Chesterfield chairman Mike Warner told last night’s annual general meeting that he’s ‘deeply ashamed’ of the club’s current place in the football pyramid, the Derbyshire Times report.

The Spireites have suffered their second successive relegation since last year’s AGM and are now fighting to avoid a third.

Shareholders voiced criticism of the way their club has been run in the past and expressed concerns over recent financial losses. In response, the board highlighted the appointment of Graham Bean as CEO, Dave Allen’s continued financial backing and voiced their hope that, in John Sheridan, they have finally appointed the right man to turn the club’s fortunes around on the pitch.

Warner’s opening remarks included his remorse for the cub’s exit from the Football League.

“There are times when the English language doesn’t adequately express your feelings,” he said. “This is one of those times.

“I’m deeply ashamed of the position we’re in, after two successive relegations. I sincerely apologise for that. All our managers have been given strong budgets. One more time can we have your continued support?”

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