League One bottom club Chesterfield have given manager John Sheridan a vote of confidence and pledged action to help the battle against relegation.
They say Sheridan will be able to improve the squad during the January transfer window.
They also say further “expertise” will join the Boardroom.
Their statement, issued to attempt to reassure fans following discussions between chairman Barrie Hubbard and majority shareholder Dave Allen, reads: “Chesterfield FC is aware of the concerns of its fans in view of the club’s current league position and wish to provide some reassurance by the actions that the club is taking to redress the current situation. The club’s first priority is to avoid relegation after successfully winning promotion last season and action is being taken in full support of that key objective.
“After last season’s outstanding success the club takes the view that manager John Sheridan doesn’t suddenly become a bad manager overnight. John, and his management team, will be supported in their endeavours with changes both on and off the pitch.
Further footballing expertise will be brought in at Boardroom level and the manager has been given the thumbs up to improve the squad during the transfer window. Funds are being made available. The club wishes to thank all of its supporters, sponsors, and customers for their continued valuable support and, in appreciation, is looking for a radical improvement during the second half of the season.”