Bedlington Terriers player/ manager Andy Ferrell expressed his belief that his side only need to “worry about themselves” after they managed to rescue a point against Sunderland RCA.
The 31-year-old is as eager as ever to prove his doubters wrong this season and has heaped praise on his side for “not throwing in the towel” and “fighting” till the very last second.
Ferrell said: “We only have to worry about ourselves, we have to kick on now and I have been in the game a long time now, people will be writing us off, no doubt.
“The side have been stop, start all season, we have pushed Sunderland all the way there today, why can’t we go and do that every game.
“Anyone who know me knows that I will fight until the dying day, we have to stay up and stick together and hopefully be able to stick our fingers up at the end of the season to those who wrote us off.”
Alex Benjamin scored the goal with the final kick of the game that earned the Terriers a point which lifted them off the bottom of the table.
He added: “Alex is a goalscorer, and no disrespect to him, his legs have gone and his best days are behind him, but he is fit and he is there if you need him, I can trust him 100 per cent.
“Alex is someone who I have known for years, if there is one person who you wanted in the box at that moment, it’s be Alex, and that is what he is very good at.
“Fortunately for us, it was the goal that got us the point that we deserved, credit to the lads, they never threw in the towel like they have done once or twice this season.”
The midfielder has expressed his desire to bring more players into the squad, while “lack of commitment” by some players has left him “disgusted”.
“We need more bodies in the side, some of the lads’ attitudes is disgusting, the bare minimum you can do is actually show up, they need to take a long look at themselves.
“We had four on the bench today, not many would have the guts to throw a 16-year-old into the action, but it does get to me when people aren’t committed enough,” added the midfielder.