Craig Alcock admitted that Rovers’ recent run of digging deep to salvage points may have caught up with them as they slid to a 2-1 defeat at the hands of Port Vale.
Alcock and his teammates could not overturn a two goal deficit as they had successfully done ten days previously against Gillingham.
“I think we’ve got to keep that belief; the last two games may have caught up with us a little bit, “said Alcock.
“We’re not doing ourselves many favours because we keep going behind and its just silly little mistakes which we need to cut out and we can build again.
“We need to give the fans a performance that they can be proud of because, even tonight, they stuck by us and we need to make sure we do something for them.
“We’re a tight knit group and we’ve just got to make sure we stick together.
“You go through low spells and good spells, it happens to the best of them – just look at Chelsea – but we’ve got to stick together and come out of it the other side and look forward to Walsall now.”
Alcock clung to the fact that Rovers more than matched the high flying Gills and hopes that facing their promotion rivals Walsall will serve as the perfect tonic to banish a poor run of form at home.
“Some teams go through bad spells but it’s about how we come out of it,” he said.
“We’ve got a week now until we face Walsall and we move on to that now as anything can happen.
“We need to kick on and make sure that we put these two results behind us.
“If anything we can take character and belief from the fact we played well against Gillingham and if anything should have won and now, more than anything, it’s about making the result tonight right.”