Gary Waddock has defended his player's performances after a horrid November which saw his Aldershot Town side suffer four defeats from five games.

They only took a point from that period, albeit from a strong showing at current league leaders Lincoln City where they were extremely unlucky not to leave with al victory and all three points.

The Shots were also unlucky to lose at Forest Green, where they were minutes away from a valiant point and put in a decent performance against Eastleigh, with the only real poor performance coming in the 2-1 defeat at Macclesfield.

Heading into December and the Boreham Wood game, Waddock has admitted there have been chats within the dressing room about the poor run but has backed his group of players to come through their tough period and get their league campaign back on track.

He said: "We've had chats with individuals and we've had chats with different groups too and within the group, but let's be honest it's not a crisis.

"It's been a few games and if you spread those games out it would look better, but because it's in a small period of time everybody sees worrying signs and there's probably a bit of negativity but we need everybody to be positive.

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"We'll find out what support we have within the group and also how people deal with it outside the group, when things aren't going well is when you need the support where everybody sticks together and gets behind the team.

"We just have to make sure we halt this run as soon as we can, but I'll stand up for the players and say that they have been excellent this year apart from the points return in November - the performances have been good.

"There would be more alarm bells ringing if we weren't performing, we have done in the majority of those games, we just have to stick together through this period.

"I'm hoping December brings more points, I'm glad to see the back of November so we're looking forward to the coming games and hopefully getting one or two of the injured players back into the group.

"We need to get back to where we were but we also need to get players back into the squad which gives us more competition and then hopefully we can pick up some wins and have the Trophy to look forward to as well."