Lee claims Shak­ers job is not done yet

The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE - By Mikael McKen­zie

LEE Clark in­sists Bury still have a job to do de­spite ris­ing five points above the drop zone with a com­fort­able win at home to Northamp­ton.

A James Vaughan dou­ble, his 23rd and 24th goals of the sea­son, ei­ther side of a Ge­orge Miller strike, eased the Shak­ers up to 19th in the league ta­ble.

How­ever, Bury are not math­e­mat­i­cally safe as fourth-bot­tom Port Vale have a game in hand against Walsall on Tues­day.

But Bury’s fate is back their own hands and with a trip to play-off-chas­ing Southend on the fi­nal day of the sea­son, boss Clark is call­ing for calm in the Shak­ers camp.

“We have still got a job to do,” Clark said. “We want to fin­ish the sea­son on a high. It means if we do our side of the bar­gain next Sun­day then it doesn’t mat­ter what hap­pens else­where.

“I’ll sleep eas­ier tonight, not well. Ob­vi­ously it’s not done un­til it’s done. Tues­day night at 10 o’clock it might be.

“Any suc­cess­ful team needs a striker who is go­ing to score goals and god for­bid where we would be if we didn’t have James Vaughan.

“It’s not only the fin­ishes, I love his work ethic. He works ex­tremely hard off the ball for the team and he is a credit to him­self.”

Bury made a dream start when Vaughan latched onto goal­keeper Joe Mur­phy’s long ball in­side three min­utes to open the scor­ing.

The Ir­ish shot stop­per then made a fine save to keep out a Matty Tay­lor trade­mark free­kick on the half-hour mark.

Sub­sti­tute Miller was in­tro­duced on the 65th minute and seven min­utes later he dou­bled the ad­van­tage, con­vert­ing from close range af­ter Cameron Burgess had rat­tled the bar.

Vaughan wrapped up the win in the 94th minute with a thun­der­ous drive from just out­side the area.

Af­ter the game, Cob­blers boss Justin Ed­in­burgh was fum­ing with his side’s per­for­mance, but he took so­lace that re­sults else­where have se­cured his num­ber one goal of sur­vival.

He said: “It was in­ept. In terms of the way we con­ceded the goals, it was our worst per­for­mance since I’ve been here. I can only re­ally apol­o­gise to the sup­port­ers.

“But that kind of per­for­mance will not be hap­pen­ing in my reign any­more, and I’ve told the play­ers that. It needs changes and there will be changes in the sum­mer.

“We’ve ac­com­plished what I was brought in to do – keep the club in this divi­sion – and we’ve done that with a game to spare.”


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