FORMER Newport County AFC boss John Sheridan said he would resign as Swindon manager in the wake of their 4-1 thumping at the hands of AFC Wimbledon that pushed them closer to relegation.

The Robins, who were led to the League Two title by Richie Wellens last season, provided little resistance in what was their fifth defeat in a row.

It leaves them bottom of the Sky Bet League One table and eight points adrift of safety, with just four matches of their season left.

Swindon recalled Scott Twine from his loan spell at County in January – a huge blow in the Exiles’ League Two promotion push – but the five goals from the midfielder have not been enough to help climb the table.

Sheridan, who was at the helm at Rodney Parade between October 2015 and January 2016, said: “I am going to resign. There are still four games. There is still a slight chance for someone here.

“I came here expecting to do really well but things haven’t turned that way.

“I am the manager, I know what goes with the job. If you are not winning games, you get questioned.

“I am going to make that decision. It’s a difficult one for me.

“Wherever the club goes – hopefully they still have a chance of staying in this league. There are still four games to go and someone can come in, work a miracle and pick the team up.

“I’m going to give it a rest. I think one or two people will be pleased. I am sure a lot of people will be pleased.”

While Swindon are set to plan for life without Sheridan and surely League Two football next season, things continue to look up for Wimbledon – who are now five points clear of the drop zone.