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Boss Slade stands firm on future

Yeovil manager Russell Slade
Slade has overseen a recent change in form at lowly Yeovil

Yeovil manager Russell Slade has said he has no intention of walking out on the club, as speculation grows about his future at Huish Park.

Rumours persist that Slade has fallen out with the Glovers board over the limited funds he has at his disposal.

There are also reports suggesting the League Managers Association has been called in to act as intermediaries.

"I'll let the football do the talking," he told BBC Radio Somerset after the 3-1 win at high-flying Peterborough.

"We're doing really well on the pitch and that's my only focus."

The victory was Yeovil's fourth in a row, a run that has seen them climb eight points clear of the relegation zone.

"They're absolutely giving everything at this moment in time," Slade said of his squad.

"Issues need to be kept in-house, we're working exceptionally hard, we're getting the right results and I can't ask for anything more."

And asked if he wanted to stay at the club, Slade said "absolutely".

The 48-year-old has been at Yeovil since June 2006 and took the club to the League One play-off final in his first season.

However, since then the club have struggled at the wrong end of the table and Slade has been working with only limited funds available to bring in new faces to strengthen a small squad.

Chairman John Fry said in a statement: "We are currently operating under very tough conditions and in order to compete at the highest level there will be many changes over the next few months.

"Our club depends upon the honesty and commitment of its staff working together on very limited resources.

"Trust and integrity are essential ingredients in the running of any business. This is now being tested in our football club at the highest level.

"I am sure my judgement and sense of fairness will be questioned many times. However I can assure our fans I will not buckle or shirk from my responsibilities when difficult decisions have to be made.

"There will be changes but at the end of the process our club will be stronger and fitter to compete in today's football world and our credibility as a business will be maintained."

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Peterborough 1-3 Yeovil
14 Feb 09 |  League One

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