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Flitcroft: "Deep in Thought"

19 August 2015

David Flitcroft was deep in thought during last night's press conference after his side surrendered a 2-1 lead.

After a promising start in Sky Bet League One - after promotion last season - with two draws and looking the better team in both games, the Shakers went down to their first defeat of the season against Fleetwood Town last night.


The Shakers were up 2-1 after 20 minutes, but the Cod Army battled hard to go into the break on an equal footing with their hosts.


After the break Graham Alexander’s men came out of the traps to grab the three points eventually winning 4-3.

After the match, Bury Manager David Flitcroft was in a reflective mood, knowing that his side were not good enough, but not having had enough time to analyse where the problem areas were.


Speaking straight after the match, David Flitcroft said: “I’m deep in thought right now, looking at why from a good position we have conceded in the manner we have. I haven’t seen that coming, especially after a good pre-season and a good start to the season.


“I’m not happy at all that we have conceded four what I would say were very poor goals. I’m in a reflective mood, trying to understand it for myself and trying to evaluate it as we speak.


“It’s a difficult one doing this press conference so soon after the match, because I haven’t seen us defend as bad as that at Gigg Lane.


“I’m disappointed for the fans, I really am. I feel as though we got breached too many times tonight.


“When you score three goals at home, you have to have three points on the board. In that situation you have to be showing a positive points tally and we haven’t so I’m massively disappointed.”


Flitcroft admitted that even when they were on top in the first half, something didn’t feel right within his side, and they didn’t seem as solid as they have in previous matches.


However, it is not the end of the world as the team are still scoring a large amount of goals, and by solidifying the back they will become a formidable force with the strike force at the club.


He explained: “We looked okay, but something still didn’t feel right in the first half. They penetrated us a couple of times and it didn’t feel right, we didn’t feel solid.


“Even when we were winning the game we didn’t feel solid, so I have got to look at that.


“Leon Clarke is going to score goals up front and he’s shown that so far, but we need to tighten up at the other end to make them count.”

Watch the full interview on Shakers PlayerHD below: -

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