The Bury manager Kevin Blackwell has said that he is extremely proud of his players despite them only managing a 2-2 draw with Bournemouth during the weekend. However, when considering the overall status of the season, Blackwell said that it has been an incredible performance by the players. The club were without a win in the league until 23rd October, but since the 2-1 win over Hartlepool United, they have been defeated only once in the league. This incredible run of form has seen them move to the 21th position in the table – just a few points before opening a significant advantage between them and the relegation threatened teams.

Bury are coming into the weekend on the back of a good run of form which included a victory against Scunthorpe United in the midweek action. They looked on course to another victory after taking the lead after just 14 min through Hewitt. However, Bournemouth equalised through Grabban in the second half, but Worall’s goal late in the match appeared to have secured another three points for the club only for Pitman to equalise in the final minute of the match. Despite this late equaliser, Blackwell has said that he is extremely proud of his players and their performance.

“That was a great advert for League One football – it really was. What a corking game it was. I’m so proud of the players. We’ve got a lot of young lads in there and so it’s currently a learning curve for a lot of them, but if they give me that kind of effort from here on in we won’t go far wrong. We proved again that we are a good side. We knew it was a big game for us,” said Blackwell. The club will be facing matches against Southend and Preston.