Richard Wilkins has said sorry to the volunteers who twice cleared Bury Town’s pitch of snow ahead of Saturday’s 4-0 defeat to Concord Rangers.
The Blues delivered their worst home display for a number of years after fans gave up hours of their own time on Thursday, Friday and Saturday to get the game on.
Aside from the loss — the Blues’ heaviest at home since losing by the same score to Diss Town in December 2003 — Bury also finished the match with nine men.
“There were a lot of people putting in a lot of work to get that game on, which needed to be replicated on the pitch and wasn’t,” said Wilkins. “I can only apologise to everybody involved in helping to clear the pitch.”
Poor discipline also reared its ugly head this week as John Kennedy and Luke Ingram were red-carded.
It is the fourth time in 13 months two Bury players have been sent off in the same game, a situation Wilkins — himself dismissed from the dugout against East Thurrock this month — put down to ‘frustration’.
“It’s something I need to address as manager,” he said, while the Bury board have also discussed the situation with the manager.
The Blues brought in winger Warren Whitely on loan from Chelmsford City this week, while Marcus Garnham and Lee Reed have extended their contracts until the summer of 2014.
Richard Logan is set to find out today if he will move to Torquay United.