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Bury - Meet The Opposition

5 July 2015

Club News

Bury - Meet The Opposition

5 July 2015

We continue the our look at this seasons Sky Bet League 1 Opponents

Bury clinched promotion back to the third tier by a single point last season. Here we take a closer look at the Shakers.

Name: Bury Football Club
Nickname: The Shakers
Stadium: Gigg Lane (JD Stadium)
Founded: 1885

Last season:
The club broke its record points total by racking up 85 en route to a third placed finish last year. 
Despite an opening day defeat at home to Cheltenham, Bury managed a solid season. They won their last two games without conceding to cement their position in the automatic promotion places. 
Daniel Nardiello finished top scorer, notching 12 goals. Bury will be hoping ex Port Vale finisher Tom Pope can match this goal tally as he completed a move to Gigg Lane this summer.

The Gaffer:
David Flitcroft is the man in charge. The former midfielder made 122 appearances for the club from 2004-2006. He hung up his boots having played 500 league games in total during his career spanning eight clubs. 
In June 2011 the 41 year old was appointed assistant manager of Barnsley football club. He was made caretaker manger when Keith Hill was sacked during the 2012/13 season. After securing two wins in his first three games in charge, the Bolton born man was given the job on a permanent basis. Micky Mellon was his assistant at Barnsley. Flitcroft guided the club to Championship safety on the last day of the season. However he was sacked the following season after a 3-0 home defeat to Birmingham City on 30th November 2013. 
Flitcroft was given the Bury job in December 2013 and achieved promotion with the club in his first full season in charge. He has a 45% win ratio with the club. 

Gigg Lane was opened in 1885. The capacity of the ground was once 35,000, however it has since been trimmed to 11,840. The stadium was renamed the JD stadium in November 2013 after Bury announced a sponsorship deal with JD Sports.

Past Meetings:
Shrewsbury smashed Bury 5-0 when the sides last met at the Greenhous Meadow in October 2014. Jean-Louis Akpa Akpro netted the first hat trick of his career with Connor Goldson and Jordan Clark also getting on the score sheet. Bury got revenge for the humbling defeat when the sides met at Gigg Lane in April this year, Joe Riley scored in a 1-0 win for the Shakers.

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