Bury’s Flitcroft says manager of the month nomination is recognition ‘for the team’

Bury manager David Flitcroft insists his Manager of the Month nomination is recognition for the whole team after they extended their winning run to four games.

Tom Soares’ early header gave the Shakers victory against Luton Town, a result that moved Flitcroft’s charges level on points with the Hatters. 

But after the win at the JD Stadium, the manager was keen to praise his players rather than take any individual adulation for their current run.

“I’m grateful for my nomination for Manager of the Month but I’ve got to credit my team, it would be better as Team of the Month,” said Flitcroft.

“The train hasn’t just started gaining momentum, the Chairman started that the day he arrived at the club.”

The result means Bury are now only six points off top-spot as they chase promotion from League Two, with only one defeat in their last 10 games.

Coupled with that resurgence in form, the club has also acquired a new state-of-the-art training facility after agreeing to lease Manchester City’s former Carrington base.

Shakers on-loan goalkeeper Nick Pope is delighted that the club have been able to make the move and has already started following in Joe Hart’s footsteps.

“Carrington has been great, it’s a fantastic place to be everyday – and yes I have parked in Joe Hart’s parking space,” he said.

Pope, who has four clean sheets in his last five outings, is not the only Bury star that has praised the club’s long-term plans and off-field progress.

Joe Riley, who signed from Bolton Wanderers in January, believes it highlights the development the club is making as they target eventual Championship status. 

“We owe a lot to the chairman and manager for securing a training facility like Carrington – it shows the desire of the club,” he said. 

Bury welcome Oxford United to the North West this Saturday, when Riley will play against several familiar faces having spent time on-loan there this season.

Image courtesy of Bury FC via YouTube, with thanks.

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