A preview of this weekends Easter double header by David Flitcroft.
Bury boss David Flitcroft is ready for a tough and busy Easter schedule starting with a tasty Good Friday clash away at Bloomfield Road as the Shakers face Blackpool and then Easter Monday against the high flying Gillingham at Gigg Lane.
Blackpool recently ended an 8 match winless run with a 2-1 win over fellow relegation rivals Crewe so they will be well up for the fight again on Good Friday but Shakers manager David Flitcroft believes his Bury team have prepared well ahead of the clash and has faith in his sides ability to take the three points back to Gigg Lane.
Speaking to Shakers PlayerHD David Flitcroft said “They (Blackpool) are fighting for their lives. I’ve watched them quite a few times this season but as of late you can see the money that has been invested in the team especially the frontline with the likes of Jack Redshaw, Mark Cullen and Danny Philliskirk. I think being down there is hurting them as a football club and they’ll really come out fighting and that’s what we’re expecting.
“Results give you confidence, confidence gives you belief, they got the three points last weekend which of course was massive against Crewe but that won’t really have a bearing on our game as we’ve got to focus on what we’re doing, how we’re going to go about our business and how we’re going to impose our strengths.
“We’ve come up with a plan which we believe could be the difference to solve the away form, we’ve been trying everything. We’ve just got to try and commit to everything we’ve agreed to do this week and go into the Blackpool game with a real energy and verve about us.
“Gillingham have had a great season, the players work hard for Justin Edinburgh and each other and they’ve got Bradley Dack who’s injured at the minute but he’s been a sensation this season for them he’s done fantastically well. So they’ve got some good players but they’re a real team unit and they deserve to be up there at the top of the league.
“You’re always working for the game you’re currently playing but behind the scenes you have scouts going to the games watching them live so after the Blackpool game we’ll know exactly what we’re up against”
The Gaffer also spoke about the three new signings that all made their debuts against Shrewsbury on Saturday and how they were settling into life at Bury FC.
“Chris Neal has been around the block, he knows a lot of the lads and he’s been really impressed by the Carrington complex and how we try and go about our business and preparation. He’s fitted in really easily because he’s already been out on loan and he knows what’s expected of him.
“Cian was playing games down at Southend so it’s not as though we’ve brought him out of the cold so again Cians performance was fantastic in terms of his defensive responsibilities. In training he’s been throwing himself at things, making sure he makes blocks and working hard to make sure we don’t concede. It’s great to see because it gives you a real enthusiasm when you see that in training I’m delighted with Cian and he’s settled in well.
“Nathan knew quite a few of the lads that were already here so that makes it easier for him to settle in, he’s in a location which suits him so he knows the area really well and he’s fitting in really well.
“Overall the players are getting used to us and how we do things. They’ve had a week with us now so we’ve had time to build and do some unit work and individual work with them. “
The Shakers travel to Blackpool on Good Friday 25thMarch, 3pm kick-off and then host Gillingham at Gigg Lane on Monday 28thMarch, 3pm kick-off in a Easter double header.
Written by Andrew Gate.