HEREFORD manager Russell Slade has urged disgruntled fans to ‘stay with’ his side after they dropped further towards the relegation zone.

The Bulls have won once in 14 league matches and sit six points above the relegation zone following a 1-1 draw with basement side Bradford (Park Avenue) on Saturday, with a crucial trip to Kettering next weekend.

Boos were heard around Edgar Street at half-time and at the final whistle following the draw, while other sides below them won.

Slade said: “Of course there were (boos) because we’re playing the bottom of the league and we’re not winning the game and missed opportunities to get in front.

“Every game is important and we’ve not gone into today’s game not looking to get three points, we’ve gone in to win the football match and we’ll do exactly the same next week.

“We’re going to have to up our performances that’s for sure going forward. Just try and stay with it while we go through this period of injuries and this period of transition.

“We will come out of that and things can change on one game.”

It was Bradford’s second draw on the road this season with just one win to their name.

“That’s football isn’t it,” Slade added.

“When York City came here everybody expected us to lose the game, we didn’t and we very nearly won it.

“That’s football and that can happen on any given day. We’ve had to make a lot of changes today to be as competitive as we possibly can, we’ve not put in a great performance and I get that but there’s a lot of changes and we just have to move on.

“We’ve got players to come back and we shouldn’t forget that. If we sign the likes of (Stephen) Dawson back into the group and the likes of (Kieran) Thomas and (Jordan) Nicholson back, we’re much stronger.”