Sheffield Wednesday were due to play Bury in the EFL Cup last night, but it has been postponed due to the Shakers’ financial issues, as reported by The Star.
Bury have seen both of their opening League One matches of the season postponed, while they have also been given a 12-point deduction.
Speaking to The Star Lee Bullen said: “I am really, really disappointed it will not go ahead and I really hope that the EFL can get this sorted out as soon as possible.
“Bury are a fantastic, historical club in English football. I think any way they [the EFL] can help is a bonus for everybody.
“The last thing we want to see is any football club going under, especially because I know one or two of the lads involved there like Paul Wilkinson and Dave Jones. You never want to see that.
“We are really disappointed. One for Bury as a football club, it would have been great for them from a financial point of view but selfishly for ourselves just to get the players on the pitch. It is really disappointing.”
The Sheffield Wednesday interim manager also mentioned that he would have liked to give game time to some players who have missed games this campaign.
The two players he specifically mentioned were Keiran Westwood, who was suspended against Barnsley after being sent off against Reading and Dominic Iorfa, who was suspended for both of the Owls’ opening games.
The match also would have been seen as a brilliant opportunity to keep the club’s positive run going, as they have come out victorious in both of their Championship fixtures to date and sit top of the table.
It is disappointing for Wednesday that they’ve missed out on the chance to build on their positive start to the season and give certain players extra minutes.
As Bullen pointed out, Bury’s situation is much more significant and disappointing – though it is understandable that he is also looking at the situation from a selfish point of view, especially considering he is still interim manager and doesn’t have the job full time.
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