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Statement from Director & Company Secretary

23 February 2018

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Director & company secretary Ashley Carson has confirmed that in order for the focus to be on the football, he will not attend tomorrow's home game against Swindon Town.

He said: "I am aware of the current ill feeling among supporters and for that reason I have decided to stay away from the match. I do not want off-the-field issues to be a distraction for Jack Lester or the team. 

"In a meeting with Jack this week, Dave Allen confirmed that if he is still the owner of the club, his job is safe, irrespective of which league we are in next season and we will continue to back him. 

"Since Dave Allen resigned from the board, I have been looking after his interests in the club and I accept the responsibility that goes with that position. Some mistakes have been made and I apologise for that, but we have done our best to rectify the situation, including financing one of the highest player wage budgets in League Two. 

“With 13 matches to go, no-one expected us to be languishing near the foot of League Two, in a fight to retain our EFL status. I believe I have given the manager everything that I can and now it is down to the fans to support both him and the team on matchdays. 

"I continue to work on my priority and that is to sell the club. Dave Allen and I both recognise the time is right for a new owner and I am doing everything I can to make that happen.

"I will watch the match on iFollow and hope we manage to secure a positive result."

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