After two away wins in five days, Mansfield Town boss Adam Murray called on home fans to be patient with his side when they try to complete a double over Morecambe on Saturday.
Stags won 2-1 at Morecambe on 26th January and five days later came away from Crawley with a 1-0 success.
Murray is convinced Stags’ poor home form is down to players losing confidence and scared to make a mistake in front of a crowd that can quickly turn on them.
“We want to put this home form right,” said Murray. “It’s getting on our nerves a little bit now. That brings a challenge in itself and Saturday is important.
Click HERE to read John Lomas blog on the hostile home atmosphere
“I looked at the Crawley game and in the first 10 minutes the ball spent more time in the air than it did on the floor.
“But because we are away from home, there are not as many moans and groans.
“It is the same with bad passes. Chris Clements passed one out of play after about three minutes. But because we were away from home it didn’t have the effect on players that it probably would have had if we were at home.
“So I am asking for patience on Saturday if we don’t get off to a good start. “Obviously we are going to try to get out of the blocks.
“But we have had two good results and it’s no co-incidence that away from home the boys seem to kick on when things don’t go our way. So everyone will have a part to play on Saturday.”
A win on Saturday will see Mansfield chalk up a double over the Shrimps inside just 12 days.
“We know what to expect – it’s only two weeks since we played them,” said Murray.
“They will want to put the previous couple of results behind them and get a win. So we will have to set up in the right frame of mind like we have for the last two games.
“We have taken a bit of the pressure off ourselves and we are not looking at the league in terms of we’ve got to do this or we’ve got to do that. It’s another game – can we win it? If we lose it it’s not the end of the world. We are in a super place.
“We will be going out to win the game and then we’ve got another massive game on Tuesday. So it’s another good week for us.
“We know Morecambe will provide us with a tough test.
“They went to Northampton and before Northampton scored, they were probably the better team. So we know it’s going to be a challenge for us.”