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Gaffer Praises Burton Counterpart

20 November 2015

David Flitcroft is full of praise for his counterpart Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink ahead of the Shakers’ clash with Burton Albion tomorrow.

Shakers manager David Flitcroft was full of praise for his opposite number in the dugout for the game against Burton Albion, after taking his coaching badges with the Burton gaffer Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink, however the two managers will be putting friendships aside for the top of the table Sky Bet League One clash this Saturday (21st November, 3pm kick-off).


Flitcroft was keen to say how well the Dutchman, who previously led his Burton Albion side to the top of the league one table for the first time in the clubs history, was doing. Although he knows he has to be weary of the threat the Brewers can cause at Gigg Lane.


Speaking to Shakers PlayerHD David Flitcroft said “Consistency is one thing I expect from a Burton Albion team. I spent a lot of hours with him (JFH) on my A licence and pro licence coaching badges and got a very good rapport with him.


“He’s someone who plans for games, he’s got a structure and he knows exactly what he’s doing on the pitch. He and David Oldfield have a fantastic relationship in terms of what they both want to do in the game.


“Jimmy’s been able to install a real winning mentality into his team, Jimmy’s put a plan in place to start a winning culture and he’s certainly got that.”


David Flitcroft also touched upon the difficult run the Shakers have had so far in November, but proclaims that his Bury team don’t fear anyone in League One and that the Shakers can win any football match with the confidence they have.


“Whatever stage of the season you are at is tough, the start is tough, Christmas could be tough and the end of the season will be tough.


“I believe we can beat anyone in this League, we’ve played most of the teams in this League and there’s no team that has stood out and have thought that is an outstanding team. I do believe we can win any football match and I certainly let the players go out to play a game feeling that positivity.”


Written by the Football College at Gigg Lane student Andrew Gate.


Watch the full interview with David Flitcroft on Shakers PlayerHD below:

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