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Flitcroft: Brilliant Record

20 April 2015

Bury Manager, David Flitcroft, spoke of the teams great ability to close out games being a big factor in the their recent run of good form.

Saturday’s away win at Portsmouth was the team’s seventh away win on the bounce, with the past six wins being clean sheets.

This brilliant achievement has made sure David Flitcroft’s men have beaten an old Bury record of 6 away wins in a row.

Flitcroft has praised his team’s resolve and ability to close out games, forcing teams to counter attack.

Talking after the match, David Flitcroft said: “They’ve shown an incredible amount of character to get a clean sheet here today. Portsmouth moved the ball better than us in the first half, and we struggled to cope with it.

“It was only the last ten minutes of the first half which we got to grips with it, and after that we went 1-0 up.

“We’ve been really successful at shutting teams down, making them have to beat you working on the counter attack and it worked fantastically.

“They’re doing everything we’ve asked of them, and they showed the resolve, the character and the determination to again get a clean sheet away from home.”

Flitcroft believes that the work done behind the scenes by the coaching staff as well as club Chairman, Stewart Day, is having the biggest impact on the field.

He explained: “A lot is happening above me in terms of the support from the Chairman, he’s helped us massively in that.

“We’ve got some fantastic staff, we really have. All of them stepping up a gear, before and after a game in preparation and we’ve really recovered well after each game.

“It’s about that meticulous planning and detail that get you them big wins.”

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