The Club can confirm that lan Dawes has today been relieved of his duties as First Team Manager.
Nigel Adkins will take over responsibility for the first team on an interim basis.
Mark Palios said: "Ian Dawes got the team playing some attractive football but we haven't been able to convert that into points on the table. Injuries have no doubt played a significant part in that, but football is a results game and I felt we needed someone more experienced at the helm to steer us through this period with a depleted squad, as confidence will be key.
“I would like to thank lan for his time with us, including his three periods as interim manager during which he won five games in a row, and I wish him all the best for the future."