Cam the man: Transfer speculation has unsettled wavering Bury, says Flitcroft

Manager David Flitcroft has admitted rumours of a transfer away from the JD Stadium may be affecting Nathan Cameron ahead of Bury’s trip to Southend United.

The Shakers face a difficult away fixture, having lost their last three on the road, and will not have been helped by the speculation surrounding one of their key men this week.

The 22-year-old defender is reported to be the target of several Championship clubs and Flitcroft does not want selfish agents to influence Cameron’s decisions.

“Has the story affected Nathan Cameron? Possibly – I think a story like that probably would do,” he said.

“He’s been outstanding for us, he’s been my player of the season up to now – the chairman [Stewart Day] will want to keep hold of these players and develop assets for the football club.

“Things go on behind the scenes you’ve got no control over, skulduggery at work – agents want to make money, it’s a ruthless business.”

Despite the off-field issues, Cameron is likely to play on Saturday with Clive Platt and Daniel Nardiello set to miss the game through injury.

Both players missed Tuesday’s 5-0 mauling away at Shrewsbury Town and Flitcroft admitted he was on the lookout for additions to his depleted squad.  



The Bolton-born manager has acted immediately with the signing of former Shakers academy product Tom Kennedy, who has returned to the club on loan with a view to a permanent move.

Kennedy has signed from local rivals Rochdale until January 14 2015, and brings a wealth of experience with him that Flitcroft believes will be invaluable.

“TK [Tom Kennedy] brings a leadership quality and a quality in terms of some of the best passing this league will see,” added the former Barnsley boss. 

“He’s a character that, at times away from home, we have been missing and he adds value to the squad.

“He’s the ultimate professional and is desperate to play.”

The left back, who departed the JD Stadium back in 2007, will go straight into the squad for the weekend’s trip to Southend.

Bury travel to a United side without a win in their last four games, but the last four encounters between the sides has ended in a draw so the Shakers know they face a tough test. 

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