Harmony TO RETURN at Bury

BURY EXIT: Richard Logan became the first casualty of Bury Town's  newly-installed restricted playing budget
BURY EXIT: Richard Logan became the first casualty of Bury Town's newly-installed restricted playing budget
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Richard Wilkins is hoping the calmer state of affairs off the field will now bring resolutions on it to rescue Bury Town’s stuttering season.

The boardroom battle that had gripped the Ram Meadow outfit was finally concluded last week with chairman Russell Ward making a sensational U-turn on his decision to resign with assurances in place of a more realistic playing budget.

And despite conceding the episode has had an affect on his side, Wilkins, who released striker Richard Logan this week, is hopeful with the situation resolved the club can take positive steps forward, even hinting at the possibility of adding to his threadbare squad ahead of a trip to Margate tomorrow (3pm).

“Things that have gone on off the field have affected what happens on it because people get concerned with what is going on,” he said.

“However, I think that is all settled now and ideally I could do with bringing in two more players.

“I want a stronger squad, but of course, monetary restraints and going out of the FA Cup wasn’t great but we now have to be positive about that and realise every club that goes out of the FA Cup normally has to do something.

“Richard Logan had to move on, it just hasn’t worked out for him and sometimes you have to make those decisions, it is all part of football.

“I’m not going to say I’ve been given loads of money to go out and do what I want but I’ve been given a budget that I’m working towards and if a player becomes available then I will talk to the powers that be.

“We have got to be realistic but hopefully this will be the start of something good.”

The club ended a torrid run of from that had seen them suffer three straight defeats, conceding 12 goals in the process, with an emphatic 4-0 win to dump rivals Lowestoft Town out of the Suffolk Premier Cup on Tuesday night.

Despite stopping the rot, Wilkins, whose side host AFC Sudbury in the Ryman League Cup on Tuesday night (7.45pm), has urged fans to keep remaining patient with his squad.

“The Ryman Premier is a tough league and being totally honest I think we have over achieved in the past,” he added.

“We’ve had a bit of a blip but fans need to be a bit more understanding because sometimes they can be a bit scathing.

“Even though we haven’t had the best of starts, I know we are capable.”