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Flitcroft: Team are Ready

1 May 2015

Bury face already relegated Tranmere Rovers on Saturday, David Flitcroft believes Tranmere will be no pushovers, but his side are more than ready to do what is needed.

Bury Manager, David Flitcroft, says that the only thing the team can do now is get the three points at Tranmere Rovers on Saturday and hope that the rest takes care of itself.

 

He knows that their opposition will be up for the game, which means that they will need to do a professional job and be 100% focused come 3pm.

 

However, he knows that if their training sessions throughout the week are anything to go by; they will be more than up for the battle.

 

Speaking ahead of the match yesterday, David Flitcroft said: “I think the key is that we do what we need to do, there has been so much surrounding the game.

 

“The finish Southend has had, with the other two teams already being promoted, means we are still in the mix.

 

“The biggest thing for me this week is that we stay on task, we’ve got a job to do. We have to go to Tranmere and do a professional job and that’s what the players and my staff have been focusing on.

 

“We had a training session on Tuesday which was absolutely electric , which is where I want to be at this time of the season.

 

“Sometimes a training session at the back end of the season can be a little bit low key, but it was fantastic and we have had a really good prep week.

 

“We are now just looking forward to this game on Saturday.”

 

Flitcroft has explained that there are two sides of the game that the team and his staff have to get right, the actual football and the mental side.

 

He feels that the football side will take care of itself with the team going into the game in fine form over the past couple of months, and looking good in training.

 

However, the mental state will be harder to prepare for as the team have their mind on two scenarios, one being already achieved and the other being out of their hands.

 

Although Flitcroft believes that the team are more than capable of handling whichever scenario unveils itself on Saturday.

 

Flitcroft explained: “In terms of the football side, it is easy to keep the lads focused in the task ahead, we’ve got a really motivated group and my staff have been incredible.

 

“The players have been performing incredibly since Christmas onwards and they have been really professional in what they have done.

 

“Obviously, coming to Carrington has helped massively, but that side of it is quite easy to keep a controlled lid on.

 

“The other side of it is a bit more difficult because you are planning for two scenarios, but the planning for the play-offs has been done over the past two weeks, and we have achieved that.

 

“Our first goal was trying to steer towards 80 points plus, Rochdale got promoted last season with 79 points.

 

“It was a target that we were always driving towards and we have achieved that, but the play-offs are at the forefront of what we do, because they need detailed planning.”


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