Derby County's chairman of football Adam Pearson has confirmed that the club's hierarchy remain firmly behind manager Paul Jewell, despite a poor start to the new season.
The Rams have still yet to register a league win under the charge of Jewell, although Derby have made it through to round three of the Carling Cup this season.
However, Pearson told the Evening Telegraph: "We know we are in a battle and I have every confidence in Paul, as has club chairman Andy Appleby, and the three of us together are quite resolute in our belief it can be turned around.
"We are not underestimating the disquiet and we know the supporters are extremely unhappy.
"All I can say is that we are working as hard as we can to turn it around.
"We have always had full confidence in Paul Jewell and that has not changed in the slightest. We are going to have to be big boys, take the stick and sort it out."