Knill coy on Shakers future

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Manager Alan Knill refused to rule out taking the reins at Scunthorpe after watching Bury draw 0-0 with Port Vale.

Knill is the bookmakers' favourite to move to Glanford Park after Ian Baraclough was sacked by the Championship strugglers.

"You never know in football,'' he said. "As far as I know I'll be back at work at Bury on Monday but if anything happens in between times I'm sure you (the press) will be first to know."

He added: "I feel uncomfortable with this line of questioning."

For now, Knill is concentrating on the Shakers and he was satisfied after watching his troops secure a point despite Steven Schumacher's 76th-minute sending off.

"It was a great point,'' he said. "A sickness bug swept through the camp in the week and I struggled to put out a side."

Vale caretaker boss Mark Grew was frustrated after watching Vale miss a glut of chances but struggled to criticise his players' overall performance.

"If the players keep putting that much effort in we will win more games than we lose, that's for certain," he said. "It was a very frustrating day. We hit the woodwork three times and there were some expletives not fit for print being shouted in our dugout.

"We created some excellent chances and should have put some of them away. Sometimes that is the way it goes. But the performance was very pleasing. The players looked tense against Hereford last Tuesday but they were a lot more relaxed here.

"There has been a lot going on at this football club and it has affected everybody. They had a real go against a good side and the belief was certainly there. The attitude and commitment from the players was first class and I've shaken their hands and congratulated them on a terrific performance."

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