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Lee Clark steps down as Bury manager after just 3 wins

Lee Clark steps down after just 3 wins in charge at Bury Credit: ITV Granada

Lee Clark has stepped down as Bury manager after only eight months in charge of the struggling League One club.

Clark left his position at Scottish Premiership side Kilmarnock in February to take over at Gigg Lane and helped the Shakers narrowly avoid relegation last season as they clinched a 19th-placed finish.

It has been another disappointing campaign for Bury, however, and a 1-0 defeat to Doncaster was their fourth successive loss, leaving them 23rd in the third tier and leading to the exits of Clark and assistant Alan Thompson.

The former Huddersfield, Birmingham and Blackpool boss said on the club's website: "I have enjoyed my time at Bury enormously and I wish the board, the players and the supporters all the very best for this season and beyond."

The 45-year-old had overseen only three wins from 16 league matches this campaign, with Bury languishing three points from safety.

He admitted following their latest setback at the Keepmoat Stadium that he was fighting for his position but insisted he was still the right man for the job.

"We've lost four on the bounce and I know the business I'm in," he said on Saturday.

"It's not a great run that we're on but I'm working hard every day. I believe I'm the right man to turn it around."


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Tyrone Roberts to join Warrington on three-year deal from Gold Coast Titans

Tyrone Roberts Credit: PA

Australian half-back Tyrone Roberts has agreed to join Warrington on a three-year deal from the Gold Coast Titans.

The Super League club said they had fended off interest from NRL teams Down Under to clinch a deal that will see Roberts arrive on a three-year deal.

Former Newcastle Knights man Roberts, 26, will strengthen the Wolves ranks in time for the 2018 season.

He said: "I'm very excited to be joining the Warrington Wolves. My family and I can't wait to get over there and start this new chapter in our lives. I'm excited to rip in and compete for some trophies and meet all the passionate fans."

Warrington trailed in a lowly ninth in this year's Betfred Super League, after finishing second in the table in 2016, so are looking for a big improvement next term.

Club chief executive Karl Fitzpatrick said: "The signing of Tyrone is a massive coup for Warrington and Super League. He is a player that has a genuine X-factor that will excite the Warrington supporters.

"We had to beat off clubs from the NRL to get Tyrone's signature, this shows where we are heading and that we are building something special."

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