Ainsworth not worried by his future

This Is Local London: Gareth Ainsworth has come under fire for recent poor results Gareth Ainsworth has come under fire for recent poor results

UNDER pressure Gareth Ainsworth said he's focusing on getting results for Wanderers rather than worrying about his own future.

Calls from fans for the Blues boss to go have increased after the side extended their poor run of form to one win in 16, with Saturday's defeat at Bury dragging them ever closer to the drop zone.

Other clubs around Wanderers in the table have taken more decisive action and axed their underachieving managers in a bid to avoid falling into non-league football.

But Ainsworth said all he's concerned about is results on the pitch, saying his role at the club is for others to decide.

And he's confident a turnaround in fortune is just around the corner, with only goal difference now keeping Wanderers above the relegation trapdoor as other results went against them at the weekend.

His first job will be to halt their awful run of form in front of their own fans, with Blues looking to end a run of ten home games without a win in all competitions as they host Accrington Stanley tomorrow.

Asked if he was concerned about his future at Adams Park, Ainsworth said: "It's a question for other people. I'm put in to do a job and I'll do the job to the absolute best of my ability.

"There's no time to be concerned about those sort of things. It's a question for other people and I just get on with what I'm put in charge to do, and that's to win football matches.

"Performances have been there and I know we are not far away. I'm happy with where I am and I know we can replicate what we did last year, and finish way away from the drop zone."

He added: "The defeat last Saturday just made us know we need to dig in now. We are just out the relegation places but in the danger zone at the bottom of the table. We've all said we've got to dig deep and everything we do from now until the end of the season has to be totally professional.

"We know it's a huge game on Saturday. It's a game we are looking to get three points and beat a team around the bottom quarter of the table."

The sack race: How other Football League clubs have reacted to their poor form

Bristol City
The Robins failed to win any of their first 12 League One matches of the season, having just been relegated after a Championship campaign that ended with a run of seven defeats from nine. Sean O'Driscoll was actually sacked after a run of one defeat in seven.

Northampton Town
Last year's beaten League Two play off finalists won one of their first nine and only four times all season before Aidy Boothroyd was sacked after Wanderers' 4-1 win at Sixfields in December. New manager Chris Wilder drew his first game in charge after caretaker Andy King guided them to four points from five games.

Mansfield Town
Promoted from the Conference last year, the Stags have so far kept faith in Paul Cox despite his failure to win in 13 games before a 2-1 victory at Cheltenham on December 29. Have won one, lost one and drawn four since then.

Portsmouth
Sacked former playing hero Guy Whittingham after a run of four successive defeats in league and cup in November. New manager Richie Barker has only won two of his first ten matches in charge - with one of those being at Adams Park last Tuesday.

Blackpool
Former England boss Paul Ince was sacked last month after the 2-0 loss at Barnsley - the Seasider's ninth defeat in ten matches, having lost just two of their opening 17 Championship fixtures.

Sheffield United
David Weir was sacked after just ten matches of his first job in management as the Blades dropped to the foot of League One and were knocked out of two cup competitions by lower league opposition.

Barnsley
Dismissed David Flitcroft after winning two of their opening 17 matches of the season. Have won just two more in the ten games since his departure.

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3:49pm Fri 7 Feb 14

Loudwater69 says...

and fast forward to Monday
"It's disappointing to be fair, we only really got going after conceding that sloppy goal.
The passion just wasn't there and that is a problem for me because under my management we are all about passion.
You can rest assured that under me, that lack of passion won't happen again.
The next game is absolutely massive and a must win, bring it on, I can't wait for it, the performances are there, we just need to get some points on the board to move out of the relegation zone."
and fast forward to Monday "It's disappointing to be fair, we only really got going after conceding that sloppy goal. The passion just wasn't there and that is a problem for me because under my management we are all about passion. You can rest assured that under me, that lack of passion won't happen again. The next game is absolutely massive and a must win, bring it on, I can't wait for it, the performances are there, we just need to get some points on the board to move out of the relegation zone." Loudwater69
  • Score: 4

6:32pm Sat 8 Feb 14

mowgli1960 says...

Not worried about his future? He should be or does he believe all the rubbish he comes out with? Go now before you become a figure of hate as i don't know if he notices the abuse coming from the fans every week.
Not worried about his future? He should be or does he believe all the rubbish he comes out with? Go now before you become a figure of hate as i don't know if he notices the abuse coming from the fans every week. mowgli1960
  • Score: 1

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