Danny Mayor growing in stature at Gigg Lane
SATURDAY’S star man Danny Mayor has admitted playing for the Shakers is building up his confidence and has put a smile back on his face.
The 22-year-old Sheffield Wednesday loanee came off the bench and was big influence on the game before Anton Forrester was able to head Bury level in the first minute of stoppage time.
That was after Ben Coker had stunned the Gigg Lane faithful with a 23rd-minute free kick which set the nerves jangling following a promising start from Kevin Blackwell’s side.
“After the last two games we wanted to show the fans how good we are,” said Mayor. “But Southend gained in confidence after their goal and started to dominate. Their goal looked like a wonder-strike to me. Sometimes you’ve got to hold your hands up and say ‘it’s a great goal’.
“The gaffer asked me to get us back in it and, although I beat the full-back three or four times, I put it out of play. It was so disappointing because I had done all the hard work. But on another day, I could put three balls in and we’d score all three.
“I expect a lot of myself and sometimes my head goes but I can feel myself building in confidence since I’ve come here. I’ve got a smile back on my face.”
Mayor predicted Bury will continue to improve and reckons Christmas may the time when the club emerges as a major force in League Two.
“Come Christmas, I think we’ll start kicking on and I know we’re going to be up their at the end of the season,” he said.
“I know we’ve got a good enough squad.” Meanwhile, team-mate Jordan Sinnott, on loan from Huddersfield Town believes it was important for the Shakers to stop the recent run of defeats.
“After losing the last couple of league games it was important we stopped that,” said the 19-year-old midfielder.
“It’s early in the season, but when it comes to an end, it could be a vital point.
“Southend didn’t really offer much, so it’s disappointing we couldn’t get the win.
“We controlled the game up until their goal, so it was massive kick in the teeth and it took us a while to recover.
“The manager said afterwards we need to kick-start better if we do go behind.
“Whenever I’m on the pitch, I want to put my mark on the game, so I’m happy I set up the goal.
“I’ve just go to keep working hard in training and hopefully get a few more starts. As a player you want to play as much as you can, but you have to respect the manager.”
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