‘The fans want him out’: Kevin Blackwell under fire after Bury’s winless streak reaches seven games

By Ruth Dacey

Frustrated Bury fans are calling for the resignation of manager Kevin Blackwell after the Manchester side suffered another defeat at the weekend.

The Shakers’ 2-0 League Two loss to Morecambe dropped them to 21st in the table, just two places and one point above the Football League trapdoor.

Blackwell did not speak to media after the match handing Ronnie Jepson the unenviable task of summing up the team’s feelings.

“We all feel the frustrations of the supporters because we want to win,” Jepson told BBC Radio Manchester.

“We know where the problem is and where we need to recruit. We haven’t got a physical presence up front and we need that sooner rather than later.

“We just need a leader to grab us by the scruff of the neck and drive us forward.”

Bury had enjoyed the majority of possession and chances before they fell behind to a 63rd-minute 30-yard free-kick from Ryan Williams.

Substitute Tony Diagne sealed all three points in the fourth minute of injury time with a low shot into the bottom corner past goal keeper Brian Jensen.

“The fans want him out. What’s a football club without fans,” and “hopefully Blackwell is clearing his desk,” were some of the fans comments on Twitter.

Bury now face huge pressure in their next game away at 15th-placed Portsmouth, where a victory could be essential for Blackwell to keep his job.

Image courtesy of BBC via YouTube, with thanks.

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