Brown: We must earn support
01 Oct 2009 - 16:24:14
Hull City boss Phil Brown has admitted he needs to win back the support of the fans following his side's disappointing recent form.
The Tigers have started the new Premier League season where they finished off the last one after struggling to pick up points.
Brown's future at the KC Stadium has been the subject of intense debate following last week's 6-1 hammering at the hands of Liverpool.
Tigers chairman Paul Duffen has come out in support of his embattled manager, but Brown himself has admitted there is work to be done to win back support.
"This year, with the slow start, confidence is at a premium and the support we are getting is at a premium," he explained.
"But it is a two-way street. We understand we have to acquit ourselves in the manner we have in the last two-and-a-half years to get the supporters behind us again.
"There is some complaining at the moment, and rightly so - your team gets beaten six at Anfield and four at home to Everton.
"They will have gripes and reason to moan but, as far as we are concerned, we are working very hard behind the scenes to put that right.
"It is quite a simple case of us, from minute one to minute 90, being 100 per cent committed to the cause."