Updated: Thursday, 24th May 2018 @ 4:19pm

Boss Kevin Blackwell full of praise for players despite ten-man Bury losing at Yeovil Town

Boss Kevin Blackwell full of praise for players despite ten-man Bury losing at Yeovil Town

By Suraj Radia

Bury manager Kevin Blackwell was keen to praise his side and had no complaints despite their defeat at Yeovil Town yesterday.

The Shakers, down to ten men following Zac Thompson’s sending off, fell behind through Bryon Webster before Dominic Poleon levelled only for Sam Foley to head in Yeovil’s winner.

The result extended Bury’s winless run in the league to 15 games but Blackwell was insistent that their elusive first win would come soon.

“I've got but nothing praise for the players,” said Blackwell.

“It didn't look like we were down to ten men and I thought the lads played it very well, they kept the shape well and were fantastic today – I've got no complaints whatsoever.

“If they give me that kind of performance, the first win cannot be that far away because that was a team that looked a decent away team and not a team that's bottom of the league and haven't won all season.”

The ex-Leeds United boss lamented his side’s luck in recent weeks but believed they have progressed since he was appointed last month.

He said: “There's been an interesting 16-18 days since I've been here and I've seen a real improvement in the players and their attitude, their fitness and their application.

“Today, as I said after the Crawley and Carlisle games, I feel for them, I really feel for them but they've got to brush themselves down and start all over again.

“I've not come to a club where I've seen outrageous fortune like we've had in the last three weeks and if it's been like that before I've come, it's no wonder they are where we are and it can then be a situation where players start to believe that if it can go wrong, it will go wrong.

“All I know in life is that if you don't give anything, you won't get anything and if they keep giving everything, I'm sure they'll get something, don't worry about that.”

Bury host Hartlepool on Tuesday night knowing victory would take them off the foot of the table at their opponents’ expense.

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