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Dover Athletic assistant manager Steve Brown lifts lid on 'lowest' week at the club for manager Nicky Forster

Steve Brownby Alex Hoad

Dover assistant manager Steve Brown says he and Nicky Forster have experienced the lowest week since they joined the club, but retain the support of their chairman.

Defeats at Farnborough on Saturday – when Whites were 5-0 down at half-time – and 1-0 at Dorchester on Tuesday night have made it five straight league defeats for the Whites.

It is the club’s worst run since they lost six straight in Ryman League, Premier Division in August and September 2004.

Brown insisted the club’s fortunes would turn and said it was “not yet a disaster” as Dover were still third in Blue Square Bet South and seven points ahead of the play-off chasing pack.

He said: “The chairman has been fantastic. He’s scratching his head about what’s happened but he’s been nothing but supportive.

“We’re not naive, we know it is a results business and we’ve not been good enough but the chairman knows it is not a disaster yet. He can look at the table and see a couple of results and things will look a lot better.”

Brown added: “The first half on Saturday was the lowest point of our time at Dover, without a doubt.

“The morale and the confidence is pretty low but we need to stick together and stop the rot. It will turn around but it hurts at the moment.”

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