
“When things aren’t going in our favour, like they are at the moment, we need that support behind us, to push us forward for ninety minutes.
“They expect us to deliver and that’s fair enough. We have to deliver.
“We want them to back us up and they will get it back one hundred per cent.
“We have to stick together as a football club - everyone, from me, from the gaffer, the fans, from the media department to the groundsman. That’s the only way to get out of it.”
Craig Alcock has a “60/40” chance of returning to the squad tomorrow after missing Tuesday night with a calf problem. James Coppinger (ankle) will return to training next week.