Brass in charge at Bury

Last updated : 15 January 2008 By Tony Scholes
Chris Brass
Brassy was a player at Bury last season but since the summer he's been carrying out a duel role. At Bury he's been heading their centre of excellence but he's continued as a player with Hyde United and has been a regular for them in the Blue Square North.

There is no indication as to how long he will be in the role, the League Two club have just confirmed it will be for the immediate future and they have thanked Hyde United for their cooperation given that he won't be playing for them during this period.

It is some time since he was in the manager's chair. Brass was appointed York City manager in 2003 but was replaced by Viv Busby in November 2004.

He takes over a Bury side currently in nineteenth place just five points clear of Mansfield and the dreaded drop zone towards non-league football. They are currently in a shocking run of form with just one point won, from a 1-1 draw at fellow strugglers Lincoln, in their last seven games.

Brass gets his caretaker management stint underway tonight with an FA Cup replay against a Norwich side managed by someone very familiar from his Turf Moor days - Glenn Roeder.