“I think I’ve got to try to remind them that what they did today, despite the fact that it looks awful - 0-3 against Leeds looks like a bad performance and bad result - I think my job will be to suggest to them that it wasn’t that bad, a lot of the things we did were the right things to do and the work rate and desire was there, we’ve got to keep that going,” he said.
“It’s not over until it’s over, and you mustn't allow yourself one minute to wallow in self-pity. You’ve got to keep believing, keep hoping.
“I’ve been a part of that at Fulham, we were relegated at half-time with three games to go, but in some way we got a result in that game and ended up staying up as well, so that’s going to be my message to the players. I’ve seen it happen before and still retain some belief in it and it’s a question now of the players themselves showing that faith and belief, and finding the mental strength that will be necessary.”