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Dave Allen "reinvigorated" following managerial appointment

9 January 2019

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Dave Allen, the club's majority shareholder, says he is reinvigorated following the appointment of John Sheridan as manager.

At the press conference staged to announce Sheridan's appointment, Allen said: "I’ve had a few conversations with John and I'm absolutely delighted he’s come back to manage the club.

"He has in fact reinvigurated my enthusiasm for the job and I look forward to working with him. I shall back John. Whatever he needs, he’ll get. 

"John was in my thinking before the start of the season. I think it's more than a coup for the club and I'm absolutely delighted he’s here. He’s got a great track record and I think he’ll get us where we need to be.

"We’ve got the best ground in the division, we’ll have the best ground if we get into League Two and we’ll have the best ground if we get into League One. It’s a fabulous set up."

Allen enthused about the managerial and coaching staff at the club. He said: "When you look at the talent we’ve got sitting either side of me and Pembo, for a club that’s not in the English Football League, you’re not going to find anything better than this.

"Just look at the track record of these guys that we’ve got around us, you’re not going to find anything better. I've thrown the money at it."

Allen appealed for the supporters to back the team. "We need to see a big turnout this weekend, to get behind the players and welcome back John, so that players can actually feel it," he said.

"We don’t want any negative vibes about the place at all. It will be the first game I've been to for two years and it’s because of the new management team. I know eventually we’ll play an attacking style of football."

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