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Apology to the Fans

15 February 2016

David Flitcroft and Tom Soares have both apologised to the Club’s supporters after Bury’s 6-0 defeat at the hands of Coventry City on Saturday afternoon.

During their post match interview both manager David Flitcroft and midfielder Tom Soares let their emotions pour out after falling to a 6-0 defeat against Coventry City at the Ricoh Arena.

David Flitcroft apologised for the performance of his side, he acknowledged it wasn’t remotely acceptable, but pleaded that the fans gave himself, his staff and his players time to rectify their mistakes and get back to winning ways.

Talking to Shakers PlayerHD after the Coventry City match, he said: “The first thing is to apologise to the fans, apologise for the levels of the performance and the unacceptable way we have conceded, certainly in the first half. 

“The first 15 minutes it was a whirlwind, the two set-pieces really did surprise me against this Coventry team and you're on the back foot after that.

“The way we represented here was not the way I want my Bury team to represent the supporters, the board and the football club.

“We have got to take the responsibility as a group and we have got to take that on and understand that it won't happen and it can't happen again. It’s not disappointment on my mind, it's a feeling of emptiness inside that I’ve got, but I'll come out fighting. 

“It was a tough afternoon and I’m going to make sure this group of players come out fighting on Tuesday night.”

Tom Soares looked shell-shocked as he came out to speak to the press on behalf of all his team mates, he struggled to get into words how he felt with so many emotions on display, but the first words that came out of his mouth were an apology to every Bury fan who was either at the Ricoh Arena or following the result from afar.

An emotional Tom Soares said: “It was very disappointing, we let ourselves down, we let the fans down, we let the staff down and that’s all i can really say.

“We have to say sorry, it’s hard for them because obviously they are only watching us and we are actually on the pitch and a performance/result like that is disgraceful.

“Tuesday is when we can put it right, we have a few home games coming up. I know it’s difficult and it’s hard to say but we’ve just got to move on, put it to bed and look to the next game. Hopefully, we can build from there.”

The Shakers will be looking to rectify the 6-0 defeat to Coventry City tomorrow (Tuesday) night when they return to Gigg Lane to take on Sheffield United in Sky Bet League One, 7.45pm kick-off.

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