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    Schumacher out for the season

    by The Boy Holty

    Just when things couldn't get any worse, our captain and only consistently effective player this season is out for the rest of the campaign.

    Kevin Blackwell has constantly bemoaned a lack of any luck whatsoever for him and his team since joining Bury and you have to say that in some cases, he is quite justified in his complaint. This is one of those cases.

    Schumacher is, in my opinion, unlikely to feature for Bury again as his performances will undoubtedly have attracted the interest of a number of clubs in league one, and possibly the championship. He has proved himself to be invaluable in a central mideifld role, driving the team forward. He's like our own little Stevie Gerard. Scouse too. Coincidence? Yes.

    If anyone could have given us a prayer of survival, it would have been him, so even the most optimistic amongst us should start planning for trips to such sunshine resorts as Accrington, Rochdale, Kidderminster and Mansfield.

    BBC News