Neal Ardley has thanked AFC Wimbledon supporters for being patient with the team as they contend with a congested fixture schedule.
The Dons boss has had little time between games to prepare his players with a punishing run of midweek matches causing tired legs and minds in the camp.
Wimbledon were held to a goalless draw by Southend on Tuesday night following Saturday’s poor showing against Hartlepool and another stalemate at Cambridge a few days earlier.
It leaves Ardley’s side without a victory in their last three outings ahead of York City’s visit to Kingsmeadow tomorrow but the Dons chief says it is not for the want of trying.
They have had various penalty shouts and near misses in the last week or so and the hard-working manager believes the fans are right to show a bit of tolerance.
He said: “I don’t think we’ve done anything to not deserve that. We let ourselves down at Hartlepool and I apologised to the fans that travelled up there.
“The players and I were down and it’s not like we don’t care, that had come on the back of two very good performances. Our defensive record at an important time has been very good.
“It’s certainly not been for the want of trying. I looked at the first half against Hartlepool and Jake Reeves had a couple of great moments.
“With the first one he made a great run to get on the end of Bayo’s cut-back but his shot actually hit Alfie Potter. They are the moments that can affect you.
“We’ve had a couple of penalty shouts, Craig Tanner has had a couple of shots deflected wide and Deji Oshilaja hit the crossbar on Saturday.
“We have been getting into good positions.
“We have to keep going and believe that it will turn. We have tried to freshen the team up without making drastic changes. We have one more to go in this spell.”
Former Norwich City winger George Francomb is in contention to face York after recovering from a Hamstring injury which has kept him out since last month.
Solid centre-back Dave Winfield is ineligible for the clash against his parent club.