Oct 7 2013 Main WIR
TRANMERE Rovers boss Ronnie Moore urged the club and supporters to give him time to turn around their fortunes after defeat at Swindon sent them bottom of League One.
Rovers have picked up just one win from their first 10 league games and a Dany N’Guessan penalty was enough to give hosts Swindon all three points at the County Ground on Saturday.
But Moore, who arrived back at Prenton Park in March 2012, insisted the situation can change in a matter of weeks and he should be given time to prove it.
“I had two manager of the months last season and now everyone is saying I’m rubbish,” he said.
“I don’t read papers or listen to what is being said but the vast majority will not be happy, that’s for sure.
“It’s not a nice feeling and I’m not used to it, but it is a tough league and a tough old month but we’re not far from pinching a win.
“It can all change very quickly. We are bottom of the table, but if we win one game we are 15th so we are not going to panic yet. It is so tight, we need to start winning and make it a habit.”
Rovers were solid at the back, aside from Tom Hateley’s trip on Alex Pritchard in the penalty area that led to N’Guessan grabbing the only goal of the game on 29 minutes.
Tranmere but failed to create any clear-cut chances but Moore defended his use of a lone striker away from home and insists the team must not start feeling down about their predicament.
“To be fair, and when you come to somewhere like Swindon, if you play 4-4-2, you will get slaughtered,” he added.
“You can’t feel sorry for yourselves, you just have to get on with it. That commitment and that desire will ensure we’re not far away. We have to dig deep and keep going.”