JOHN Sheridan resigned as manager of Swindon Town following a 4-1 defeat to AFC Wimbledon on Saturday evening.

Joe Pigott’s double, combined with goals from Will Nightingale and Ayoub Assal, helped the Dons to three priceless points in their quest to remain in League One.

Meanwhile, Tyler Smith’s late strike was a mere consolation as Town slumped to the bottom of the table.

In the post-match interview, Sheridan announced enough was enough and he would be resigning as manager.

He said: “I’ve just told the players I’m going to have a break now.

“I don’t think it’s doing my health any good – it’s not doing anyone’s health any good watching us with the way we’re getting beat week in, week out. It’s not right for the supporters or the club with the position we’re in.

“Unfortunately, we’ve made life very difficult for ourselves. Five or six games ago, when we did beat Fleetwood, I thought there was a chance we’d turned a corner and we might be able to get six or seven points away from the bottom four, but it went the other way.

“There are too many things happening every week, so I’m going to give it a rest. I’m sure a lot of people will be pleased, but that’s football.

“I’ve already spoken to Paul Jewell, I’m going to speak to the chairman, and I’m going to give it a miss. I’m going to resign.”

Following official confirmation of Sheridan’s resignation on Sunday morning, Town announced Tommy Wright would take over as caretaker boss until the end of the season and head of coaching, Lee Peacock would act as his assistant.

In Saturday’s post-match interview, Sheridan went on to say he hoped his decision would give Town an outside shot of producing “a miracle”.

Sheridan said: “I felt like this three weeks ago. I do really care about football and Swindon, even though I’ve only been here a short time. There are good people here, it’s a good club that is well-supported.

“I was coming here expecting to do really well, and lots of things have coincided with why we’re not winning games.

“We’ve had injuries, and we’ve not had a settled side, but I’m the manager and I know what goes with the job if you’re not winning games.

“I’ve made that decision – it’s a difficult one for me to make, but hopefully the club can stay in this league.

“While there are four games to go, hopefully someone can come in and work a miracle to try and help the team get a few results.”