Updated: Friday, 18th April 2014 @ 6:30am

‘We can do it’: Bury FC manager Kevin Blackwell believes the Shakers will survive despite cash crisis

‘We can do it’: Bury FC manager Kevin Blackwell believes the Shakers will survive despite cash crisis

By Mark Shales

Never-say-die manager Kevin Blackwell believes Bury FC will survive in League One despite failing to climb out of the relegation zone at all this season.

The Shakers currently sit three points from safety but because of postponed games will now play 20 matches in just the next three months.

The Bury boss reaffirmed his loyalty to the club this week, despite being linked with other jobs, and Blackwell insists his side will fight until the end.

“I didn’t come here to get relegated that is for sure,” he told his club’s website.

“I’ve come to Bury and we’re within a point or two of getting out of relegation but when I came here I think we were 14 points adrift – I know what I’m doing.

“I would be very angry if we couldn’t have a go at these last 20 games, because we’ve got to a position to save ourselves.

“We don’t have a lot of supporters but there are as passionate as they come and I want to make sure we’re out of trouble by the end of the season and I think we can do it.”

Bury have failed to win any of their last 11 games, and due to a recent transfer embargo the club have missed out on their targeted January signings.

The restraint was placed on the club by the Football League last month, after the Shakers were forced to take out an emergency loan from the PFA.

Although the embargo was lifted last week, the Bury manager explained that the club’s monetary problems could still prove fatal to Bury’s survival chances.

“Things have been thrown in my way like the embargo and all this sort of stuff which really has hampered us,” he added.

“The finances are going to very much dictate what happens at this football club, and right now as I said about the crisis managing us, until the financial situation sorts itself out then the club can move forward on a planned platform.

“Right now it’s just reacting to a crisis all the time.”

Image courtesy of Bury Fc, via YouTube, with thanks. 

For more on this story and many others, follow Mancunian Matters on Twitter and Facebook.