Owen Coyle is banking on the team spirit which exists within his Bolton squad to help the club break out of an alarming slump in form.
The Trotters have suffered eight defeats in their opening 10 games of the season and currently sit second from bottom in the Premier League table.
While it is still too early to talk about relegation scraps, Coyle is aware that performances must improve quickly if the club are to steer clear of trouble.
He is confident they can do just that, providing everyone connected with the club continues to pull in the same direction.
"Two years ago we were in the bottom three and everyone said we were going to be relegated," Coyle told the Bolton News.
"We addressed it then, and took the club on, and we will address it now.
"It is a challenge for everyone. In the last couple of months it has not been nice for anyone - not me, the players or our fans.
"They have backed us all the way but I say the same to them as I do to the players, we are in this together. We need them behind on us Sunday against Stoke as much as we ever have."
Bolton will be without the suspended Ricardo Gardner this weekend, following his dismissal against Swansea, and that means Paul Robinson will be handed an immediate recall after being dropped for the trip to the Liberty Stadium.
Coyle said: "Paul Robinson has played in every game for me. He missed Saturday because I felt that Ricardo Gardner was due a chance.
"Unfortunately Ricardo put himself into the position where the referee was forced to make a decision.
"But what happened has happened. Bibi will be suspended now for Sunday but I'll still be able to put a team out there that is capable of getting a result against Stoke."