Yakubu: Abuse hindering team

The Scot endured a barrage of abuse from supporters at Ewood Park

on Tuesday in their 2-1 defeat by Bolton. The result left Rovers

bottom of the Premier League and the club’s top scorer Yakubu has

labelled the abuse as ‘shocking’. The former Everton marksman wants

fans to get behind the team, stating they are needed to help Rovers

climb the table. “For me, it’s hard,” he told The Independent.

“It’s not good for us as players. We are all feeling it. There’s

always pressure when you are not winning. “I’ve never, never been

in a situation like this before in my life. Not since I’ve been

playing football. Calling for the manager to leave, I don’t know

what to say. “It’s shocking, but what can you do? The players

aren’t talking about bringing in a new manager. We’ll just stick

together and see how it goes. “We arrive at the game and say, ‘What

is it going to be? Are the fans against us?’ We just plead that

they stick with the team. The situation is not good for the

players, it’s not good for the club. “They are our 12th man. We

need them to help us achieve something for the club; to help move

up from our position. We are not in a good situation, bottom of the

League. We need them to be with us and fight together.”