Stewart Day: Bury still aiming for the Championship

Bury chairman Stewart Day
Chairman Stewart Day is approaching two years in charge at Bury

Bury chairman Stewart Day has revealed that getting the club to the Championship remains his main aim.

Day was part of the consortium that took control of Bury in May 2013 when the club was struggling financially.

David Flitcroft's side currently sit fifth in League Two, four points off the automatic promotion places.

"When I came to the club I talked about a five-year plan to try and get us into the Championship and nothing has deteriorated away from that, "said Day.

The 33-year-old told BBC Radio Manchester: "We only just missed out on the play-offs last season.

"We went on an incredible run after Christmas and we're now putting a decent run together to try and get promotion this year.

"I believe we've got a good squad with some great players and the squad is fantastic in terms of attitude as well, they just want to win.

"We've got infrastructure in place to try and be successful and try and push towards the Championship."

Carrington training ground
Bury will change all the Manchester City branding to their own over the coming months

Property developer Day estimated he had put in £1.5m of investment in his first six months at the helm, with further funds spent on re-laying the pitch, upgrading the JD Stadium and Ryan Lowe, Kelvin Etuhu and Danny Mayor arriving.

Bury secured a five-year lease on Manchester City's old Carrington training ground complex recently and Day said they will look to rent out the facilities, as well as using it as their own training base.

"What we've done with the Carrington complex is we've looked at is as a business model in terms of what we can generate income wise from that, and how we can make it sustainable," he added.

"A lot of clubs in League One and Two might have shied from taking Carrington on as there is a cost to it.

"My fear was not taking Carrington on - this is going to take the football club to a whole new level."

If you missed Bury chairman Stewart Day and manager David Flitcroft on BBC Radio Manchester's Monday Football Hour, you can listen again on the iPlayer.