Get us a gaffer! Bury captain Andy Procter tells club to sort out vacant managerial post

By Ruth Dacey

Bury captain Andy Procter is urging the League Two club to make a decision regarding the managerial post given the side’s precarious position in the table.

Shakers chairman Stewart Day revealed he has received more than 40 applications to replace Kevin Blackwell, though caretaker boss Ronnie Jepson remains the front runner despite only earning a point in his first two matches in charge.

With Bury hovering dangerously above the relegation zone and playing 10th-placed Wycombe Wanderers on Saturday, Procter says the club need to make the choice as soon as possible.

“I think the lads would like to see it sorted,” he said.

“As players, we have been kept in the dark. Credit to the lads, they have all been really professional and all respected Jepo stepping up as gaffer.

“All we can do is be professional, train in the right way and try to get results on the pitch.”

Procter realises Bury, who have failed to score in their last four games or win in their last nine, face a difficult challenge ahead against Wycombe.

“At the minute we are all fighting to impress the new gaffer, whether that is Jepo or someone else,” he said.

“But the league table doesn’t lie. Things have got to change as quickly as possible.”

Bury will have to do without their most influential winger, Craig Jones, for the third game in succession after he failed to recover from a groin strain.

Despite this blow Jepson is optimistic for the weekend clash.

“Everything about us whether it’s training or when we are around the players is positive,” he said.

“They just need that win or a couple of wins on the spin to give them that confidence to go on.”

The squad played three games in seven days but Jepson doesn’t think this will affect the player’s performance on Saturday.

“They are a fit and honest bunch, so I speak with the seniors and say any problems or if they don’t feel right then just be honest with me and we will act accordingly,” he said.

“We’ll get the players into recovery now and look forward to the game at Wycombe on Saturday.” 

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