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Zubar on a mission to keep Bury up
IT is often said that winning isn’t everything, but try telling that to Stephane Zubar.
The 26-year-old Bournemouth defender had an instant impact after joining Bury on loan, helping the Shakers to two consecutive clean sheets and five points from his first three games.
But Zubar and the Gigg Lane outfit tasted defeat for the first time together on Tuesday – 2-0 at home to Sheffield United.
The Guadeloupe centre-back didn’t like it, but has vowed to make sure it doesn’t happen too often.
“I am a winner – when I play I want to win every single game,” said Zubar, who lost his marker for the first Blades goal and missed a gilt-edged chance to equalise.
“Sheffield put us under pressure, so we couldn’t play our football as usual.
“But we tried and I think in the second half we started well until the second goal.
“I had an opportunity and I think I should have scored. It was a shame for the lads – we are disappointed.
“But we now have 15 games left and we will try our best to stay up.”
Zubar has made it his personal mission to help Bury stay in League One after being “rescued” from his South Coast nightmare by manager Kevin Blackwell.
“At the beginning of the season at Bournemouth, everything wasn’t right for me,” he said, after only making three appearances for the Cherries this campaign. “But I kept my fitness up and I now have a manager who believes in me so I will try my best for him and for the club.
“I believe in the lads. We have good quality. We are focused – we want to stay up.”