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Flitcroft: We need to be more clinical

26 October 2015

David Flitcroft believes his side need to become more clinical in front of goal after scoring only 4 goals so far this month, with only one game to go until November.

Shakers boss David Flitcroft was left disappointed by the Shakers’ 2-0 defeat by Shrewsbury Town on Saturday and thought that his side played well for the first half, but lacked that cutting edge inside the final third to bag a goal.


Bury suffered only their third defeat of the season in what’s been a fantastic start to the season for the newly promoted Shakers, but defeat at Greenhous Meadow saw an injury ravaged squad leave empty handed from Shropshire.


Speaking to Shakers PlayerHD after the game against Shrewsbury David Flitcroft said: “I’m obviously disappointed and frustrated at the amount of the ball we had and the last final ball we had, the last final ball entries were good and there were some real quality of play, certainly all the first half I was really happy of how we moved the ball and created opportunities.


“I was really disappointed by our end product and that’s the most important part of football, because it’s no good dominating possession if you can’t and don’t convert.


“To come here and not convert is disappointing, but we’ll keep working on that and working on that final pass into the box and that final contact as it’s absolutely vital that we get that right.”


The Gaffer also commented on the debuts of two new additions to the squad, midfielder Chris Eagles who signed as a free agent last week and goalkeeper Aaron McCarey who signed on an emergency loan from Wolves in the early hours of the morning, after an injury to Rob Lainton kept him out of the side.


Flitcroft was keen to say that the two new additions to the squad are a work in progress after both players have yet to settle into things here at Gigg Lane after being at the club for just a short period of time.


He said “Chris has just been in the building for four or five days and you can see he’s not ready, I’ve thrown him in today to try and give him 45 minutes, his quality is there to see, but his powers not there yet.


“(McCarey) only met the lads one hour before kick-off as he signed early this morning and he’s come straight from his house to the game. We’ve got to bed him in this week and make him feel like a part of the group.


“The kids just played at Portsmouth in a winning environment and just done really well there, but it’s been tough for him to come into the dressing room and meet everyone an hour before kick-off, I thought his general play was good though.”

.click hereWritten by Andrew Gate, a student at The Football College at Bury FC. For more information about the courses on offer


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