Cold snap: Bury can end poor run with hard graft on training ground, says Flitcroft

Bury boss David Flitcroft says improving his side’s form starts with the training ground, after defeat at home to Dagenham & Redbridge extended their losing streak.  

Debutant Alex Jakubiak and veteran forward Jamie Cureton scored the visitors goals, while Shakers strikers Danny Rose and Daniel Nardiello both had goals ruled out for offside.

Flitcroft, who took over at the JD Stadium last December, admitted that his charges were out of sorts having lost the last four in all competitions. 

“When you’re not in form, all you want to do is get on the training ground and put it right,” said the former Preston North End trainee.

“There’s been a lot of change in personnel – some people have adapted well and some haven’t.

“[Scott] Loach has gone back to Rotherham – he had a slight niggle and all three parties agreed he should carry on there.

“It’s been a strange week with a lot of illness flying around – I’m hoping for a clean bill of health next week.”

Rob Lainton regained his place in goal after Loach returned to his parent club while fellow loanee Hallam Hope missed out due to food poisoning.

Flitcroft was hopeful that defender Pablo Mills would return to training this week however, as he saw his side drop out of the play off places.

The former Barnsley manager handed debuts to new loan signings Adam El-Abd and Robert Milsom, both playing the full ninety minutes.

Milsom, on loan until Saturday January 10, spoke of the disappointment in the group and the need to prepare ahead of next Saturday’s match against Luton Town.

“The lads are all gutted but we have to pick ourselves up ready for next week,” said the Rotherham midfielder.

“I knew quite a few of the lads already so it’s been quite easy to settle in.

“When you get beaten, all you want is to get back on the pitch, but I won’t be playing in the FA Cup which is disappointing.”

Main image courtesy of Bury Football Club via YouTube, with thanks.

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