TOMMY WRIGHT retains the full support of the Darlington board.

That was the message from director John Tempest a day after the club were knocked out of the FA Trophy by AFC Telford United.

The result, 2-0 at Blackwell Meadows on Friday evening, means Quakers have now won only four of their first 19 games of the season.

Wright admitted after the match that the performance had not been good enough and offered an apology to supporters, some of whom booed after the final whistle on Friday, while many have made their feelings clear online.

Wright’s team are 15th in the National League North table and have been knocked out of both the Trophy and FA Cup.

Speaking on Twitter on Saturday, Tempest said: “After a disappointing result to say the least yesterday, need to say board are fully behind Tommy and Alan, these guys are passionate and WILL succeed.”

Tempest’s comments are boost to Wright and assistant Alan White, who were appointed just over a year ago during which time they have overseen major changes to the squad.

The team’s next game is at Chester on Saturday, and they play at Blackwell on December 8 against Nuneaton, the club Wright left to replace Martin Gray as Quakers boss.