27 Nov 2008
Audio interview with Andy Perry from mansfieldtown.net here
part 2 here
Stags chairman gives manager McEwan vote of confidence
CHAD.co.uk, 27 November 2008,
MANSFIELD Town manager Billy McEwan - underfire from some fans after a run of one win in seven BSP matches - has been publically backed by chairman Andy Perry.
Full story at CHAD.co.uk here
McEwan was given a three-year contract by the club's new owners in the summer and has called for supporters to show patience and stick with him through the recent slide down the BSP table.
Now the club's chairman has joined the debate over the manager in an audio interview with the club's official website mansfieldtown.net
Perry said: "Not only does he have my backing, he has the backing of the board and has the backing of a lot of fans as well. There is always a minority, and I don't want to talk about the minority of people out there that just want to jump on the bandwagon . . . that seem to do harm to the football club with the bad publicity they get out there.
"I want to concentrate on trying to help Billy build a stronger team and move forward. We have the January transfer window coming up, we know Billy is looking at certain players.
"It is difficult when you are a Conference team, though we still feel ourselves as a Football League team, the way we train, the way we do things at the football club.
"We are mindful we aren't getting the results; it is a results based business. There is nobody more than me wants us to win . . . but some of us have to keep a cool head, there is still a good half of the season to go. We have got to dig deep, show a lot of character to produce these results.
"Also we are mindful that we do want to strengthen (the squad) and Billy has our full support to strengthen. He is talking to the board all the time about players . . . they may have to drop down to the Conference level and it is trying to sell them the bigger picture to do that . . . I am pretty convinced we will be bringing somebody in, in January."
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