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Futcher: The Aim is Fifty Points

19 February 2016

Ben Futcher has expressed the club’s aim of getting to fifty points in the League as soon as possible.

It is a well known fact that accumulating above 50 points during a season is a sure fire way of staying clear of relegation, that according to Assistant Manager Ben Futcher has been the coaching staffs aim for the season from the start.

He has stated that their expectation did not grow when the Shakers went through a brilliant run of form during September that saw Bury not drop a point during the month, although it may have lifted fans expectations of the long season ahead.

Speaking ahead of Saturday’s game against Colchester United, he said: “The staff are very level headed here, it was important that when we were on a good run at the start of the season we didn’t get too carried away.

“We didn’t start running away with ourselves, we knew it was going to be a tough season and that there was going to be some tough spells and we’ve had that tough spell over the past few weeks.

“Through that tough spell we haven’t got too down, the players haven't got too low. We’ve tried to maintain the target throughout the season which is to get to 50 points as soon as we can and then we can take it from there.

“So whether we are winning games or losing games, in this League it’s that tight and that tough that we have to just stay grounded, level headed and work with a calm head.

“When you are on a bad run you keep working hard and things will turn around and do turn around.”

Futcher has also thanked the Shakers faithful for sticking with them during their tough run in recent weeks, and for making Gigg Lane a great place for the side to play.

This could make the next few games even more crucial with the Shakers having a run of 4 games at home in the next 5 fixtures, especially as he believes Bury’s home form has been good throughout the season.

Although, the Assistant Manager believes they will come up against a tough battle tomorrow (Saturday) in a Colchester United side who are on a  bad run of 17 game without a win in the League, but their Manager, Kevin Keen, has a good young side at his disposal.

Ben Futcher explained: “We are looking forward to another home game, our home form is good and the fans have been fantastic. 

“They’ve stuck with us, and we are really looking forward to getting out there and hopefully getting another three points.

“We know it’s going to be tough because they’ve got some good attacking players who are young and energetic.

“We will have to be on our guard, but if we turn up like we did on Tuesday night we are a match for anyone in this League whether they are team at the bottom or at the top.”

Watch the full interview with Ben Futcher on Shakers PlayerHD below:

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