AFC Telford board back boss Andy Sinton

AFC Telford

AFC Telford's board have backed manager Andy Sinton to lead them to Blue Square Bet Premier safety and a better future.

The Bucks are not yet safe from relegation but are four points clear of the drop-zone with a game in hand.

Director Dave Topping said: "It has been a massive learning curve, but this club is more professional than ever under Andy."

Telford have announced free admission for Tuesday's rearranged game with Tamworth after

The game was halted just before half-time due to a waterlogged pitch.

"It was an easy decision really," added Topping. "This is a fans' club and there's no way we wanted to skin our fans to pay twice."

Victory over Tamworth on Tuesday could clinch survival in the Blue Square Bet Premier, depending on other results in the next few days.

"Andy will make us stronger next season," said Topping. "Some supporters were expecting a mid-table finish after our promotion last season, but we always knew it would be hard.

"We don't want to dwell on the fact that we're one of the few part-time clubs [in the Blue Square Bet Premier].

"Andy has made sure we're just as fit as the full-time clubs, but we've had to grow on and off the pitch.

"Next season we will have learned from our experiences and we'll move further forward with Andy."