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Gaffer: Hull City Have Strength in Numbers

29 January 2016

The Gaffer believes that every player in Hull’s squad whether they are a starter or not is capable of winning a match.

The Shakers take on Sky Bet Championship leaders Hull City tomorrow afternoon in the Fourth round of the FA Cup and Bury manager David Flitcroft believes that the quality Hull manager Steve Bruce has at his disposal is incredible.


He has also praised the management duo of Steve and his assistant Mike Phelan, for getting their team firing on all cylinders after suffering the disappointment of being relegated from the Premier League last season.


Speaking ahead of the match David Flitcroft said: “He’s got a fantastic squad, Steve Bruce has done really well this season, he’s got a fantastic right hand man in Mike Phelan and they’ve had a fantastic season.


“It’s difficult after you’ve had a relegation season to pick those players up and go again and really drive a group of talented players with lots of premier league experience, but if you look at the cup games they’ve played they have been able to make 7 changes.


“That’s important because the Championship is a relentless League, it’s a League that has lots of Saturday-Tuesday fixtures, so whenever you get games coming thick and fast every 3 days you have to have a talented squad and be able to rotate.


“Their rotation includes being able to bring players like Michael Dawson, Robert Snodgrass and Tom Huddlestone in, it’s a fantastic squad that Steve has been able to recruit and that’s why they are top of the League and that’s why we’ve got to face a tough competitor.”


The Gaffer has stated that he is looking forward to seeing his side compete against a tough Hull City side with bags of experience and quality.


He feels that they have learnt more about themselves after losing to Walsall a few weeks ago, and that will now help them keep progressing and getting better.


He explained: “It’s two teams and two managers locking horns who have passion and aggression, so that’s something I’m looking forward to - seeing my team compete against that.


“We didn’t compete against Walsall during the first half and since that moment it’s been a reflection of me as a person and of Bury Football Club and what we are trying to achieve here, so yeah it’s two teams who I’m sure will give an honest game, and I hope the ref let’s the game go and allows it to breathe and develop.


“We are expecting a real occasion with a chance of a fantastic prize of getting through to the next round, and that is one we desperately want and need.”

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

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