JAY Spearing has made a call for unity as Wanderers search for a new manager over the international break.

Life after Dougie Freedman began with a 2-1 defeat at home to Bournemouth on Saturday but the midfielder is confident that once a successor is found, the Whites’ fortunes will pick up.

Spearing, whose stunning equaliser eventually counted for nothing against the Cherries, refused to speak with the local media on Saturday.

But in a statement posted on the club website, the 25-year-old called for fans to stay positive despite Wanderers falling to the foot of the Championship table after Blackpool’s victory over Cardiff the previous night saw them leapfrog the Whites.

“After the game against Bournemouth we, as a group of players, felt like we wanted another game straight away,” he said. “In another sense though, it’ll allow for some change in the club.

“We look forward to whatever happens and whoever comes in has a very determined group of players. Every single one of us wants to get out of the situation that we’re in right now.

“There’s no doubting that this is a very important time for everyone involved with the club.

“We all want the same thing – to see our football club doing well both on and off the pitch.

“We’re all in it together. The support from the fans during the game against Bournemouth was fantastic and there was a real sense of unity. That’s exactly what we need right now.”