CLARK: COME TO STAY AT MINE, JAMES!
MANAGER Lee Clark is offering a bed for the summer to James Vaughan in a desperate bid to keep Bury’s star striker away from any other potential suitors.
The 28-year-old, signed last summer, took his tally for the season to 24 goals last weekend after netting twice in the 3-0 triumph over Northampton.
Former Everton hitman Vaughan trails only Billy Sharp (29) in the goalscoring charts for League One, and Clark is under no illusions that he faces a battle to keep his prized asset at Gigg Lane next term.
“We are going to have to keep him under lock and key,” Clark said. “He can come and stay with me over the summer, bring his family!
“Let’s not beat around the bush, it’s going to be one hell of a fight to keep him. I’m going to give everything I can, along with the chairman, to make sure we have him come the start of next season.
“Any successful team needs a striker who is going to score goals and God only knows where we would be in the league table if we didn’t have him.
“It’s not only the goals. I love his work ethic. He works extremely hard off the ball for the team and he is a credit to himself.”
Clark also has tipped his cap to former skipper Nathan Cameron after the 25-year-old defender returned from an eight-month injury lay-off last weekend.
He added: “Nathan has been working really hard. He has had some setbacks.
“I’ve been there myself, I’ve experienced those long days in the gym when you can’t see the light at the end of the tunnel.
“So it was terrific to get him out there and it gives us a bit of food for thought in the coming weeks and certainly next season.”
GOALS: James Vaughan