Date: 5th September 2006 at 9:46am
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Chester City manager Mark Wright has today spoken out in the press after a section of the Saunders Honda Stadium crowd booed midfielder Stephen Vaughan.

Vaughan, son of Chester City chairman Stephen Vaughan, received a barage of unjustified abuse after he was named Man of the Match last weekend.

But enough has proved enough for Wright has has spoken out against the section of the crowd who have targetted his captain, with the final straw coming on Friday night.

After he was announced over the PA system as the sponsors Man of the Match, Vaughan was subjected to verbal abuse from sections of the crowd.

Wright said the abuse was unacceptable and affected not just one player but the whole team.

‘As a player you accept abuse from opposition supporters but when it comes from a section of your own fans, it beggars belief,’ Wright told the local press.

‘Stephen was correctly made man of the match and he not only played well against Swindon, but also in our previous game at Torquay.

‘Stephen is in the team on merit, I select the side and it is totally my decision who plays. I just wish all our supporters got behind the team in a positive fashion, and not in this negative and unacceptable way.

‘Unfortunately, this sort of thing gets to all the players in the team, and all the players were disgusted by the level of abuse on Friday. We know it is a minority, but quite frankly Chester City doesn’t want this type of supporter and their unsavoury vitriol.’

Wright also added that the ‘reasoning’ for the abuse was also needless. Wright continued: ‘Because he is the chairman’s son, Stephen seems to unfortunately attract this type of abuse, from these small minded people, but they should remember without the chairman we wouldn’t have a club.’

‘We are building a squad that is capable of winning promotion here; and we want everybody, whether they be players, staff, or supporters to be unified in the common goal and that is promotion to League One.’