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Great Gesture: Bury old boys look to help the club

As Bury’s ongoing problems with their owner and financial situation continue, ex Bury player, Gareth Seddon is trying to take matters into his own hands.

Gareth Seddon is a striker who played for Bury back in 2001 until 2004. He also spent time at Salford, Fleetwood and Halifax, the list goes on. He wants to try and find a solution for the fans by getting ex-players to fulfil the fixtures Bury have until the problems are sorted.

He tweeted:

I think this is a great idea and while it’s frustrating that the problems with Bury have gone on this long, it’s nice to see people trying to come up with ideas. However, the EFL wouldn’t allow this as they won’t accept players signing on to play, whether it is free or not because of the debts and other things that people probably don’t get to see. The players that are at the club that I got to see in pre-season are actually a great bunch and they want to play, they’re just not allowed.

There’s also more to it, like paying for police and ambulances that need to appear for health and safety. If there was a way around this then it would be a brilliant idea, if the EFL had stricter rules on the people that were allowed to own football clubs, then Bury probably wouldn’t be in this mess.

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