FRICKLEY Athletic boss Peter Rinkcavage insists the whole club must “pull together” if they’re to avoid relegation from the Evo-Stik Premier Division.
The Blues sit in the relegation places going into Saturday’s home game against Retford United - the first of four crucial home games on the spin.
And Rinkcavage has called on fans and players of the South Elmsall club to pull together to help them achieve their aim of retaining their Premier Division status.
“I don’t know what comes first, if the fans are meant to inspire the players or if the players are meant to inspire the fans, but everyone needs to be pulling together at this time,” said the Blues boss.
“The supporters have to get behind the lads because they’re low on confidence, but I also know that the fans are loyal and they pay their money and expect to see goals and be entertained.
“It’s also up to the players to get the fans behind the team but we’re going through a bad patch at the moment and we all need to be together to pull through it.”
Rinkcavage has highlighted the need to bring new players in to bolster his squad.
But he’s being met by a brick wall, with teams unwilling to let players leave either permanently or on a loan deal due to the fixture congestion caused by the bad winter weather.
“I’ve been working non-stop to bring players in and had three cash bids for players turned down recently,” said the Blues boss.
“Teams just aren’t letting players go so it’s difficult for us, but I’m hoping we can get a couple of new faces in for the weekend.”
On Saturday’s clash with Town, Rinkcavage said: “I’ve watched them a few times and they’re a good team.
“Every game is a crucial one for us now though and we have to look to try and get the three points.”
Matty Bloor has left the club to join AFC Goole, who he had a spell earlier this season.
Bloor made 34 appearances and scored one goal during his time in South Elmsall.
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