UNDER-FIRE Wrexham manager Bryan Hughes has been given a vote of confidence by the club's board of directors.

The Reds have endured a poor start to the season and are without a win in six league games, with Saturday's 1-1 draw leaving Hughes' side 19th in the table, just four points ahead of basement side Ebbsfleet United.

The boos rang out following the final whistle at The Racecourse at the weekend, with supporters calling for Hughes, who took charge in February, to be relieved of his duties on social media.

But a statement issued by the club says Hughes has the full backing of the board.

It read: "Following on from a season in which we challenged for promotion and having retained many of the players who achieved the play off finish with Bryan Hughes (First Team Manager) at the helm in the last third of the season, the Wrexham AFC board of directors acknowledge that the club's current league position falls below expectations.

"The board understands the frustration of fellow supporters which was evident at our last home game as do the players and management team who share the disappointment of our start to this campaign as they have the same aim of a successful 2019/20 season.

"The board of directors have held regular talks with Bryan to look to get our season back on track and everyone’s top priority is to quickly improve upon recent results.

"Bryan Hughes has the full backing of the players, club staff, the WST and Football Club boards to turn around our current situation and translate early expectations into a position whereby the club can challenge at the right end of the league table.

"Wrexham AFC recognise how fantastic our supporters have been and always will be. The players, staff and Bryan appreciate your support immensely and urge everyone to get behind the team in the coming matches more than ever, knowing that behind the scenes everything possible is being done to rectify our current situation."