PAUL FOOT: The club and fans must stay as one

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I think it is important as a football club that we keep the supporters on-side.

They have had their say about us and I’ve been in football long enough to know that is always going to be the case.

I just want to underline how hard the players are working to get us right back on track and produce those results that the fans want.

I think Tuesday night’s performance and result against Glossop showed that we are swiftly improving as a side.

I have been proud of how the lads have dug deep to turn things around.

We have had a blip, and that period showed how much we need the fans to be 100% behind us at all times.

The encouraging tweets are great for the lads, but when they are struggling for form, the criticism is something that they don’t need.

Players like Gary Bradshaw, Tom Corner, Ryan Blott and Alex Peterson have scored goals for the club and they will go on to score more.

At the moment things aren’t falling for them, so when they read things about themselves it can put even more pressure on.

People have been making statements about players like Leigh Franks, Joel Dixon and Steve Mallory leaving.

They have said that the wheels are falling off and that things must be going wrong behind the scenes.

These lads have left or are having a break for valid reasons, but some people just don’t know the full picture.

This is why I have asked Martin Dowey to give them a ring so they can tell the truth about their situations.

We want to work with the fans, we don’t want to work against them, so there will be no papering over anything.

We may be in a blip at the moment, but we had a good run in the second half of last season and we have made a good start to this season, so why should the hype suddenly go away?

Teams like Farsley and Bamber Bridge are expected to be up there this season but they haven’t made great starts, but there is no panic with them because it is a long season.

I have said before that we certainly won’t be panicking because there is so much football yet to be played.