Dundee boss Neil McCann has urged the club’s fans to stick with the team after they suffered their fourth defeat on the trot at St Johnstone.
The Dark Blues fell to the foot of the Premiership table with no points after three consecutive league losses as Saints ran out 1-0 winners at McDiarmid Park.
Despite a good showing in the first-half, Tony Watt’s strike early in the second period was enough for the Perth side to seal their first three points of the season.
And, at the final whistle, the sizeable travelling support made their feelings clear.
“I can understand them getting restless,” said Neil.
“I don’t have any gripes with the fans showing disappointment at the end because we all want to win the game.
“They’ve travelled in their numbers again and they are disappointed to go away with nothing to show for our play on Saturday.
“I’ve got no complaints but I just want them to stick by the players and continue to support because we are still working away.
“Yes, third league game down we’ve still not got any points but they can’t keep hearing the same things that we are playing well. The boys need to start taking chances.
“The fans have been brilliant to me in my time here as a player and as a manager.
“Yeah, when things aren’t going well they are going to shout and show their disappointment and I get that because I am disappointed for my team.”
What frustrated the manager most was the dominance his team showed in the first half in particular. They didn’t make the most of that, however, as the home side rode out the storm and then took their chance when it came.
Neil added: “It’s so frustrating. I thought we totally dominated the first half bar the five-minute spell that St Johnstone had.
“It’s another one of those where you feel you’ve played really well, particularly in the first half, and it’s a sore one to take.
“Sofien Moussa has a great chance with a header. He headed it too straight at the keeper and he makes a save.
“The goal he scored against St Johnstone last season at Dens was a more difficult header but this one was right at the goalkeeper.”
Meanwhile, the Dark Blues have been linked with a move for former Dundee United man Danny Swanson.
The 31-year-old has played four times for Hibs this season.