SHAKERS ARE THE LUCKIEST PLAYERS ALIVE, SAYS BOSS FLITCROFT
DAVID Flitcroft says his Bury colleagues are “the luckiest people alive” after the Shakers agreed to move into Manchester City’s old Carrington training ground.
Bury take occupation of their new surroundings today and have illustrious neighbours with Premier League giants Manchester United also based in Carrington.
And Flitcroft admitted his gratitude after a five-year lease was agreed with reigning Premier League champions City.
“The players appreciate it and they’re grateful for this opportunity,” he said. “We are the luckiest people alive.”
Bury leave a council-owned pitch at Lower Gigg and move into a complex that counts seven pitches, a gym, hydrotherapy pools, a steam room and performance analysis suites.
And the Shakers boss, 41, who is considering retaining some of the Citizens’ personalised features in a bid to inspire, is well aware of the success mapped from inside the walls of their new home.
“The way they won the title from this building is something that will go down in history,” Flitcroft added.
“I’m inspired by seeing some of the Manchester City images around the place. You can feel the professionalism that is running through the club.”