Bury AFC have confirmed this week that their Manager, Andy Welsh has put pen to paper on a contract extension that ties him to the club until at least the end of the 2022-23 season. Welsh is the Clubs first Manager and was appointed in the summer of 2020 and although his reign at the club has been somewhat blighted by the effects of the global pandemic, he has put the club on a solid footing and they look like strong challengers for the Division One North title this season having played some free flowing, attackimg football that has nerited the points they have accumulated so far this season. His record in charge so far shows 14 wins from his 21 games, giving a percentage win-ratio of 66.09% which is excellent in such a competitive Division.
Speaking to his clubs website Buryafc.co.uk, Welsh spoke of his pride of the contract extension stating "First and foremost, I want to thank the board for recognising the steps we have taken already on the pitch, and off it, to build the squad we have today. They are turning in performances week in, week out at the moment that the fans are excited to watch and be proud in supporting.
‘We as a staff team, myself, Phil, Spen, Alex and Aiden, are desperate to maintain the performances levels reached so far throughout this season. If we do that, we won’t be far off where we want to be at the end of the season and thankfully, we can now have one eye towards the future development also.
As I have said on numerous occasions already, the fans play a huge part of what this club brings. The players get a buzz out of running out in front of 1,200, 1,300, 1,400 noisy supporters and giving their all for this club. This is only going to build as this, and future seasons, develop.
‘Lastly, I am immensely proud to be the manager of this club. The mentality, team ethic and hard work isn’t just on the pitch. It includes everyone behind the scenes too. As a club we may not always get things right, but everyone has a role to play and we have created a great environment that everyone wants to be a part of. I want to thank everyone at the club for buying into what we have implemented on the playing side.’