Bury Town have missed out on signing Richard Logan in the same week manager Richard Wilkins likened his side’s finishing to a Monty Python film.
Bury-born Logan has enjoyed a successful professional career, including back-to-back promotions to League One at Exeter City, but he looked set for a return to his home town on Saturday after departing League Two club Wycombe Wanderers.
However, an 11th-hour move by Dorchester Town, who knocked Bury out of the FA Cup this season, saw Logan change his mind on a short-term deal Bury chairman Russell Ward said was verbally agreed.
“It was a no-brainer to try and get him,” said Wilkins. “But he has got to do what is best for him. I have nothing against him, it’s just very frustrating.”
Under the terms of his exit from Wycombe, Logan cannot sign for another professional club until January.
Meanwhile, Bury missed a hatful of opportunities in their league loss to Margate on Saturday and victory at Witham Town in the Isthmian League Cup on Tuesday.
“The number of chances we missed were ridiculous,” said Wilkins, whose side host Wingate and Finchley tomorrow (3pm) then visit Wealdstone on Monday (7.45pm). “It was like Monty Python.”
Winger Lee Flavin has been released, Connor Hall’s hamstring scan has been delayed until tomorrow, and the Blues’ move for a defender on loan have also temporarily stalled.
n Needham Market, who lost on penalties to Wroxham in the League Cup on Tuesday, host Brentwood Town in Ryman One North tomorrow (3pm).