Montrose chairman Derek Sim has called on the club’s fans to get fully behind the team as they look to claw their way back up the league table.
The Gable Endies started this season well, winning four out of their first six league matches however their form has slumped in recent weeks and their last win came against Berwick at the start of December.
The Angus club suffered another disappointing defeat at home on Saturday against East Stirlingshire in front of just 269 supporters.
Montrose currently sit in eighth place in League Two on the same points as The Shire and just two ahead of bottom placed Elgin who have three games in hand.
With a new pyramid league structure now in place, this season will see the club that is bottom of League Two at the end of the campaign play off against a team from either the Lowland or Highland League.
If, for arguments sake, that club was Montrose and they lost the play-off, then they would drop out of the SPFL and would have to play next season in the Highland League.
That doomsday scenario is one Sim refuses to even contemplate.
He said: “It is absolutely vital that the fans get behind the team in these difficult times.
“It goes without saying that players don’t go into games with the aim of losing however it was still very disappointing at the weekend that after getting a draw at the home of a very good Arbroath side the week before, we could not secure three points against East Stirling.
“There was such a big difference between the two performances.
“Admittedly we have had bad luck with injuries with Paul Watson breaking a small bone in his arm against Arbroath and then Stephen Day breaking his ankle in training last week.
“Paul tried his best to play on Saturday but the referee would not allow him to do so with his cast on.
Sim added: “But the fact remains that we have not picked up the points we would have liked to in the last few weeks and it is something we have to address.
“It is up to us as a board to provide the management team with the resources they need.
“We have approached numerous players and clubs with a view to bringing fresh faces in but it is something that is proving difficult.
“We have at least two more loan signings available to us and we will continue to pursue all options.
“Hopefully though, results will pick up soon.
“I feel it will be tight until the end of the season in League Two with several teams in the mix.
“However, the thought of possibly leaving the SPFL and playing in another league after a pyramid play-off is one that we would essentially not like to contemplate.
“There are still a lot of games to be played and if we work hard with the fans fully behind us, we can regain the impetus to get us back up the table again.”