Bury St Edmunds captain Michael Comber is not pushing the panic button just yet — despite the club’s winless start to the new campaign.
A seven-wicket defeat to Great Witchingham on Saturday extended Bury’s torrid run of form, which has seen them suffer four defeats and draw three matches to leave them rooted to the foot of the East Anglian Premier League table.
But despite acknowledging the looming threat of his side facing a relegation battle this year, Comber is refusing to fret, just yet.
“Obviously our start to the season has not been ideal,” he said. “We have struggled to get results but in saying that I don’t think we have been far off.
“We don’t want to get caught up in a battle at the bottom of the league but after the start we have had we have to start grafting to make sure we keep our place in the division.
“We know there is a threat of relegation and it could be a tricky season if things don’t change.
“However, I honestly believe we are not that far off getting a victory and a couple of wins can see you jump two or three places up the table, so I am not panicking just yet.”
Bury’s main problem has been inconsistency with the bat with pressure growing on young top order pair Sean Cooper and Phillip Godden to fill the voids left by Tom Huggins and Sasha Ward.
But despite another daunting encounter tomorrow with a trip to promotion-chasing Swardeston (11am), Comber is refusing to lose faith in the young duo as he aims to cause an upset.
“It is a difficult situation but I will stick to my guns because I really believe they can see it out and this is what is best for the club,” he added.
“We have to stick with the youngsters, grit our teeth, keep plugging away and hopefully get some results soon.
“The pressure is off in a way because no one will expect us to win on Saturday. All the pressure will be on Swardeston and perhaps that might just work in our favour.”