Josh Adams says he can understand supporters’ sense of frustration after Wales slumped to a fifth successive defeat this year.
Wales will head into the Autumn Nations Cup and a tough opener against Ireland on November 13, having gone nine months without victory.
Wing Adams scored three tries the last time it happened – a 42-0 demolition of Italy on February 1 – but there has been precious little to cheer since then.
A 14-10 Six Nations loss to Scotland behind closed doors in Llanelli was Wales’ first at home in the fixture since 2002, and it followed reversals against France (twice), Ireland and England.
“I was a supporter once, and I know exactly how they feel,” Adams said.
“It is difficult because we never want to lose, especially at home. I can only reiterate myself and say ‘stick with us’.
“We put our bodies on the line because we are all proud Welshmen. I’ve no doubt we will continue to work hard, pull together, no matter the results.
“It’s about how you react when your backs are against the wall. A few things, and results have gone against us.
“Now, we’ve got two weeks to get ready for Ireland, and we will make sure we put ourselves in the best possible place for the Aviva Stadium in a fortnight. It’s the beginning of a new competition for everyone.
“Every player in a stage of their career will have a patch where they don’t pick up a few wins. It’s how we come together as a team, which we are working extremely hard in the week on to do that.
“The (Scotland) result isn’t what we wanted, but that doesn’t mean we will dwell on it. It’s a line in the sand now.”
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Wales haven’t lost five games on the bounce since 2016, and life is not about to get any easier, with Ireland and newly crowned Six Nations champions England among their next three opponents.
Adams added: “It is important we come together as best we can, and I have no doubt we will.
“Don’t get me wrong, our performances need to improve and we need to get results, but our work in the week will reflect how that happens on a Saturday.
“We will work extremely hard in the next couple of weeks, I have no doubt about that.”
Head coach Wayne Pivac has experienced a difficult start to his reign since succeeding Warren Gatland, with just two wins in seven games.
And Adams said: “We have created that pressure on ourselves from the results we’ve had recently.
“Everyone expects us to win, and that’s great because we want to win every single game.
“That is going to be the key focus for us moving forward – to do everything in our control as best we can so we come out the right side of the result.”
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