‘No side is too good to go down’, warns Bury skipper
Bury St Edmunds captain Josh Walker has warned his struggling ahead of a trip to Worthing tomorrow (2.30pm) side no team is too good to go down.
The Wolfpack make the trip to Sussex in dire need of a change of fortune after they were left looking over their shoulders at the relegation zone following a fourth straight defeat, going down to Taunton on Saturday.
And with the Haberden-based outfit now just two places and three points above the drop zone, the skipper is well aware that Bury must turn the corner soon if they are to ease their National League Division Two South relegation fears.
“We are all gutted and unfortunately we are getting that hurt feeling week in, week out at the moment,” said Walker immediately after Saturday’s defeat.
“I’m pretty sick of it at the minute if I’m honest.
“We have found ourselves in a relegation fight and we need to fight.
“We’ve found ourselves backed into a corner and we have to react as quickly as possible and show why we deserve to be in this league and how much we want to be here.
“Gavin (Hogg – director of rugby) has said he is sick and tired of people saying we are too good to go down because no one is too good to go down and we have to realise that.
“It gets a bit tedious hearing the same thing over and over again, we have to get back to winning ways as quickly as possible and I’m confident we will do that.”
Hogg’s charges will be desperate to do that tomorrow at Roundstone Lane against their ninth-placed hosts who go into the encounter on the back of a 25-10 defeat away at Southend Saxons last week.
And despite Bury’s recent struggles, Walker, who is well aware of the magnitude of tomorrow’s match, has backed his team mates to show their fighting spirit and seal a welcome win.
“I’ve played enough rugby to know that anyone can beat anyone on their day, sometimes it is just about how much you want it,” he added.
“We have shown the desire and heart to compete against some of the bigger sides in this league and now we have put in the same effort against a side closer to us.
“We are all fighters and this squad and we will not give in, we will keep going.
“Saturday is a huge game, just as every game is for us now, and the focus we have to have is to go there and get a victory.
“I’m fully behind this squad and I’m backing them to get back to winning ways.”
n Bury will be welcoming the town’s Mayor Patrick Chung to the club today to officially open their newly built Fitness Development Centre.