12 January 2012
James Scowcroft retires from playing
It comes with great sadness that following his recent injury, James Scowcroft has announced his retirement from football. Scowie suffered a bad injury during a pre-season friendly and unfortunately has been unable to recover and return to action.
Scowie joined the Blues at the begining of last season and despite enjoying a long and successful career in the professional game, he settled in very quickly in the non league with his home town club. Some of his performances, particularly in the bigger games, were outstanding and his performances were missed whenever he was absent. One of the highlights from last season was his stunning 25 yard strike at Margate which secured three valuable points for us and proved to be the springboard for our successful season.
Since he picked up his injury, he has helped out with coaching the players and was a welcome face in the dugout when Wilks was suffering from his recent illness. Scowie's experience and coaching qualities proved invaluable and beneficial for the players.
Despite having to hang up his boots from playing, Scowie is likely to remain at the club to assist with the first team coaching, as well assisting with the youth development and this is really positive news for everyone connected with Bury Town.
Scowie will be saying a few words on the website very soon but in the meantime, i am sure you will all join me in thanking him for chosing to be a part of Bury Town and i know we all miss him on the pitch.
Director of Football
Bury Town FC