‘I have shown them just how bad they were’: Ronnie Jepson insists Bury must put an end to lacklustre performances

By Ruth Dacey

There is a need for urgency surrounding Bury FC as they take on ninth-placed AFC Wimbledon on their expensive brand new home turf this Saturday.

A high-profile deal to rebrand Gigg Lane as The JD Stadium has offered Bury increased financial security but caretaker boss Jepson has been furious with uninspiring performances since.

The Shakers face a tough challenge this weekend with only one goal in the last five home games, currently sitting fourth from bottom just one point off the basement of League Two and only outside the relegation zone on goal difference.

The Dons on the other hand travel up to Greater Manchester on the back of an impressive 4-0 victory over Portsmouth.

Bury have shown signs of improvement since Jepson took over from Kevin Blackwell with five points from their last five games however Jepson admitted that things have to change and they have looked at different methods to improve.

“Too many people are not taking responsibility,” he said.

“But we have re-grouped. I have shown them one or two things on the training ground.

“I’m not a great lover of video analysis but that has been done.”

Jepson was furious after the 0-0 draw at home to non-league Cambridge United on Tuesday night, when Bury could have been dumped out of the FA Cup, but the caretaker manager insisted there will be improvement when Neal Ardley’s side visit the JD Stadium.

“I have given them an honest and open appraisal. It was nowhere near good enough for the standards that we have set.

“I have shown them just how bad they were, and we have worked damn hard to prepare in the right way for the game.”

“Now they have got to show the supporters and everybody connected with the football club that they want to give them a response and that will have to be on Saturday afternoon.”

It is expected that new signing Danny Nardiello will almost certainly make his first start of his second spell at the club and it is likely Jepson will also give a first league start to Craig Jones since the influential winger was injured against Morecambe on October 12.

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