David Worrall on the first game of the season, speculation and hopes for the season
“I think it was a penalty, it looked like he came from behind me – somebody has told me he touched the ball. I just saw him get me and I’ve gone down. I also understand there’s a photograph showing him getting the ball first.
It was a really tough game, very hot and when you’ve gone up front with pace, it’s hard to get back quickly, but that’s what you have to do for the team. It gets frustrating when you do all the running, but my game gets stronger towards the end of the game, but I found it tough on Saturday because of the heat. Hopefully it won’t stay like this for much longer.
It’s getting harder as well because at the moment I am the only winger that’s playing, maybe they see that as a threat with the three midfielders as well, it just means that I have to raise my game and the whole team have to.
Personally I’m disappointed that we didn’t win the game. In the last 20 minutes, we could have won that 2-0. We weren’t getting any luck with the bounce of the ball and the keeper was always in a good starting position. It’s just one of those things.
Their keeper did well towards the end of the game as well with the challenge on Lenny, but I wasn’t sure about the second one on Mark Cullen just after that. I thought that was a free kick and at times I thought the ref didn’t like us.
It’s good to get going again though, hearing the crowd again and Shirty and Futch shouting through the game. I don’t think you can beat that sort of stuff.
I had a word with the referee during the game and he actually asked me if I fancied a drink. I said yes because we did feel dehydrated so I was quite happy when he stopped it for a drink. It felt a little cooler in the second half and I was happy for the game to carry on.
As for all this speculation, I like it here at Bury and I have spoken to Richie since he left – there’s nothing in it. I’ve heard nothing from any other club and I am happy here. I’ve got two years left and would like to see that extended if the club want to. I just want to take every game as it comes and as long as I am enjoying it, then that’s the best thing.
We have to take every game as it comes; we haven’t got the biggest squad or the biggest budget. Everyone knows that so staying in this league is perfect for us. The chairman will be happy with that and the lads will be happy with that. If we stay in this league this season, then we can call ourselves a proper league one side.
The club needs some stability. Richie Barker had his reasons for going, we would all have done the same. We will have a new manager in soon, whether it’s shirty or somebody else, we will all just keep going. We all feel that we have enough to stay in this league.”
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