Following on from the announcement by the club yesterday evening that club legend John Sheridan has agreed to rejoin the club as Head Coach, we feel John and the team deserve our full backing and support for the remainder of the season on the understanding that Mr Lemsagam remains in talks to actually sell the club as quickly and responsibly as possible. We would also expect John to be left in sole charge of the team, without outside influence from the owner or sporting director. This appointment is obviously a hugely positive move from the board but we still need to see evidence of the sale progressing and will be keeping a watchful eye to ensure this happens.

John has more experience of fighting off relegation than any manager/head coach in our club’s history and needs free reign for this to happen. We ask the club to now give John the chance to recruit players of his preference to help us fight for the remainder of the season.

We wish to make it perfectly clear that PTB still have grave concerns (as do the majority of the fan base) over how the current ownership, board and directors past/present, may affect us in the long term should they remain involved. Because of this we will remain in talks with the Foundation, EFL, FSA and MPs over the clubs running privately, but publicly on-field matters will take precedence from now until the end of the season and we will do whatever we can to promote each fixture. We also appreciate some fans may find Sheridan’s appointment and a relegation battle not enough to warrant returning to which we completely understand and respect your reasons for staying away.

Finally to the long suffering supporters of our club, whether you are Abdallah Out or otherwise, for the remainder of the season our club needs your support to remain in League 2, something that is absolutely vital for our future. We know Shez will get the lads fighting for the badge, fighting for every ball and fighting for each and every one of the 63 points still up for grabs. Let’s show Shez what this club’s fantastic fan base is all about once again.

We will leave this one here to get you in the mood…

Shez Returns