MARK Bentley has been confirmed as Grays Athletic manager until the end of the season.

The former Southend United man has impressed since taking over from Jody Brown at the start of January, winning four of Grays six matches.

At Saturday's supporters meeting, club owner Andy Swallow said he had the full support of the staff as he looks to lift Blues up the table.

"Mark has coped and managed extremely well since taking over the position," said Swallow. "He has the support of the players and supporters alike and everyone would like to wish him well in his new role.

"The club will be working hard to raise the profile of Grays Athletic. Gates have not been great this season, but the board alongside the supporters trust will be working hard to get supporters back and watching the Blues."