Elliott Parish threw his support behind manager Sean O’Driscoll to turn Bristol City’s disasterous season around after they extended their winless run to eleven matches.
The Robins are now bottom of League One and the pressure was heaped on the former Doncaster boss after Byron Moore’s late penalty fired Crewe to a 1-0 win.
But Parish, 23, still believes O’Driscoll is the right man for the job.
“The manager’s been fantastic,” he said.
“He’s working harder than ever and things are going to turn, as long as we stick by everyone.
“Togetherness is the key – big time. If we keep the belief and togetherness, it’ll come.
“I’m just looking forward to it turning quick, because I don’t want to feel like this anymore.”
Crewe could have been out of sight by half time, but they were thwarted by a defiant Parish who pulled off two stunning saves from Moore and Oliver Turton.
City themselves should have gone ahead before the break too, but Jay Emmanuel-Thomas could only find the side netting with only the ‘keeper to beat.
After half-time, both sides struggled to find the target and the game looked destined to end goalless.
However, deep into injury time, Moore was sent tumbling in the area by Scott Wagstaff, and the winger picked himself up to smash the resulting penalty into the roof of the net.
And Alex boss Steve Davis is now calling on his players to make Gresty Road a fortress as they picked up their first home win in four league games.
“We want to win a lot of our home matches,” he said.
“We’ve got to try and build our season around that. We have had some disappointing performances and results and we’ve accepted that and move forwards.”