We’ll turn things around, Hockaday tells Forest Green boo-boys
THICK-SKINNED David Hockaday is aiming to silence the Forest Green boo-boys with a victory at home to Macclesfield on Saturday.
The former Watford assistant manager has vowed to turn around Forest Green’s wretched form and “get it right” after suffering another abject defeat away to Kidderminster Harriers.
The Rovers manager insisted he would find a way to instill a “winning mentality” into his squad as he faced up to a fifth Skrill Premier loss in six games.
Their 4-1 defeat at Kidderminster on Tuesday was watched by 129 Rovers fans, who subjected the manager with ‘You don’t know what you’re doing’ and ‘You’re getting sacked in the morning’ chants.
But the long-serving Rovers boss is determined to address the slump and is loyally backed by his chairman Dale Vince.
"Of course, I understand their frustrations," said Hockaday.
"If they want to take it out on me then take it out on me, but you've got to support the players.
"People out there can say what they like, I can't control that. At the end of the day, I work hard and put in an honest shift. I believe in my players and people need to get behind them.
"I don't like to moan about things like that but everything that can go wrong is going wrong at the moment.
A confident Hockaday is certainly not short of self belief as the former Swindon Town right-back turns his gaze towards Macclesfield.
“I’m a winner. My record throughout my career as a player, as a coach and even as a manager shows that I win more than I lose.
"We'll look after ourselves and come back punching on Saturday. That's all we can do. They are determined to put it right and I know they will."
"We're going to shut up a lot of people because we're going to shoot up the league. It's not going to be easy, but I know we'll work hard and that's all we can do."
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