Boro chairman Holland backs joint-managers

Boro's joint managers Bryan Hughes and Paul Foot (above) have been backed by chairman Dave Holland (inset)
Boro's joint managers Bryan Hughes and Paul Foot (above) have been backed by chairman Dave Holland (inset)

Scarborough Athletic chairman Dave Holland has thrown his full support behind joint-managers Paul Foot and Bryan Hughes.

Holland and the club’s board are confident that the pair can end the winless run of 10 games in all competitions, which has seen an exit from the FA Cup and Trophy, as well as a plummet down the Evo-Stik North table.

Holland said: “Everyone is hurting at the moment. We are concerned, anxious and bemused, but we have to keep the faith.

“We have weighed everything up and we are confident that Bryan and Paul will turn things around.

“I have spoken to a number of senior players and they are 100% behind the managers and so are we.

“Bryan and Paul are aware of what the issues are and we know they are doing the right things to get us back on track.

“They are the men for the job, a change in managers at this point would not be good for the club.

“Maybe the fans need to take a step back and stay united, which is what we need.”

Holland added: “We were not in a good place at this time last year when Rudy Funk left, but Bryan and Paul turned things around for us.

“Obviously a club like this relies heavily on people coming through the gate, the fans want to see a winning team.

“We need these supporters to back the managers, players and the club because we are confident that things will come good once again.”