Bury boss David Flitcroft has called for the Football League season to be extended following a succession of postponements that leaves them with four games in hand on York City.

The Shakers’ last three fixtures have been called off and they have played just twice since January 18 in League Two.

Flitcroft’s men have four games in hand on the 11th-placed Minstermen – while Newport have five – and face a gruelling schedule down the closing stretch as they try to fit games into the final few months. Bury still have 18 League games left to play, with their final clash due to be on May 3.

Said Flitcroft: “What I can’t accept is (playing) Saturday, Tuesday, Thursday, Saturday – four games in a week potentially. It’s too much for the players. We’re putting players at risk. The commitment of the fans – we’re asking them to pay four times a week, it’s wrong.

“The season has to be extended. It’s no good looking at solutions when it’s too late.”