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Stuckmann: We Need You

11 March 2016

Giant stopper calls for unity ahead of White Rose clash.

Thorsten Stuckmann vowed that Rovers will turn a corner for the supporters who travelled to Glanford Park on Tuesday evening.

Stuckmann kept the scoreline against Scunthorpe United respectable and hopes that he and his teammates can earn their first win since the turn of the year when they travel to Bradford City.

“It’s hard to pin it down to anything. I would like to apologise to the supporters because they’ve been outstanding,” he said.

“I don’t know how many were there on Tuesday night but they’ve got to support us and we will do everything we can to get out of this and start winning games.

“We need you, you need us and we need to stick together as close as we can so we can get out of it.

“What we need as players is, even if it’s not going in our favour, we need their support and to be pushed forward for 90 minutes.

“They expect us to deliver and we have to do that – we need to be better – they will get it back 100%!”

Stuckmann believes that for Rovers to have a change in fortunes, they must help themselves and score first in matches – something that hasn’t happened for 11 games.

“It would help if we scored first rather than go behind; if Lynden (Gooch) scores early on against Scunthorpe then it’s a different game and we need this bit of luck to turn in our favour,” he said.

“Being in front makes it a lot easier and the pressure would fall off the players and we can express ourselves a bit more.

“On Tuesday night we didn’t win enough individual battles, not enough second balls and didn’t play as we wanted to play.

“Also we didn’t create many chances but we’ve got to believe in each other, work hard to create those chances, stick to the game plan and stick with the gaffer and it will turn, I’m really confident about that!

“You have to believe and I was really down and disappointed on Tuesday night but we have to focus on Bradford because football – especially in this league – where you have 46 games the good thing is you can turn it around when you play twice a week and have the opportunity to turn it around.”

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