It seems Bury FC has stopped their pursuit of Tom Aldred for some reason.
The defender was on the radar of the club a while back and there was even a meeting held between him and Lee Clark who is managing the Shakers at the moment and it was believed that Clark had put a 3-year contract on the table for Aldred in that meeting.
But, all of a sudden after that, there was a change of heart for Clark and he opted for a couple of other defenders leaving the Aldred deal in the cold box and recently, he said that he wouldn’t be making any more additions to his defence department this summer which clearly meant that the arrival of Aldred to the Shakers camp was out of the question, at least for now.
This is somewhat surprising because Clark had worked with Aldred before. In fact, he was the one who had brought him to Pool when he was at the helm at Bloomfield Road and he was pretty keen on reuniting with him, but, it wasn’t to be and the 26-year old would now have to look for another destination as his current deal with Pool has already expired. Read More
Bury has hired a new boss in Chriss Bass who would resume with assistant Ryan Kidd.
Fans wold be delighted with the news which comes over a month from the sack of former coach David Flitcroft. The former manager failed to get a single win after 11 games in all competitions before his exit fro, the Sky Bet League One.
The interim manager Brass was confirmed as the substantive boss until the end of the term. Chris Sedgwick will remain as the manager of the feeder team.
“I am delighted to say that I have now appointed Chris Brass as head coach and Ryan Kid assistant head coach as, I believe, we have the opportunity to take the club forward from appointing from within. Read More
Bury FC played their 14th league match of the season on October 18th as they faced off with AFC Wimbledon in a match that concluded with Bury FC losing 1-2 and this was the 5th successive league loss in the team of David Flitcroft.
Flitcroft is the coach of Bury FC and he believes that in order to help the current situation of the club, the senior players have to step it up. The 42 year old English spoke to the press after his side lost against AFC Wimbledon and he said:
‘’I have brought some very good, experienced players to this football club but it was the likes of Niall Maher who really stood up in the 2nd half and that was excellent but I’m not wanting Niall at this stage of his career to be outstanding, I want my experienced players to stand out in those moments’’
‘’I’m massively disappointed that we haven’t learned something from all those defeats, drawn a line in the sand, seen the game out for a point, and then we could have built on from that. Second half was better for us because we found a rhythm’’ David Flitcroft of Bury FC said.
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
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