Kenny Lunt says everybody associated with Crewe Alexandra should ‘stick together’ as they find a way through a disappointing run of results.
The club legend, fourth on the list of all-time appearances for the Alex, was assistant to David Artell when the club had gone nine without a win, in early 2017.
Now Player Development Manager, he says that experience underlined the value of togetherness during tough times.
Lunt says it is important that people get behind Alex Morris and Lee Bell, as they navigate through a similar situation.
He said: “Supporters pay their money and they are all entitled to an opinion, but at the end of the day we all want the same thing.
“It would be better to stay behind us and help us turn things round. It’s not just players and staff, or just the fans, it’s the whole club, and we all want to go in the right direction.
“A result like the one at Barrow hurts us more than anyone, you take it home with you. We need to stick together and pull through together.
“You can accept what people are saying and feel sorry for yourselves, or you can prove people wrong and show them what you can do. We need to give them something to shout about.”
Crewe are now preparing for a week of cup action, with Leeds United Under-21s visiting in the Papa John’s Trophy on Tuesday (7pm), and Leyton Orient the guests in the FA Cup on Saturday (3pm).
Lunt added: “Nobody can question the hard work that goes on here, and we will keep working and harder and giving out best.
“We all want the same outcomes, and to change things around and start winning games again.
“You learn a lot when you are not winning as much as you should be. We have to stick together and keep pushing each other, and we will turn it around.”