I AM not in a position to write about events since our defeat at Shrewsbury on Saturday, but suffice to say my confidence in my ability as a manager remains as high as ever.
Both Mark Aizlewood and I are working for the good of Chester City and the players are behind us. I am proud of my record since I came to the club. Of 35 games we have won 12 and drawn 11, which is a 70% no-loss ratio and considering the state the team was in when we arrived I believe we have improved the club and made it more professional.
Last Saturday's result was disappointing and unexpected. We went into the game on the back of a defeat at Grimsby where I thought we outplayed the opposition for 80 minutes, only to lack the finishing touch.
We are obviously aware we need someone to score goals and we have been looking hard for a big striker who can play alongside Robbie Foy.
Shrewsbury were a team in a good vein of form, but our players were up for it and we were confident we wouldn't lose. We outplayed them for 20 minutes, but didn't get any scoring chances.
Unfortunately, the referee wanted to be the centre of attention and was in the middle of two controversial incidents which had a significant bearing on the game.
After the third goal went in the players started to feel sorry for themselves and made the wrong footballing decisions and things became embarrassing.
I am aware the way some supporters reacted to the defeat, but I would also hope they could look at the bigger picture and appreciate our record since Mark and I have been at the club.
I don't know what the future has in store for us and I am continuing to carry out my duties to the best of my ability. I can only repeat that my initial role was to keep Chester City in the Football League and despite recent set-backs I remain confident we can achieve this aim.
Whatever happens I would appeal to the Chester supporters to get behind the team on Saturday and for the subsequent matches for the good of the club.