Bury Interested In Extending Loan With Hope

Hallam Hope’s loan spell with Bury FC was a memorable time for the 20 years old forward as he made an impact with the League Two club by scoring 5 goals in 7 appearances but Hope now has to return to Everton as his loan contract with Bury finished.

The head coach of Bury, Flitcroft declared his intentions of working with the young attacker once more and will try to work with Hope on an extended period of time.

“He’s different to what’s out there. I would love to be able to work with Hallam once more and he knows that. I will try to speak with Everton manager Roberto Martinez and see if we can do something because he is certainly a player that the supporters buy into’’.

“Hallam epitomizes what we’re trying to do here He’s elusive and bright. Most Academy players want to play that new number 10 role, they want to get on the ball and show how good they are. But Hallam loves getting in behind and hurting center-halves and he’s done that. He wants to learn and get better, and I think he’s in the right environment here.
Hallam managed to make an immediate impact with Bury FC when he managed to score a league hat-trick during the club’s match against Portsmouth as Hope became the first Bury player to complete that task since Ian Lawson back in 1999.

Everton is fighting for a Europa League spot for the upcoming season and could boost their squad by adding new players in the club but this can only occur with a cash injection which is a possibility if Martinez decides on selling Hallam Hope or keeping Romelu Lukaku on an extended period of time.

Lukaku is playing on a loan deal from Chelsea and has enjoyed a successful time in Everton as he is the top goal-scorer of the club and Roberto Martinez has already expressed his ambition of signing Lukaku on a permanent deal


Leicester City manager Nigel Pearson has rejected speculation that the club are planning to overhaul the squad in order to survive in the Premier league next season. Leicester were promoted to the top division of English football several weeks ago.

This has allowed them a lot of time to prepare for the next season, which is expected to be heavy work for the players. Even though they have been the best team in the Championship by a long distance, it is understood that the club are concerned by the quality of players available to the disposal of Pearson. Read More


The fortunes of Bury FC have turned around a great deal in the last couple of weeks. They were right in the bottom quarter of the League Two table before taking on Northampton the previous weekend and now they are at no. 7 with an outside chance of making it to the playoffs. This has been nothing less than a magical turnaround.

The no. of games that Bury still has to play in the ongoing season is 5. If they manage to win all those and secure 15 points, they might end up in the play offs and the manager David Flitcroft is not taking it as an impossible task. He believes that the kind of rhythm his boys have shown in the recent past, they are capable of doing that.

Chatting with the reporters after his team’s win against Exeter City yesterday, the Shakers’ boss said, “The performance of the boys for most parts of the first half was just amazing. They might have lost a bit of intensity in the last 5 minutes, but, that’s alright. It’s not possible to maintain the same kind of intensity for the entire half.”

“We have a handful of matches left and it would be really nice to win one and all. If you want to be a champion, you’ve got to think positive always.”

In their next match, Bury is going to take on Scunthorpe United which is placed second in the table. If they win that match, it would boost their self belief even more. Flitcroft also acknowledged the importance of that match.

He said, “We are up against Scunthorpe boys now who are having a great run. They would give us no room whatsoever. If we manage to pull that off, we will be in a great state of mind going ahead.”