Lee Clark’s future at Bury plunged into jeopardyby Jack Kitson / 20 September 2017, 09:19Tweet
Lee Clark’s prospects of remaining in charge of Bury appear increasingly bleak after the club’s woeful winless run was extended to nine matches following a 4-0 drubbing at home to local rivals Rochdale.
Clark’s troops headed into the Checkatrade cup clash desperate for a confidence boosting win following a rotten run of form, however the Shakers were ruthlessly torn apart by neighbours Dale who steamed into 3-0 first-half lead, before adding a fourth after the break.
In fairness Clark did make 11 changes as he opted to give youth a chance to shine, but the manner of the heavy defeat will hurt, and could prove to be costly for the former Kilmarnock boss, who was subsequently slated on social media.
Bury’s attention will switch back to League One at the weekend when they travel to 7th-placed Charlton, but whether Clark will make it through to Saturday is open to debate.
The Greater Manchester outfit are struggling down in 22nd with just five points from their opening eight matches, while they’re without a win since their opening day triumph at home to Walsall.
Opponents Charlton have lost their last two matches on the spin, but their home record is decent, with Karl Robinson’s men winning six of their last seven matches in front of their own fans, which doesn’t bode well for a Bury side without an away win in nine matches dating back to February.