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PREVIEW: Town v Bury

23 October 2015

Look Ahead To The Clash At Greenhous Meadow

If you cant make it to Greenhous Meadow this weekend then pop back to shrewsweb for commentary and free, live, in game chat.

Marcus Braddock


Shrewsbury Town 2-1 Bury

I'm pretty sure we aren't odds on favourites to win this weekend given our recent few games but that doesn't mean we have no chance. We've seen the team play some very decent football at times and if we play that well again we'll not be far away from the points. Bury are a strong side although they have found wins difficult to come by in recent weeks so I'm hopeful of our chances as ever.


Ian Black looks set to miss out after a hamstring strain in midweek. Jermaine Grandison (back) and Nat Knight Percival (groin) look like the may struggle to make this weekends game. Zack Whitbread may start on the bench as he's not quite fit enough for the full 90 minutes yet.

Squad News
Ravel Cheosiaua

Fourth Official
Ian Smedley and Christopher Ward


Gavin Ward from Surrey. Games this season: 8. Yellow cards: 22. Red cards: 1.


Flitcroft wasn't out of work for long and signed on as manager of Bury in November 2013, winning promotion for them last season.

He signed a rolling contract in May 2009 and was assisted by a certain Mr Micky Mellon until he left the club later that year.

After Hill was sacked during the 2012–13 season, Flitcroft took over and managed the Tykes to safety in the Championship.

After a playing career that included spells with Chester City, Rochdale and of course Bury, he was taken on by Barnsley as an assistant after following his previous manager Keith Hill from Rochdale.

At forty-one years old, David Flitcroft is one of the youngest managers in League one but that doesn't mean he is wet behind the ears.

The Manager
Wherever he's been he's been a dangerous presence for defences and this season is no different.

The list of his ex clubs goes well into double figures mainly because he's been loaned out so many times.

He started his career with Wolves and made most of his career appearances with Sheffield United and Coventry.

Clarke is a well known striker having spent his career with so many different teams.

Leon Clarke with seven goals in the league and a couple in cup games.

Top Scorer

In total we have played Bury 52 times with Shrewsbury winning 16 times to Bury's 21.

Before last seasons 5-0 home win for us, you would have had to go back to our 2009 play off game at Gigg Lane for our last win against the Shakers, a game we won 1-0 which earned us a penalty shoot-out and a play-off final at Wembley.
Head to Head

Then they went on the run of wins and have more recently found wins difficult to come by with two wins and two draws in their last four games.

They started the season in a rather unspectacular fashion with one win, four draws and a couple of defeats from their first seven games.

Bury have had a pretty decent season so far this season, managing seven wins back to back in all competitions recently.

This weekend Shrewsbury Town face sixth-placed Bury at Greenhous Meadow.

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