King's Lynn defender assures fans that players are hurting ahead of Maidenhead United clash
Defender Luis Fernandez has assured King’s Lynn Town fans that the players are as hurt as they are at recent results.
Four successive defeats – and still without a home win – have left the Linnets in the National League drop zone ahead of tomorrow’s trip to Maidenhead.
This has led to some Linnets supporters taking to social media channels to voice their concerns at the club’s current form.
But Fernandez, who arrived at The Walks on loan from Stevenage in the summer, said: “We’re all hurting in that dressing room at the minute.
“We’re a very close group and it’s about sticking together and working hard together.
“The last 30 minutes at Altrincham on Tuesday night was the first time we’ve been outplayed and we know that we are better than that.
“Being in the bottom bit of the table frustrates us all, so it’s about rolling our sleeves up to start getting some results.
“We know as a group that we need to score more goals and that we need to stop conceding silly goals too, it’s about finding that balance.”
A positive Fernandez reckons it will eventually start to go Lynn’s way, saying: “Apart from at Eastleigh, I’d say that in every other game this season we’ve been the better side in the first half.
“This Saturday won’t define our season but I do feel we need to roll our sleeves up and put in a performance.
“Maidenhead are a very good side who fight for the club and we’ve got to match them. We’re a really young team and that’s credit to the manager that he trusts us when we go out on the pitch.
“We’re not even a quarter of the way through the season. We’re a young squad and there’s still plenty of time for us to put things right.
“It’s absolutely massive now that the fans are right behind us as they our very much our 12th man.
“I know the levels of support haven’t been the same this season for whatever reasons but our supporters have such a big part to play.”
Fernandez, who turned 20 this week, made a dozen league and cup appearances for Stevenage and had a loan at National League South Oxford City last season.
He has found himself in and out of the side in the early stages of the season as manager Ian Culverhouse tries to find the best formula at the back.
But the youngster only has designs on helping the team climb up the table, whether starting in the team or finding himself on the bench.
“It’s not about me or any other individual at the club, we’re all in it together and the squad is very close-knit group,” he said.
“We’ve got a respectful manager who pulls you to one side and explains things to you.
“When I signed I knew that I was going to be working with a really good manager and a great group of players and that opinion hasn’t changed.”