The manager said: "He's fine. I had a good chat with Simon today.
"Simon has saved us in games - a number of games - in my time here. His form is probably just like the team's - we all need to be better collectively as a squad.
"He is coping well. It's never easy and I've always said, however it comes, you won't like criticism whether it's deserved or not. But it's part of the sport and part of the game, all you can do is focus on being the best you can be in your next game and your next training session. That's something he's done. That's our idea."
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