Middlesbrough defender Chris Riggott has pleaded with the club's faithful to play their part in a Premier League fightback for the Teessiders.
Boro needed Luke Young's 52nd-minute piledriver to snatch a point from Saturday's home clash with fellow strugglers Tottenham.
He told the Evening Gazette: "It was important to stop the rot, which we did, although perhaps some of the fans didn't appreciate it.
"I won't criticise the fans. They have every right to say what they feel. It is only a small section, but the players hear them.
"However, it is only their way of showing the frustration that we all feel at times - and at least those fans making the noise are turning up for the game.
"They show commitment and, whether they boo or jeer, we know they want us to do well.
"And it cuts both ways - we have to perform well to lift them."