‘Tell us what is happening’ were the latest comments said to Bury chairman Steve Dale regarding the club’s future and wages for all of the club staff.
The author of those comments was Danny Mayor, who alongside fellow critic of Dale Nicky Adams, speaks volumes for the worries held within the dressing room.
Mayor was at the heart of Bury’s success last season but is yet to sign a new contract keeping him at Gigg Lane. Having spent six years with the Shakers, Mayor has seen everything from promotion to relegation.
Despite dipping in and out of form at times, the number 10 was on top form notching up many goals and assists helping his side to promotion, including the decisive goal at Tranmere in the final week of the season.
Yet he may have played his last game due to the grave uncertainty regarding the future of the club. Speaking to the Bury Times, Mayor spoke out against the chairman and the issues surrounding wages.
“I’m the same as the other lads, I don’t really know what’s going on,” said Mayor.
We’ve not been told anything about whether the club’s going to be sold or not.
We’re kind of in limbo, really.
We saw the statement but we’ve heard a lot of things before and it’s not come to fruition so we have to take it with a pinch of salt.”
Mayor has been linked with several clubs including Preston North End and Sheffield Wednesday over recent weeks. There were even reports about a move to near neighbours Salford City as they began their transfer window with the signing of Richie Towell.
However, despite numerous transfer talks, the midfielder seems happy working with Ryan Lowe as are so many of his colleagues. Up to 70% of players want to stay working with their manager this upcoming season.
Despite the positive comments regarding their future which will certainly please fans, no fans would argue with a mass exodus should Steve Dale fail to pay wages or his successor as club chairman.
A nightmare worry could still become a damming reality if a new owner is not in place by June 20th, the day of the new fixture release.
“It’s tough for everyone. I’d love to say everything’s going to work out and I’ll stay at Bury but I can’t sign anything when it’s not been offered.
I can’t keep waiting around to see what they say, hoping the club gets bought. A lot of lads are in the same situation.
They’re out of contract and they’ve got families, and they’ve got to do what’s best for them.”