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The Factfile: Bury FC

17 January 2014

A look at Saturday's opponents

BURY: THE FACTFILE


LAST RESULT: Chesterfield 4-0 Bury, Sky Bet League 2, Saturday 11th January


FORM (LAST TEN GAMES): Won 3, Drawn 5, Lost 2
Bury are a side that like to give nothing away, having drawn five of their last ten games, coming out of that period having scored and conceded an equal number of goals (14). Of the three victories that have been recorded, two have come under new manager David Flitcroft.


The Shakers were on the wrong end of a 4-0 hammering at Chesterfield last time out, but will be looking to continue their run at the JD Stadium, which has seen them go six unbeaten at home in all competitions.


Albion, on the other hand, will be confident after coming from behind to beat Cheltenham Town 2-1 last Saturday to extend their unbeaten league run to nine.


THE GAFFER – DAVID FLITCROFT:
David Flitcroft is something of a cult hero at Bury, having made 100 league appearances for the club between 2004 and 2006. Flitcroft spent most of his career in the north-west, representing Preston North End, Chester, Rochdale, Macclesfield Town and Hyde United before retiring in 2011.


Flitcroft spent time as assistant manager under Keith Hill at Barnsley before making the step up to caretaker, and finally manager when Hill was sacked in 2012. He kept the club in the Championship in 2012-13 but was sacked in November 2013, leaving the club bottom of the division.


Flitcroft wasn’t out of work for long, taking over at Bury on 10th December. His first game as manager was the 1-1 draw at home to Northampton Town four days after being appointed.


HEAD TO HEAD:
Bury wins: 4
Draws: 2
Burton Albion wins: 0

 

LAST TIME WE MET:
24th August 2013, League Two, Pirelli Stadium
Burton Albion 2-2 Bury

 

The Brewers had to show plenty of fighting spirit to earn a draw when Bury visited the Pirelli Stadium in August.

 

Anton Forrester and William Edjenguele both struck for the visitors in the first half as the Shakers went in at the break with a comfortable lead.

 

It was not to be however, as Albion fought back in the last ten minutes to rescue a point through Michael Symes and Adam McGurk’s last minute leveller to preserve their unbeaten start to the season.

 

ONE TO WATCH: DANIEL NARDIELLO
Nardiello is in his second loan spell with Bury after joining from Rotherham United in November. He’s notched five times in ten appearances during this spell, including a 90th minute goal to earn Bury a draw against Scunthorpe on Boxing Day.

 

An experienced campaigner, the 31 year-old has played for ten clubs and has made over 300 senior appearances, scoring 94 goals, the most recent of which came in Bury’s 30 win away at Hartlepool United on New Year’s Day.


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