It’s getting worse for Bury FC as they enter League One with a 12 point deduction. After losing 14 players already this summer, Bury is looking to loan players from Premier League clubs.
Nine of the eleven that started in Bury’s last game of last season have departed from the club. Ex-manager Ryan Lowe left the club this summer to manage Plymouth Argyle, taking Will Aimson, Danny Mayor, Callum McFadzean and Dom Telford with him.
In Bury’s recent friendly match against Nantwich, their entire squad was made up of trialist players, as manager Paul Wilkinson only has six contracted players with the beginning of the season looming near. This puts into perspective the uphill battle Bury will face in the upcoming season.
As a result, Bury is apparently looking to Premier League clubs to loan their players. According to Alan Nixon on Twitter, Bury has approached Man City, Wolves and Spurs about loans.
Here are players that Bury could be looking to loan to give them a chance of surviving League One…
Luke Bolton, 19, is an English right-winger for Man City. He spent a period on loan to Wycombe last season where he got 10 League One games under his belt. With one year left on his contract, he will be itching to prove himself to Pep Guardiola, and he could do it by having a successful season at Bury.
This 21-year-old goalkeeper has only made appearances for Man City’s academy. He would benefit from having some first-team action and could act as Bury’s second goalkeeper throughout their next season.
This 20-year-old midfielder plays for Wolves and the Scotland youth team. He has 64 career games under his belt so far and having the first-team action at Bury next season would satisfy all parties.
Eyoma is a 19-year-old right-back for Spurs, he has only ever played as part of their youth set up. However, he has made appearances for England’s youth academy. He would now be looking to get some first-team action and could help Bury tremendously in surviving relegation.
Loaning players looks to be Bury’s lifeline as the season begins on August 3rd. Wilkinson will be desperate to throw a squad together in that time.