SWINDON Town manager John Sheridan says he has “100 per cent backing” from chairman Lee Power and is not worried at all about his future at the club.

A 2-0 defeat to Plymouth Argyle on Tuesday night sparked fresh calls from fans who want to see the Town chairman end Sheridan’s professional relationship with Swindon with immediate effect.

The former Republic of Ireland international has the second lowest success rate of any Town manager in the club’s history (30 per cent), yet Sheridan swatted away questions about his immediate future and said he does not feel in danger of losing his job.

Asked if Sheridan had spoken to chairman Lee Power about his future at the club, Sheridan said: “No. I think the chairman brought me in in the first place because he has a good belief that I’ll keep the team in this league.

“I fully respect and understand that he wants better results and – after the other night especially – better performances, but I’ve got his 100 per cent backing.

“I appreciate that, and I’ve just got to concentrate on what I’ve got to do. What goes on behind the scenes is none of my business.

“If the time comes, it comes, but I’ve just got to concentrate on getting the team ready for Hull and trying to get a result.”

If Sheridan is to ease the external pressure on his shoulders, he will have to start by taking three points against a team that lies second in League One.

The 56-year-old remained optimistic results will start picking up soon and suggested the doubters will soon fade away if Town can move out of the relegation zone this weekend.

Asked whether he was confident that he will remain at the club until the end of the season no matter what, Sheridan said: “I’m not even thinking like that, I’m thinking we’re going to win games.

“I’m thinking we’re going to go to Hull and put in a good performance and get a result.

“We’ve got Wigan next week, we’ve got Shrewsbury coming up. We’re a couple of results off moving right up the table and being in a position where it looks comfortable.

“We’re in a league of seven or eight teams, so we’ve just got to make sure we get to the top of that league. If we do that, we stay in this league, and we’re well capable of doing that.

“It sounds daft, but we’re well capable of getting to the top of that league, and that’s all we can look at, at this moment in time.”