TOMMY Wright will never take anything for granted in football – and admits he conducted a full review of Swindon Town Football Club as a business before signing on the dotted line in July.

Wright’s comments were voiced hours after the English Football League (EFL) board opted to withdraw Bury’s membership due to a lack of evidence proving the club could meet its financial commitments.

Bolton Wanderers – a team competing in European competitions only 12 years ago – are also under threat of being expunged from the Football League due to similar financial difficulties.

In the last year, two of Swindon’s League Two rivals – Macclesfield Town and Morecambe – have reportedly paid players late due to financial struggles.

While Wright may not know the answers required to the issue, Town’s first-team coach stated situations must be regulated with more authority in the future to prevent more Football League clubs losing their membership.

He added: “I never take anything for granted in football – even when I win I try to stay on that even keel.

“It’s hard when you’re first in the business, because success can determine what your weekend is like.

“And I tell Richie (Wellens, manager) that sometimes he needs to get away from football – he’s got kids and a family back in Manchester.

“You need a release button, because bad times in football can really overtake you. And good times last shorter than the bad.”

As a player, Wright remembers being on the opposite side of the pitch to Bury, and expressed his extreme sadness when first hearing the news of their collapse.

The Shakers’ former manager Ryan Lowe – and several ex-players – has seeked employment elsewhere since resigning.

But Wright called on fans of football to spare a moment for the hard-working backroom staff that have spent years – if not decades – working out of the public eye.

He added: “People only see the footballers, the managers and coaches.

“It’s easy to forget about those behind the scenes, that have probably been at clubs for decades.

“It’s sad, I don’t know the answers – people with instructions on how to run a football club would be better qualified to answer what the solution is.

“With Bury, I remember playing lots of games there. They were promoted just months ago, and now the club is gone.

“It’s very sad – it’s worth looking at the bigger picture.”