BUXTON manager John Reed has called on more people to support their local team.
It comes after last Saturday’s FA Carlsberg Trophy win over Garforth Town was watched by a crowd of just 188 at the Silverlands, compared to the 250 who saw Glossop North End’s 5-0 thrashing of Blidworth at Surrey Street in the FA Carlsberg Vase.
Asked about the crowd after the game, Reed said: “At the end of the day, the crowds are no different anywhere. If you are not winning games and not playing well, they go down. The crowds are fickle, people are fickle.
“For me, they’ve been spoilt the last four years. The players have been fantastic, play-off final, finished sixth, finished eighth, finished 14th, Derbyshire Senior Cup winners, Derbyshire Cup runners-up, last round of the FA Cup qualifying twice. I think these players over the last four years have bent spoons for Buxton.
“If they are not happy with that, and that’s how they want to repay Chris Brindley who has done fantastic at this club, I cannot do anything about that. I don’t live in Buxton.
“For me, you should keep supporting your local team, your local players, even through bad times, and we know we are having a bad time, but it doesn’t do my players any good when crowds are dropping like they are and with the negative comments.”