Bury striker Lenell John-Lewis has revealed that the vacant manager's position at Gigg Lane is having a negative effect on the team's performance.
The former Lincoln front man came off the bench to score the Shakers' consolation goal in the 4-1 defeat against MK Dons on Saturday, which saw Bury's winless run extend to nine games this season.
The npower League One side have been without a permanent manager since Richie Barker joined Crawley on the eve of the new campaign, and John-Lewis admits the players are eager for some stability.
He told the club's official website: "We can't divorce ourselves out of the manager situation; it's there in front of us.
"We all want to know what's happening and we want some solidity in the dressing room.
"When the new gaffer comes in he will shake it up and I think we need that. We need to start winning, we don't want to be cut off."