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Duncan urges Blues faithful to stick with side

1 April 2019

Caretaker manager Ricky Duncan believes the supporters have an important role to play in the run-in.

Defeat to Shrewsbury on Saturday extended Blues’ winless run to 12 games.

But with six games to go and 18 points still to play for, Duncan knows how vital the backing from the fans will be to the team’s destiny.

“I’ve been a supporter; I won’t say of which club but I’ve been a supporter and I think even as a supporter you’ve got a role to play,” said Duncan.

“I said it in the week, we need the support. And it’s tough, I know it’s hard, but they’ve got to stay with us, they’ve got to stay with the players and try and back us, no matter how hard it seems and how frustrated they are.

“Trust me there’s no one more frustrated than us that are in here every day trying to make a change.

“I would ask them to stay with us and to keep getting behind the players because that’s what we need now.

“They’ve got their part to play.”

Stepping up from Academy manager, Duncan has seen first hand how much it’s hurting the players and how much they want to get it right.

And he says they’ll be putting in the hard yards this week ahead of the game against Fleetwood Town on Saturday.

“At the moment we’re finding it hard and we’ve got players that are lacking a little bit of confidence to get on the ball and be brave,” he added.

“Somehow we’ve got to get that into them. Trust me, the boys in that changing room are a good group of lads, they’re a young group of lads.

“I’ve enjoyed working with them and they’re feeling it in that changing room.

“What’s good for me is I’m sitting in the stand two or three weeks ago, but going into the dressing room after the game on Saturday, I’ve seen how much it hurts; how much it hurt every single one of them.

“They’re trying and they must be sitting there thinking what more they’ve got to do, and I’ve seen that.

“I’ve been in there and it’s nice to see it hurts. It’s nice to see every single one of them sitting there like that, because it shows they care.

“I think as long as they’re showing that there’s still a chance. There’s got to be, otherwise if they all walked in and they didn't care then we’re done. Simple. 

“I get why the fans are unhappy but we need them to stay on side with us. We need that.”

Here are the ticket prices for the match against Fleetwood:

Percy Ronson (Standing)

Adult  £22
Over 65  £17
Under 25  £17
Under 16  £7
Under 5 FREE (only available from the Ticket Office)

Parkside (Seating)

Adult  £24
Over 65  £19
Under 25  £19
Under 16  £8
Under 5 FREE (only available from the Ticket Office)

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