Bury boss asks for League to be extended

David Flitcroft is concerned by a potential fixture pile up. Photo: PA

Bury boss David Flitcroft has called for the Football League season to be extended following the succession of postponements across the country.

The Shakers' last three fixtures have all been called off and they have played just twice since January 18 with wet and stormy weather wreaking havoc on the Sky Bet League Two programme.

Flitcroft's men have four games in hand on 11th-placed York - while Newport have five - and face a gruelling schedule down the closing stretch as they try to fit games into the final few months.

Bury still have 18 league games left to play, with their final clash due to be on May 3.

"What we need right now is to be getting a plan of action," said Flitcroft.

"It's to make sure we have a contingency plan, a plan B. What I can't accept is that we're going to be (playing) Saturday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday - four games in a week potentially. It's too much for the players, we're putting players at risk. The commitment of the fans - we're asking them to pay four times a week, it's wrong.

"The season, in my view, has to be extended. We are talking about real adverse weather conditions that we've never seen the like of.

"Every football club is trying their damnedest to get games on and it's no good looking at solutions when it's too late, when the horse has bolted. This is the time to plan something now that supersedes these games being called off because there's going to be a few more before the end of the month."