Bury need to be clinical

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Bury St Edmunds’ director of rugby Gavin Hogg has said his side need to rediscover their ruthless streak if they are to earn the points he feels they deserve.

Chris Lords’ last-minute penalty sailed wide at the Haberden on Saturday, ensuring Bury only took one point instead of four, as a second victory in National League Two South slipped away in a 23-22 defeat to Redruth.

But ahead of tomorrow’s trip to St Albans to meet promotion hopefuls Old Albanians (3pm) — who were relegated from National One last season — Hogg feels they are playing well enough, but just need to be more clinical to get their rewards.

“Saturday was one that got away,” he said. “We created enough chances throughout the game to be out of sight without the result coming down to the last kick.

“I spoke to the players afterwards about not wanting to get into the old routine of using the new level as an excuse, like two years ago, for not getting results.

“We need to close out games as you’re not going to keep getting many chances at this level.”

Brad Cook (dead leg) returns tomorrow, while Tim Mann (shoulder) and Matt Edison are unavailable.