GARY Bowyer insists Blackburn Rovers did not deserve to be booed off after they drew 0-0 at home to basement boys Yeovil Town.
Rovers would have moved within two points off the play-off places had they been able to beat the rock-bottom Glovers.
But, to the frustration of the Ewood Park faithful, who had done their best to rally their side during the 90 minutes, they were unable to do so.
Rovers boss Bowyer said: “They don’t need booing at the end of the game.
“You have to remember for the last three years this club has survived relegation from the Premiership on the last day of the season, got relegated the following year and then nearly got relegated last season.
“Now we are only four points off going into the final three games. I understand the frustration but these lads need as much support as they can get all the way through.
“We’re getting booed at the end of a game against a team who are fighting for their lives.
“Yeovil have just drawn with Leicester, who are going to win this league.
“There is no divine right to win any game in this league, don’t expect any team in this league to give us an easy game. There is no such thing as an easy game.
"The crowd can play their part massively and there were times during the game when they really did.
“But they’ve got to keep going all the way.”
The draw was Rovers’ sixth in their last nine unbeaten matches.
And it leaves them four points off sixth-placed Brighton & Hove Albion, who could only draw at Huddersfield Town.
But the gap could stretch to six points if Ipswich Town win at Watford on Saturday.
Bowyer admitted his side, who head to Birmingham City on Monday (3pm), lacked a cutting edge against a Yeovil team who defended heroically throughout.
He said: “We looked a little bit tired, a little bit nervy and we just didn’t quite have enough in the final third to win the game.
“But how many times have we said this season that it’s not happened in the final third? A couple? Over the course of the season you have to bring that into your thoughts.
“Our players know they’ve not hit the standards of the last couple of months but we go again.”
Tommy Spurr, the only player in the Rovers squad to start every Championship match this season, is a major doubt for the trip to St Andrew’s on Monday after he came off today with a groin injury.