Manager David Flitcroft believes his side needs goals from all over the pitch to make an impact.
After Bury’s season opener against Doncaster Rovers on Saturday,which ended in a 1-1 stalemate, Manager David Flitcroft spoke of his teams need for all his players to chip in with goals.
This was after a large number of the attacking players in the squad had chances on goal. Additionally, a number of players set up chances for their team-mates, especially the two full-backs Chris Hussey and Joe Riley.
Talking after the match on Saturday, he said: “It’s got to be a multi-scoring team, we had it last season, but we maybe didn’t get as many goals as I wanted.
“We have got to score from different angles around the pitch and hurt teams from all angles, and I think we can do that with the two full-backs we’ve got,mixed with the energy they have to get forward and the creativity in the team.”
Last seasons’ Sky Bet League Two Player of the Season, Danny Mayor has been tasked by his Manager to now become the best player in League One.
“It’s my job and responsibility to make Danny Mayor the best player in League One, he absolutely blitzed it in League Two last season.
“I really think it’s our responsibility to now task Danny to become the best player in thisLeague and on that showing I think he can be.”
The other two players that impressed Flitcroft at the Keepmoat Stadium were new signings;striker Leon Clarke andmidfielder Jacob Mellis.
“Leon Clarke looked a threat all afternoon, and just barring hitting the woodwork a couple of times he’s got a few goals.
“Jacob Mellis gave us a different threat when he came on, obviously he’s not ready for the 90minutes yet because of his interruptive pre-season, but he gives us that end quality.”
The game was marred with controversy after Doncaster Rovers midfielder Harry Forrester over-hit a pass back to Shakers goalkeeper Christian Walton, which ended up going into the net for a Rovers goal.
However, in a true show of sportsmanship, Rovers Manager Paul Dickov instructed his side to allow the Shakers to score the equaliser, which was walked into the net- unchallenged - by Leon Clarke.
David Flitcroft believes that Dickov’s actions has given football the hope that there is still a respectable side to football, which is stronger than winning or losing:
“What I witnessed today shouldn’t happen in the professional game anymore, we are all professionals who have put six weeks planning into the game.
“Therefore we need a fair and equal chance to win the game, but I’ve seen someone in Paul Dickov who I have the ultimate respect for.
“My respect levels for him are now higher than they were before, if that was possible. Where the referee has got it totally wrong, he’s put football in a good place.”
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