Little Backed by Chairman

Last updated : 17 January 2002 By Andy Beill
Brian Little
Brian Little - searching for a win
The pair met recently to discuss the current situation, but there will be no "rash decisions" as they look to the rest of the season.

Pearson said: "It was a very positive and a very productive meeting. We discussed a number of things and basically Brian and I both said that the second half of our season starts on Saturday against Exeter.
"We've still got 20 games to play. That's 60 points at stake and we're starting with a clean sheet. There is absolutely no sense of panic and no need to make any rash decisions. We're disappointed with recent results but we mustn't lose sight of the fact that we are only three points behind third place.
"Promotion is still the priority and hopefully we will secure enough points in the second half of the season to finish in the top three. We have a squad capable of doing that but if we have to go through the play-offs then so be it."

City are without a win in seven games, but Pearson believes that with the fans' support the team will pick up their first three points of the year.
He said: "The important thing is that we put the past few weeks behind us and concentrate on getting back to winning ways against Exeter. We need the fans behind us and hopefully everyone will realise how important it is to encourage the players."

Justin Whittle
Justin Whittle - "We'll roll up our sleeves"
Meanwhile, captain Justin Whittle says that the side will "give it 110% in every game" to get a win under their belts.

The 30-year-old said: "The confidence has taken a few blows but the spirit is still there.
"We are as disappointed with results as they are but there's nothing a win wouldn't put right.
"We need to keep it tight at the back because we are creating chances and our luck has got to change at some stage."