FLITCROFT RECRUITED WELL FOR TILT AT PROMOTION
BURY are going to be right up there in League One this season.
Before this weekend, they’d conceded more than anyone in the top six. But, going forward, they’ve always got goals in them.
Manager David Flitcroft likes to play attacking, flowing football and, defensively, it can take you longer to adjust. It’s left to the back four to hold the fort and it cantake time to get going and pick up clean sheets.
Leon Clarke is a fantastic League One striker and I’m surprised more clubs weren’t sniffing around Tom Pope in the summer. The front two they’ve got are as good as Sheffield United’s pairing of Billy Sharp and Conor Sammon.
Clarke is one player you look at and wonder if he could have done a little bit better in his career with the clear ability he’s got.
He started at Wolves, went to Sheffield Wednesday and QPR before arriving at Coventry via Swindon, Charlton and some loan spells. He scored goals at Coventry and got a good move back to Wolves. For some reason those returns don’t always work out.
Flitcroft’s summer signings have been first class and that’s why I’m so impressed.
Danny Pugh is an excellent midfielder and Peter Clarke is strong at the back.Flitcroft knows the way he wants to play and he’s brought in the players for that.