Bournemouth manager Jimmy Quinn accused his players of not taking enough responsibility after the drab goalless draw with Morecambe but asked fans to stay patient.
The crowd of 3,068 was the lowest home league attendance for Bournemouth since the Dean Court ground was redeveloped seven years ago. Those fans present were not slow to boo the players off at the end for failing to overcome Morecambe's plucky resistance.
Quinn said: "I felt we did not take enough responsibility to test their goalkeeper, and although we had the majority of play, we did not show enough quality in the final third of the pitch."
He added: "The fans have a right to moan, but the problem is we have some young players who let the criticism get to them, and I am asking the fans to be patient.
"We have to be better than that if we are going to beat Blyth Spartans in the FA Cup. It is a very big game for us."
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