Date: 23rd September 2016 at 4:40pm
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Head coach Paul Trollope has once again thanked the fans for the support he’s been given since taking on the job, but he knows that the team can’t keep losing if he expects to keep the fans onside – and he wants that to change this weekend as we face Rotherham United.

Speaking to Wales Online in his pre game press conference he knew he was under pressure, and he was looking for a turn in form.

‘I’m very proud to be in this position, I love the job and enjoy working with the staff and players. I’ve received so much support, it’s been fantastic, it really has. When I took the job I knew the what it entailed, I knew where we were as a club and what I thought we needed to move forward. I’m a football man and I enjoy it, I haven’t enjoyed the results of course, I’ve been very, very frustrated and felt for everyone involved because the group have worked hard and the fans have been supportive. It’s been a difficult time but sometimes you need to go through this to progress.’

He went on to explain.

‘We mentioned it after the game but I thought the support against Leeds was really terrific, it’s a difficult situation, we know that the results are not what we want and nowhere near what he fans want and expect. As ever, we appreciate that support and we’ll appreciate the support that comes up tomorrow. We’ve got a huge drive and desire to give those fans who make the journey up and those who are listening and watch at home a performance to be proud of and more importantly, a result to be proud of.’

With Rotherham now managed by Alan Stubbs, they are having their own issues so far this season as well, and whilst Trollope knows it’ll be a tough game, it’s one he wants us to take all three points from.

‘You can fall down this league and go up it very quickly because the games come thick and fast, I said a couple of weeks ago that we’re probably not the only team within the bottom reaches of the division that feel they shouldn’t be there but things happen and sometimes things happen for reasons. It’s the modern game, everyone’s aware of it, you go into the job knowing what in entails. Things change very quickly, two weeks down the line everything can very, very different so you’ve to be consistent in how you work and it’s been a positive week here on the training pitch. The lads were disappointed and frustrated last week because I think everyone could see the spirit and vigour they played with to try and turn things around. We’ve got some experienced staff and some experienced players who`ve been on bad runs before and we believe we know what it takes to get out of it. One thing you can’t do is feel sorry for yourself and start panicking, believing that everything you’re doing is wrong.’

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