Times are a-changin: Daniel Nardiello hails ‘special’ Bury as Shakers secure former Manchester United trainee

By Tom Belger

Bury go into Saturday’s relegation battle against Wycombe Wanderers after a major boost… the permanent signing of striker Daniel Nardiello.

The former Manchester United trainee has scored five goals in 11 games whilst on loan from Rotherham but has now made his loan deal permanent.

Bury manager, David Flitcroft, believes securing Nardiello’s services for 18 months will be key for his sides battle against dropping out of the Football League.

“Danny can spearhead our attack,” Flitcroft told Bury’s club website.

“He enjoys it here and he enjoys his football here and he will score goals for us.”

Flitcroft also hopes Nardiello will improve some of the clubs young strikers after he confirmed that the forward will be working with the club’s academy.

“He will pass on that knowledge and that’s important for us as a club, he’s a big part of where we want to go.”

Nardiello was thrilled to join the club on a permanent deal and was glad that he could finally add some security to his career after being at nine different clubs in ten years.

The 31-year-old told Bury’s website: “This club looks like it is going places and it’s exciting being part of something special that is happening at this club.”

He will need to help move the Shakers away from the bottom of the table first and he has the perfect opportunity as they face fellow strugglers Wycombe at Gigg Lane tomorrow.

Gareth Ainsworth’s side have not won since December 21 and now find themselves only three points above the relegation zone.

Bury will also be buoyed by the fact that they beat the Choirboys 2-1 when the sides met at Adams Park in October.

However, Bury are lacking match practice as this will be their first competitive game since January 18 after they had two consecutive league games postponed due to waterlogged pitches.

Needless to say Bury’s groundsmen will be told to do all they can to make sure this fixture goes ahead so they can fight for those vital three points and move towards a safer league position.  

Image courtesy of Bury Football Club via YouTube, with thanks.

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