David Flitcroft is wary of manager less Chesterfields threat as his Bury side take on the Spireites at Gigg Lane on Saturday 12th December 3:00pm kick off.
Bury Manager David Flitcroft has had a busy week at Gigg Lane, celebrating 2 years in charge of the Shakers, winning the North West football writers manager award and with Bury drawing Bradford City in the next round of the Emirates FA Cup.
However, he has kept his feet firmly on the floor in preparation for the upcoming Sky Bet League One tie against manager less Chesterfield on Saturday.
The Gaffer feels it won’t be an easy test against the Spireites with the recent departure of Saunders and feels like places will be up for grabs in the Chesterfield ranks forcing the players to work harder for their starting places in the squad and get their first 3 points since October.
Speaking to Shakers PlayerHD before the game against Chesterfield, David Flitcroft said: “It’s never an easy situation to play in; it’s going to be a tough encounter.
“You’ve got players maybe fearing for their jobs, players who had their feet under the table with Dean Saunders and with the prospect of a new manager coming in there will be a threat to them playing, so you’ll get 20% more effort from those players and we’ve got that to contend with.”
Flitcroft also praised the form of the whole team and feels that his side can cope with the extra pressure of taking on a Chesterfield side desperate for three points.
He especially commented on the excellent form of full back Chris Hussey and is hoping that the man with the most assists in League 1 can continue his great form going into the tie with the Spireites.
Flitcroft explained: “His delivery is on point most of the time and he is someone who practises that. He delivers and Chris is in a good place he works on all aspects of his game and it’s given him the drive and focus to really kick on with his profession.
“Hussey has been in form for a long time now, it wasn’t just that one off game. He does the right things and then you get the right results, so I’m delighted for him and the team.”
Written by The Football College at Gigg Lane student Andrew Gate.
Watch the full interview with David Flitcroft on Shakers PlayerHD below: