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Sodje: Called for calm

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Bury defender Efe Sodje says the club will not panic or budge from their football principles as they look to end a 10-game winless run.

Richie Barker's men find themselves just seven points off the relegation places having earlier in the season flirted with the periphery of the play-off places.

But the experienced Nigerian says the Shakers have more than enough quality to end their wretched run and stay in League One.

"We're not going to panic," he said. "We know we've got good players in that changing room that can turn things around. I say 'keep the faith' and we're definitely going to stay up."

The bandana-bearing centre-back has been in similar situations before, notably with Crewe Alexandra, but he says the team will not be forfeiting their footballing principles in order to tighten up their defence.

"We're not going to just go out there and keep defending but we're going to go out, play, pass it like normal and we'll get victories," he added. "I've been in it with Crewe. I know that it will work out. We're still together, everybody is still tight, there's no arguments in the changing room. We're all disappointed at our individual mistakes for the team and especially for the manager."