LEE CLARK sounded a rallying call after Town were held to a goalless draw for the second successive home game.
The stalemate with Stockport County means Clark’s side have collected just two points from the last nine available.
But they remain sixth in League I and the manager remains adamant his side will be in the shake-up come May.
“I’ve told the players not to be too despondent,” said Clark, who will look for a bounce-back victory at Walsall tomorrow.
“Of course you want to win every game you play, and it’s disappointing when you don’t, especially at home. But I believe in these players.
“We created some very good situations, but didn’t always make the right decisions, and I think when they look at the film of the game, the lads will be even more disappointed.”
Town remain unbeaten at home this season and Clark added: “If you don’t win, you have to ensure you don’t lose, and we did that.
“But with the kind of attacking quality we have, it’s frustrating not to score, and with one goal in the last three games, we have certainly dried up a little bit.
“But I cannot criticise the players for their effort and application, and we will continue to work hard with them.
“After 46 games, we will have the right results, no danger. Let’s all stick together and take the opportunity to put things right tomorrow.”Related content
Stockport played a 4-1-4-1 system which Town couldn’t break down, and Clark added: “Teams are coming here and putting numbers in front of us.
“Because of that we need to move the ball quickly from side to side, and in the early part of the game, we didn’t do that.
“Stockport have improved their side with astute loan signings, they came here with a gameplan, and I’m sure they’ll be pleased with the outcome.”
The boss gave praise to midfielder Antony Kay, back in action after illness, saying: “He is not afraid to have a go at goal and was a major threat for us.
“He gives us something that little bit different, he tested their keeper and he combined well with Danny Drinkwater.”