The Football League Paper - - LEAGUE ONE -

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.

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