United squad will turn around form, says Reds defender Simpson


Workington Reds defender Jake Simpson believes the club's management, players and fans must stick together as they look to turn around their sluggish start to the season against Altrincham tomorrow night (7.45pm kick-off).

Reds have not won a match since the opening day of the season and succumbed to a 3-2 defeat against Grantham Town on Saturday despite leading twice.

But Simpson refused to point fingers and is adamant that the team will get out of the rut if they rally around, starting at Borough Park against the Robins tomorrow night.

He added: "The lads are hurting just as much as the supporters so as a group we've got to rally together and turn it around.

"One of the joys of this league is that you've always got another game coming up but it's another tough one.

"Altrincham is a good chance for us to put some of the wrongs right.

"We've got a really good dressing room from the managers right down to the lads on the bench and we're a close group.

"We take on a siege mentality at times like this and there's nobody been hung out to dry."

Simpson admitted they had let themselves down at Grantham but believes the Gingerbreads' late, controversial winner should have been ruled out.

He said: "Saturday was a frustrating game.

"Again we've created chances but this time we've actually taken them and let ourselves down at the opposite end of the pitch, albeit the last one was yards offside in my opinion.

"We've got to do more as a back four and as a team to make sure we don't give away those chances.

"We put ourselves in a position where that one decision cost us the game so we've let ourselves down and let what would have been three very good points slip."

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