Date: 17th December 2015 at 5:28pm
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Manager David Flitcroft has said he was pleased with the performance against Chesterfield in last weekend’s match.

In quotes carried by the Bury Times from his post game press conference interviews, Flicker said that he felt the team had shown both good character, but also the talent they have within the camp to take the one nil win.

The three points of course were secured by a second half strike from Danny Mayor, but arguably the margin of victory should’ve been larger having hit the woodwork three times in the opening half.

In any event the result leaves Bury one point and one place outside of the Play Off’s as we head ever nearer to the New Year.

‘Credit to the players. That took some character to play in those conditions. You don’t win anything with talent. You win things with character, and they showed that in abundance. I said to the players at half-time that I could feel they were frustrated. We hit the post three times in the first half and nearly got that goal. The game plan was to start hard and start fast, which we did. The tempo was fantastic. We just didn’t kill them off.’

Flitcroft went on to describe the opponents as a ‘wounded animal’ given the situation they find themselves in with a caretaker manager, and at half time he did wonder if our inability to take chances would’ve given them the impetus they needed to get a second win and gain confidence, so it was all about our approach to the second period and making sure we carried on in the same vein so they couldn’t get a head of steam up.

Eventually we got that breakthrough.

‘When you have got a top player like Danny Mayor on the pitch you always have an opportunity to score. He was positive, drove at them and produced a left-foot finish that was excellent.’

With a few changes to the starting line up for various reasons – including youth team striker Anthony Dudley who was recalled from his spell at Guiseley and featured on the bench – he went on to say.

‘Leon Clarke has an intercostal injury. He had a bang in the game at Rochdale. Huss-dog got a viral infection in the middle of the week. He was with the medical team and it was decided that it was too much of a challenge to play him. Chris Hussey is someone who does everything by the book. His diet’s incredible, his supplementation is fantastic and his body is an absolute machine. Chris Eagles pulled his groin in the game against Rochdale so it’s probably 10 days out for Chris.’

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