Frustration will only disappear if Bristol Rovers start to win - Matt Harrold
Bristol Rovers front man Matt Harrold has no complaints over the criticism the side have received following a poor start to the new campaign.
The Pirates have claimed just one point from three home games – to add to the one they claimed on the road at Barnet on August 21.
That return has led to frustration among supporters, whose hopes of a successful start to the campaign had been raised following an encouraging end to the previous season in which Mark McGhee's side had a run of nine games unbeaten at the Memorial Stadium.
"It is a hard one to explain," said Harrold. "We were very solid at home towards the end of last season and we've come back struggling to perform in front of our home fans.
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"It's not a great feeling. There is that added bit of pressure on us because we haven't started great and we haven't got as many points as we'd have liked.
"I think that has been encouraging for some of the teams that we have had come to the Memorial Stadium. Whenever you play away against a team that is struggling, you know that you will have a chance if you can keep things level for a while because that can frustrate the crowd.
"That will filter down to the pitch, but when you have been in the game a while you come to expect that because it happens everywhere.
"It is something we have to deal with and the only way we can change it is to start winning games."
Rovers face tough trips to Gillingham and Plymouth before they return to the Memorial Stadium for a clash with big-spending Fleetwood on September 22.
Harrold added: "I think the fans recognised that we were much better last Saturday because they stayed behind us right until the end. It makes a huge difference when they are behind us."
The Football League, meanwhile, have declared themselves satisfied with the reasons that led to the abandonment of Rovers' clash against Wycombe at Adams Park on August 25.
The Pirates were leading 3-1 when a torrential downpour and claims that lightning had struck the back of a stand forced the referee to call off the game on the advice of the Wycombe safety officer.
A statment read: "The League fully supports the referee in his actions."