Shakers captain vents his frustration as Mansfield match is called off
9:26pm Tuesday 11th February 2014 in Bury FC
BURY’S road jinx continued yesterday when their match at Mansfield Town was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.
The bad weather has played havoc with the Shakers’ league programme, with their last four scheduled away matches postponed.
And with David Flitcroft’s side in good form of late, losing just one of their last seven matches, captain Craig Jones admits to wondering what could have been.
“It’s obviously very frustrating,” said the 26-year-old winger, who tweeted “Game off again! This is a total nightmare” when the result of the Mansfield pitch inspection was announced at 12.30pm yesterday.
“We feel like we have been playing well and just want to get on a run so we can start putting some points on the board.”
Jones admits that he and his team-mates had highlighted Saturday’s scheduled match at lowly Torquay United and tonight's match at Mansfield as must-win.
“The opportunity was there to make our move up the table,” he added. “So in a way that makes it all the more frustrating.
“The lads were really up for both matches and are now hoping to take out their frustrations on Bristol Rovers, assuming Saturday’s match at home goes ahead.”
While Jones is clearly wrapped up in his side’s battle for League Two survival, the Shakers captain did spare a thought for the supporters.
“I had a couple of tweets from fans who said they were looking forward to the Torquay game and were planning to go down and make a weekend of it,” he said.
“A few of them came to see us at our hotel on the Saturday morning and were absolutely gutted when they found out the game was off.
“It’s not cheap to go all that way, so I’m sorry for the fans more than anything else.”