BOSS Simon Weaver has sent a rallying cry to Harrogate Town’s long-suffering fans to get behind him and help them up the table to safety.
The Wetherby Road faithful have had little to shout about again this year with Town faltering in the league.
Weaver’s men missed a great opportunity to put some daylight between them and the relegation places on Saturday.
They were beaten 1-0 by close rivals Workington in a desperately poor display to slump to 18th in Blue Square North (see page 57).
The threat of a third consecutive home defeat against Worcester City tomorrow (3pm ko) may start alarm bells ringing.
But Weaver is trying to stay cool in the pressure cooker. He hopes his chargers will follow suit.
“I think it was Andy Sinton at Telford who asked his fans to get behind them, show their support and the next game they won,” said Weaver.
“The fans have been very supportive this season because they know the situation we’ve been under with the injuries.
“But we’ll be looking to go out on Saturday and give them something to shout about.”
Weaver feels they need another three wins from their last seven games to secure survival.
A victory at perennial bogey side Droylsden next Tuesday (7.45pm ko) might be a step too far, considering with wealth of experience Dave Pace has at his disposal.
But Weaver is staying firmly optimistic.
“I think if you look at the record books we’ve not won there for nine years, that isn’t good,” he added.
“But if we play anything like we did against Guiseley then we’re in with a chance because I think we were really unlucky not to get anything out of that game.”
Midfielder Adam Nowakowski could be in line to make his long awaited comeback tomorrow.
Paul Bolland, Michael Brough and Jonny Allan face a race to make the starting XI.
Meanwhile, Weaver has offered his sympathy to former Harrogate Railway boss Nigel Danby, assistant Mick Norbury and coach Steve Davey who were sacked this week by the Station View club.
Weaver had worked closely with Danby throughout the campaign.
“He’s a good guy, him and Mickey are great footballing people,” he said.
“It’s a shame both Harrogate teams are down there fighting relegation.
“We want both clubs to be safe because that’s good for the town.”