Lee claims Shakers job is not done yet
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.”
STAR MAN RYAN LOWE Bury