YORK City manager Neal Ardley has assured Tyler Cordner that the club has his back, after the defender addressed online backlash to his recent performances.

Cordner joined York in the Summer from Aldershot Town for a substantial undisclosed fee, after a highly-impressive season that saw the defender pick up Aldershot’s Player-of-the-Season accolade and be named as the England C captain.

The 24-year-old has made ten appearances in the early stages of the Vanarama National League season, but received negativity from the City fanbase after the Minstermen’s early struggles.

Ardley has ensured Cordner that he has the support of the entire club, and gave his thoughts on social media usage within football.

“I’ve had a word with Tyler, we’ve all got Tyler’s back.” Ardley assured.

“It’s a sad, sad place in this world at the moment where social media is used for negativity.

“It can be such a great platform can social media, but unfortunately for football fans you can have highs and you can have lows.

“It’s a very emotional sport, and people unfortunately say a lot of bad things when they are emotional.

“Saying that they didn’t think someone had a good game is one thing, saying something about someone’s appearance or something personal is another thing.

“There’s a line, and people always overstep it, what Tyler has got to do it is not let somebody whose faceless and would never say it to his face, would never have the courage to come into a room and say it to any of our faces, affect him.

“Once you let people like that affect you, it’s a slippery road.

“He knows that the teammates have got his back.”