Brian Jensen believes Bury’s promotion should be considered a “miracle”. 

The Shakers returned to League One at the first time of asking despite being the midst of a financial crisis that threatens the very existence of the club. 

Ryan Lowe masterminded promotion and has now left with right-hand man Steven Schumacher to take over at Plymouth. 

Goalkeeper coach Jensen does not know what his future holds and is desperate for the stricken Shakers to come through these dark times, owner Steve Dale coming under fire ahead of a return to the High Court over a winding-up petition on June 19.  

“Everyone knows now this isn’t something that has popped up just like that,” said the 43-year-old, who spent a season as a player at Gigg Lane between 2013 and 2014. 

“This has been on-going all the way through the season and we just managed to keep it quiet, to keep the players happy and not disturb what we were trying to do. 

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“The gaffer was absolutely brilliant and tried to control it and keep it quiet and not to create any negative atmosphere and all that kind of stuff. 

“It’s been tough. A tough, tough season.

“With the promotion in the end, no word of a lie, it’s been a miracle.”

Jensen has seen seen plenty in a career that brought him from his native Denmark to England via a spell in the Netherlands. 

But nothing compares to the events of the past season, the towering shot-stopper affectionately dubbed the ‘Beast’ insisting that part of the driver for promotion was simply to help the club survive. 

“I’ve never come across anything like it,” said Jensen, who returned to the club 12 months ago. 

“The emotions, the stuff that’s been going on, it really messes with your head.

"It’s really tough to go into work. You try to do it for yourself, you try to do it for the club and we know that a promotion, especially with all the troubles we had, will look good on our own CV. 

“But it was literally to give the club a better chance of survival. 

“We really tried to start something and unfortunately we can’t continue doing it for obvious reasons. 

“It’s sad, it’s really, really sad. 

“I could sit here now and start hammering associations and all kinds of people and individuals. 

“I’m not going to do that. People aren’t stupid, they know what’s going on.”

Like all connected with the club Jensen is watching on hoping for a resolution to the crisis engulfing Gigg Lane. 

He believes the departures of Lowe, Schumacher and Nicky Adams show what position the players and staff were left in. 

“I hope for the fans, for the club itself, I really hope we get it back on track,” said the Copenhagen-born ‘keeper. 

“I know it’s looking really grim at the moment and from a personal perspective I’m really, really disappointed and really sad about what’s going on. 

“As people know though you need to look after yourself and your family. 

“Nobody goes into any job and does it for free. You’re providing a service and you would love to be paid for it.

“If that’s not going to happen then you might have to look somewhere else.”

From a personal point of view Jensen does not know what’s next having signed a two-year contract when taking up his first full-time coaching role last summer. 

“I haven’t heard anything, we don’t know what’s going on,” Jensen said. 

“I’m never going to burn my bridges with anything, we’ll just have to wait and see what happens. 

“When it comes I’ll probably have a few tough decisions to make. 

“We’ll have to wait and see what happens.”