FOOTBALL: COVENTRY United manager Terry Anderson has apologised to supporters following the club’s dip in form.
Anderson issued a joint statement with assistant coach Luke Morton after United’s game against Shepshed on Saturday was postponed.
The Butts Park Arena side targeted promotion at the start of the season, but they now find themselves 15 points short of table topping Coleshill Town with only one game in hand.
As promotion hopes dwindle, Anderson and Morton placed on record their disappointment with this season’s campaign.
They said: “Coventry United is not used to being ‘average’ or ‘mid-table’.
“We genuinely feel we should be challenging at the top right now, but there is never a straight path and we will have many twists and turns on our journey.
“We have had a few disappointments in the transfer market which are mostly fixed now, and it has been a steep learning curve for everyone on the football side.
“We are sorry for our disappointing recent form and there is a lot of stress being felt in the manager’s office, but everything that happens makes us wiser and stronger.”
Anderson also touched on the club’s ten-year plan to get United to the top of the non-league football pyramid, something which would require four promotions.
The statement continued: “This is a tough league, with 22 other teams with similar ideas.
“We still expect to compete with these sides and won’t rest until we are on at least equal terms.
“But we have to be realistic and know what we are up against. Our players are desperate to succeed and working very hard.”