Paul Buckle is under pressure as Cheltenham Town manager after just 13 games in charge.

The Robins are 22nd in League Two, just one point off relegation, and have only won one game since November. Buckle replaced Mark Yates in November with the club in 18th position. However, Town have been on a downward spiral and are struggling for survival.

Chairman Paul Baker was forced to deny that former Luton Town manager Buckle was on the verge of the sack after rumours began circulating on Wednesday.

Buckle has shaken up his squad in January, releasing several players and bringing in four on transfer deadline day. The Robins’ form still hasn’t improved however, and chairman Baker told BBC Radio Gloucestershire:

“Clearly I’m concerned about the situation. No one wants to be where we are. But we’re not complacent. His position is under scrutiny. We have regular meetings and he knows he’s under scrutiny but he’s inherited a difficult situation.”

Relegation is a real concern for the club that was promoted to the Football League in 1999 and high flying Bury visit Whaddon Road on Saturday in a game that has gained great importance in Buckle’s short tenure. 


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