MARK Wright has issued a plea for unity at Chester City in a bid to make sure the season does not end on a sour note.
Fans have been unhappy with events both on and off the field in recent weeks, with City's run of six matches without a win being overshadowed by a controversial proposal to change the club's name and worryingly low home attendances.
Blues boss Wright came under fire from some supporters in last Friday's 1-0 home defeat to Rochdale - but he wants to give the City faithful something to shout about when Barnet visit the Saunders Honda Stadium tomorrow (3pm).
Wright said: 'We need to make sure we are all rowing in the same direction - the fans, the people on the websites, everybody. We all need to pull in the same way.
'We are a small club and it's hard enough when you're a small club when everything is right.
'But when you get certain factions who are doing things that are wrong at the football club, it's not right and it will not help the cause of Chester City.'
The City boss acknowledged that recent performances had not been up to scratch, adding: 'We are doing everything we can to give the fans what they want.
'At this moment in time, the players that we've got are just falling a bit short.
'But they are going to be revved up for the weekend and they are going to go out and have a real good go.'
Chester harboured outside hopes of making the League Two play-offs a month ago, but their recent barren run has seen them slip further and further off the pace.
Having won only once at home all year, City have seen gates at the Saunders Honda Stadium fall below the 2,000 mark.
There was further bad news yesterday when it was announced that next Thursday's AGM has been postponed.
Chairman Stephen Vaughan had planned to reveal more about his idea to change City's name to 'Chester-Halton' at the meeting, but now shareholders will have to wait for a new date to be fixed before they can hear more about the unpopular proposal.
A statement on Chester's official website said: 'It is with regret that the club board have had to postpone the AGM for shareholders. A new date will be announced in due course.'
* Midfielder Paul Rutherford is on standby to make his first start of the season tomorrow. The 19-year-old will play if Dean Bennett fails to recover from a thigh injury.
Wright had yesterday resigned himself to not being able to strengthen his squad before last night's deadline for loan signings.