Chivers is fed-up with the doom merchants amongst the Rs support.
He told the Daily Star: “Get off Mark’s back. Give him a break. Give him time. He’ll kick-start the club again. He’s a good bloke, excellent at his job.
“Harry Redknapp being available probably has all the managers in the bottom half of the table looking over their shoulders. But I believe in Mark.
“I hope the chairman doesn’t do what I think he shouldn’t do. Mark will turn it around.”