It has sadly been revealed that after a lot of off-pitch problems for Bury this season, Nicky Adams has had no other option but to leave the club.
The Shakers have been financially troubled this season, players have been going without pay and the club have had a winding-up order. The 32-year-old revealed the news via his twitter where he explained that he had an extension to his contract with Bury “rejected” by the EFL.
I am a Bolton Wanderers fan myself and can completely relate to the Bury fans in this situation. At the end of the day, nobody would turn up to a job that they weren’t getting paid for, and even though people argue that footballers should have enough money behind them either way, you have to think about the bigger picture.
Everyone lives around the money they earn and if you get a contract given to you that allows you to buy a big house, nice car and in a lot of footballers cases, start a family, you can’t say you wouldn’t do the same. So to not earn the money you need to fund your home and family, it starts to cause problems in all areas of your life.
This is why I cannot blame a footballer for leaving a club even if they thought they’d be there for a lot longer if there are problems off the pitch that isn’t in your control, you need to take control of the situation yourself.
So what has he decided to do?
Move to Northampton. This could be a brilliant move for the midfielder as the club are managed by Kieth Curle who managed Adams at Carlisle United for 2 years. Hopefully, this will solve Adams’ problems off the pitch and it could be a promising move for the cobblers.
I hope all the Bury players can find a solution if the club cannot sort all of their financial matters. It’s a terrible position to be in for any club. A nice touch to finish with, however, on his twitter post, Nicky added, “I’ll be a forever fan of Bury FC.”