Joe Riley who plays for Bury is one of the highly sought after player for a summer transfer move away from the club, according to TeamTalk.com. A lot of clubs are reported to be interested in landing the player. They include Shrewsbury, Burton Albion, Bolton and Fleetwood Town.
The 24-year old began his professional career at Bolton Wanderers but couldn’t make much impact as he would have wanted as he was out injured most times. The most notable achievement when he was at the club was when he was particularly impressive in the 5-0 thumping of Stoke city FC in the English Premier League
. He was given a standing ovation when he was finally pulled off the game.
Riley left the club to play for Oxford United on loan. During his spell at United, he made 24 appearances for the club but wasn’t retained after the season. He didn’t have much left on his deal at Bolton and the club didn’t extend it, so he joined Bury on a free transfer in 2015. He couldn’t even start immediately at the Lancashire club as he suffered a hamstring injury.
Bury have confirmed the signing of three players to the squad ahead of the forthcoming season, according to reports from the club.
The players were signed on free transfer deals. Defender Niall Maher joined the club after agreeing to a 12-month deal. The player was released by Bolton Wanderers before Bury decided to give him a chance. Midfielder Zeli Ismail, who was with Wolves, signed a two-year deal. The third is Ben Williams who is a goal keeper. He rejected a new deal from the Bantams so he could sign for Bury on a two-year deal.
Maher, who is just 20 years old, made five appearances in the last season and he played 10 games on loan at Blackpool during the 2014/2015 season. Ismail, 22, played for the Three Lions in the Under-16 and Under-17 categories. He also enjoyed a loan spell with MK Dons, Burton, Notts County, Oxford and even Cambridge.
On the other hand, Williams played at Valley Parade in 78 games since joining from Scotland in 2014. He broke the club’s record of 25 clean sheets in the last campaign. His career spans 14 years. The former Manchester United trainee has played well over 100 games for both Crewe and Colchester. Read More
English League One side, Bury have lost another critical encounter as the season keeps getting worse for the team.
The outfit currently in 15th position having garnered 57 points from 45 matches prosecuted hoped to end the League One season on a high but fell to a straight third defeat in the hands of Chesterfield.
Chesterfield confirmed their place in League One next season with an emphatic victory over Bury. Jay O’Shea opened the scoring from the penalty spot after Cian Bolger had blocked Gary Liddle’s run into the box. In first-half stoppage time Lee Novak’s 25-yard strike deflected in to double the hosts’ lead. Bury’s Danny Mayor wasted a clear chance to pull one back before Dan Gardner finished off a classic Chesterfield counter-attack to seal the win for the hosts
The match was a 50 – 50 but with Chesterfield having more shots attempted. Chesterfield had 16 with only six being on target while Bury could only manage five with just two hitting their targets. Chesterfield enjoyed more corner kicks while Bury fouled more on a ratio 11:9. The loss leaves Bury in Chesterfield in 18th position with 53 points from the same number of games as Bury. Read More
David Flitcroft has set his eyes in signing a few performers in this January transfer window but in order to add these players into his team, the 41 year old English manager might have to offload some players of his own in order to create enough space and avoid having an overblown squad with too many players which will unnecessarily increase the wage bill of the team.
Even if Flitcroft does indeed decide to release some of his players and generate some cash from those sales, the manager is well aware that he has his limits when it comes to signing new players to his team as Bury FC does not have the same kind of financial freedom as other clubs when it comes to luring in top players to his team but nonetheless, he will do everything in his power to sign the best players that he can but more importantly is to strengthen the areas of his team which have appeared to be the most vulnerable.
‘’With the injuries we`ve had over the past four or five weeks it`s important that we try and bring some potential signings to fruition. However, it`s not easy because a January transfer window is never easy. You`re usually trying to wrestle with clubs, wrestle with players and different deals’’ Read More
Before the 2015/16 season kicks off, Chris Hughton of Brighton & Hove Albion wants to have his team fully assembled and prepared for any obstacle that this squad might have to face. Chris Hughton wants to rebuild his team but he wants to do this without spending a significantly large portion of money during the summer transfer window.
Hughton and his players managed to avoid being relegated just barely but what Hughton is hoping to accomplish is to improve his team and get them to a point where the possibility of being at the risk of being relegated from the English League Championship is miniscule.
One of the players that Chris Hughton wants to sign is AlirezaJahanbakhsh of NEC Nijmagan. Alireza is a 21 year old winger from Iran and in order to secure his services, a bid in the region of €1.5 million will have to be done. Read More
Bury managed to get their third consecutive victory in the League Two division after a narrow 2-1 success over Northampton Town. Manager David Flitcroft was a relieved man, as this victory helped keep the club’s promotion hopes alive.
Bury have been one inform teams in League Two over the last month. Apart from the 1-0 defeat against Oxford United, the club has won all their remaining matches in March. This good run of form started in the middle of February after a 2-1 win over Cheltenham Town. Flitcroft’s team appeared in danger of drawing against Northampton only for Adam El-Abd to changes the destination of the three points in injury time.
After being reduced to 10 men following the dismissal of Riley in the 49th minute, it appeared that even a point from this match would be good for Bury. However, it would have meant conceding more ground in the title race with Shrewsbury Town and Burton Albion winning their matches this weekend. Only Wycombe dropped two points and this allowed Bury to close the gap on the final automatic promotion spot to just one point. Wycombe do not appear to have the momentum to sustain their third place and Bury can overtake them next week if their poor form continues. Read More
Bury took advantage of the January transfer window and brought in Joe Riley as the new right back. The 23-year-old is one of the new players at the club but he is also joined by goalkeeper Nick Pope.
Both these players are expected to feature in the mammoth clash against Wycombe Wanderers this weekend. While Riley has moved on a permanent transfer, Pope is set to stay at Bury until the end of the season. He is on loan from Charlton Athletic. These new arrivals have also meant that manager David Flitcroft has changed the formation of the team.
Bury are now playing with four at the back rather than just three defenders like in the first half of the season. Flitcroft is known as a manager who favours the 3-4-3 formation. Read More
It’s been a little over a year since David Flitcroft took charge of the League Two club, Bury FC and the coach from England has analyzed everything he has accomplished since being appointed as the coach and Flitcroft believes that it has been a very positive progression for him and the club.
“Certainly as a football club and as a team we are evolving and striving to get better. Have we made progress? I think 100 per cent, in every area’’
“We just need to keep having the belief that if we stick together and show the similar sort of progress we made last season, then that will continue this season and the seasons beyond that.”Flitcroft said.
When David Flitcroft was selected as the coach of Bury FC on December of 2013, the club was on the brink of entering the relegation zone but things took a huge turn as Flitcroft pushed the team to a 12th spot finish.
Bury FC has recently sustained a number of negative results in the English League Two which has hampered their chances of securing a promotion spot but they still are capable of snatching a top spot despite the streak of underwhelming performances and this evidence of the impact and influence that Flitcroft has made since arriving to the team.
The recent slump that Bury FC is going through has seen the club slipping out of the promotion spots in the English League Two for the first time since August and Flitcroft has attempted to motivate his squad but they are still struggling to get back on track.
Despite everything that has occurred Flitcroft remains confident that his squad are capable of turning things around and replicate the performances that they have been earlier in the season.