Joint-boss Craig Hopkins scoffed at claims from some Matlock Town fans on social media that the season is over.
The claims came to light following Matlock’s 3-2 FA Trophy defeat at Glossop North End last Saturday.
It means the Gladiators having been eliminated at the opening stage of two FA competitions to lower division sides. Matlock then lost 3-0 at Ashton on Tuesday in a game where the scoreline did not reflect the play.
“The season’s not over and it’s ludicrous, ridiculous, to say it is,” said Hopkins. “There’s 27 league games to play and we’ve got to find a way of putting together a winning run of four or five league games.
“We’d won our previous two league games before Ashton and to be honest that was never a 3-0 game.
“We’re working towards our next game with the aim of starting a run like that. There’s no point in being negative, we have to work hard together as a unit and Kirky and me are both determined to us get the results we all want.
“There’s been some negative, plainly ridiculous comments, two or three people don’t know what they are talking about, but equally there’s been some very valid opinions.
“We’ll keep on working hard. Those negative comments give us fuel, we’ve proved people wrong all of our careers.”
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