‘We’ll pick up more away points in 2015’: Flitcroft says Bury’s road form will improve

Ahead of tonight’s visit to Accrington Stanley, Bury boss David Flitcroft has said his side’s away form will get better during the second half of the season.

The Shakers, in eighth and 10 points off top spot, have won only three of twelve games away from the JD Stadium and will need that to improve if they are to achieve promotion. 

Despite coming into the game on the back of defeat away at Dagenham & Redbridge, Flitcroft is adamant results will pick up in 2015.

“We’ve not been good enough on the road but believe me it will change: we’ll pick up more points in this second half of the season,” he said.

“I don’t use the word unlucky in coaching and if any of my coaches use it I fine them, it’s bad technique, its bad practice. 

“There is a definite spirit about this football team but we just need that clinical edge – I’m obsessed I want more from this group.”

Bury will go in search of the double against their opponents tonight, as they make the short trip to Crown Ground.

A win in the Friday night fixture will also see the Shakers move back into the playoff places and put pressure on those around them.

Flitcroft will be hoping that debutant Nick Pope, who has signed on loan from Charlton Athletic until May, will be able to play a part.

The goalkeeper’s move was confirmed shortly after Bury tied striker Hallam Hope down on a permanent deal following his initial loan from Everton.

The striker has signed a three and a half year deal and Flitcroft has predicted a bright future for the 20-year-old.

“With Hallam at his age, what we believe he is going to become it’s a real progressive signing – he is certainly someone who will get better with games,” he added.

“There’s quite a long way to get him there but we have an environment to do that, we’ve got coaches who can develop him into a top class player.

“I am in no doubt once he scores his first goal things will settle for him and he will be a fantastic signing for the football club.”

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