DANNY Mayor admits he is “devastated” at having to bring an end to his time with Bury.

The winger is out of contract after six years with the Shakers and has just helped them win League Two promotion for a second time.

But the 28-year-old, who became a father earlier this year, is resigned to leaving Gigg Lane, having not been told whether he will be offered a new deal.

“When a bid comes in and you leave to further your career, that’s one thing, but I’ve had to leave because the club’s given me no option,” he said.

“They haven’t offered me a deal, they don’t look like they’re going to, and they don’t look like they want to pay any of the players. It’s a mess.

“I’ve loved it there so it’s a sad way to end. I’m devastated.”

Mayor had been in talks over a contract extension before Bury’s financial crisis hit, forcing manager Ryan Lowe to depart and join Plymouth Argyle.

Lowe admitted he wants to sign his former team-mate, along with Jay O’Shea and Nicky Maynard, and Mayor visited the south coast club yesterday.

The Preston youth product was due to visit another club based outside the North West today.

“I’ve left it as long as I could, hoping to speak to the club and get it sorted, but I’ve heard nothing,” Mayor added.

“Everyone knows I’ve just had a kid, it’s close to home and I love the club so it would’ve been perfect for me.

“But it’s got to the point where I have to start looking after myself because I haven’t been paid for three months.

"It’s a job and I’ve got to start earning wages to pay for my family.

“Teams are going back for pre-season now so I’ve got to look for a club and look forward to next season.”

Bury’s contracted players have been told to report for pre-season training on Monday, although with the club yet to name Lowe’s replacement as manager, it is unclear who will take the sessions.