Brian Jensen scoops top awards at Bury player of the season bash

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BRIAN Jensen challenged Bury manager David Flitcroft to find a better goalkeeper than him after scooping two top awards at the club's end of season ceremony.

The 38-year-old former Burnley stopper walked away with the Bury Times prize and the club's main gong, voted for by the fans.

He thanked Flitcroft and the Bury management team, but could not resist a tongue in cheek jibe as the recognition came just 24 hours after being released by the club.

"Obviously I wanted to stay for another season, but the challenge is there for the gaffer now to go out and find another goalkeeper that's better than me, although I understand Manuel Neuer is not available," he joked with the audience at Bury's Village Hotel.

"But seriously, I am really happy to have been able to play for this great club and I am genuinely delighted with the awards.

"I wish I could stay, but that's the way football is. Thanks very much to the fans for voting. It means a lot."

The man the supporters affectionately refer to as "the Beast" was signed by previous manager Kevin Blackwell on transfer deadline day in August.

He had to bide his time to replace early starters Trevor Carson and Rob Lainton, but went on to become a permanent fixture, keeping 15 clean sheets in 38 appearances.

Read an exclusive interview with the fans' favourite in next week's Bury Times.

Full list of winners at the Bury player of the season awards:

Bury Times player of the season: Brian Jensen

Disabled Supporters Association player of the season: Craig Jones

Young player of the season: Anthony Dudley

Goal of the season: Anton Forrester v York City (December 29, 2014)

Top goal scorer: Daniel Nardiello

Fans' player of the season: Brian Jensen

Players' player of the season: Danny Mayor 

 

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7:11am Fri 2 May 14

shakencity says...

I really hope that Rob Lainton isn't going to be our 1st choice keeper...as he's garbage. I presume DF must have someone lined up.

Jensen did more than enough last season to warrant another season with us, i can only think it's a money issue that's stopped us signing him.
I really hope that Rob Lainton isn't going to be our 1st choice keeper...as he's garbage. I presume DF must have someone lined up. Jensen did more than enough last season to warrant another season with us, i can only think it's a money issue that's stopped us signing him. shakencity
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10:54am Fri 2 May 14

shakingallover says...

I don't understand why we have let such a quality keeper go. They are like gold dust. We can only hope that a good quality, experienced, goalie comes in.
I don't understand why we have let such a quality keeper go. They are like gold dust. We can only hope that a good quality, experienced, goalie comes in. shakingallover
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2:19pm Fri 2 May 14

easylife44 says...

shakingallover wrote:
I don't understand why we have let such a quality keeper go. They are like gold dust. We can only hope that a good quality, experienced, goalie comes in.
I think there is a personality conflict....these things happen.
[quote][p][bold]shakingallover[/bold] wrote: I don't understand why we have let such a quality keeper go. They are like gold dust. We can only hope that a good quality, experienced, goalie comes in.[/p][/quote]I think there is a personality conflict....these things happen. easylife44
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10:07pm Fri 2 May 14

gigger says...

Have to agree with you shakinallover - it'sbest perhaps to split now rather than have issues in the drssing room later on.

As others have said though, lets' hope there's a top-notch keeper on his way or DF may end up with the proverbial 'egg-on-face'!
Have to agree with you shakinallover - it'sbest perhaps to split now rather than have issues in the drssing room later on. As others have said though, lets' hope there's a top-notch keeper on his way or DF may end up with the proverbial 'egg-on-face'! gigger
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