Holdsworth Admits Things Are Tough

09 October 2012 05:35
Aldershot News reporter Jon Couch has reported that Shots manager Dean Holdsworth believes that he is going through the toughest spell of his managerial career.

Under-fire Dean Holdsworth has urged the players, staff and fans of Aldershot Town to stick together after a woeful display and a fourth straight defeat led to a chorus of boos echoing round the EBB Stadium on Saturday.

Holdsworth and a number of his players came under fierce criticism from large sections of disillusioned fans after a 1-0 loss against Chesterfield, as the club found itself languishing in a relegation zone for the first time in its short history.

Chris Atkinson's strike 15 minutes from time ensured the Shots slumped to a fourth defeat from their opening six matches at home so far this season in League Two, with Holdsworth's men only having found the net twice in that time.

It is a dreadful run of form which has also contributed to a worrying 25% drop in attendances at the EBB Stadium, heaping pressure on all quarters both on and off the field to turn things around swiftly.

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