Paul Ince has urged Blackburn Rovers fans to rally behind his struggling side ahead of Saturday's visit of Liverpool.
Disgruntled fans have booed Rovers off at full-time in their last two games following their slide to the foot of the Premier League table.
Ince's summer appointment has come under scrutiny with the Ewood Park club currently 19th in the table on the back of a run of nine league matches without a win.
But the Rovers boss has appealed for support ahead of the visit of the current league leaders.
"It is difficult and I understand the fans' frustrations but it is important that we all stick together," he told the club's official website.
"It is easy to boo and criticise players when things aren't going too well but that is when we most need your support.
"From the players' point of view, it is important that the fans stick with us because we are in a situation where we need all hands to the pump.
"The lads need the fans more than anything. I know it is hard for the supporters, it's hard for me, and it's hard for everybody but we've all got to stick together.
"Fans are fans and if you don't get the results they get frustrated, but we need their support."