Bury need someone to pay Lenny's wages

Last updated : 20 January 2003 By Tony Scholes

Unfortunately for Lenny he is the one set to go because of the need to reduce the wage bill,
he is only on a short term contract and due to injury he has only been able to start five games for Bury.

He played his first appearance for them as a sub in Division 3 back in October but picked up an injury and it was a month before his next appearance at Carlisle. He was proving to be a lucky omen for the Shakers when he played and they had some excellent results and that lasted until Boxing Day when they were beaten 4-1 at Shrewsbury.

Lenny picked up an injury in that game and was substituted after an hour and he hasn’t played since although manager Andy Preece admitted that he as close to fitness. The manager hopes that some way can be found to keep him at Gigg Lane.

He said, "Lenny is struggling contract wise. He is near enough fit to play but we are struggling with his contract. The directors have told us that we have to cut the wage bill, it’s got to be done and as it stands at this minute Lenny will be leaving.

"I have spoken to Lenny and told him the news. If someone is out there who can come in and pay his wages for us, then come and help. I know somebody did a similar thing at Huddersfield recently. He would be important if we could keep him because of his experience.

"It’s difficult but I do understand the situation and I would love to keep him, but we do have to cut the costs."