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I post on the actual thread but I wanted to document everything in one place, just to keep everyone with what's going on with my Bury side. I will post the post's that I've done thus far and put them in here also, I enjoy writing up about them and as I am currently a writer for Transfer Tavern online and I like to use this platform to improve my writing skills and just to enjoy the game again and try to make the forum great again.

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Bury Football club Announce Justice

It was September the 14th 2016, and it was stated that David Flitchcroft had decided to part ways with Bury to head upstairs into an executive role. Having had a fairly successful career at Bury with all the financial issues throughout the years. So with that the Manchester based club had to look for a manager with the credentials the take the club to the next level. The chairman set his sights on bringing in a young manager who also has a wealth of experience; that brought them to interview a various number of candidates. They narrowed it down to just the two which then led to the appointment of young 21-year-old English manager Nick Justice. The manager had been out of the game for a little while nearly 3 years in-fact. This however didn't stop the club from appointing the Essex born manager. When asked why he decided that Bury was his destination of choice to make his return; he simple said "My family are from here so its with a great amount of pleasure that I take on the task! I shall try and bring the success that a club like this deserves for all the hard work they have done during their time in the lower league and try my best to get them into the big time and push on to the Championship sooner rather than later. It will not be an easy task by any means with the finances with have in place at the club; we will however make it work the best we can. Here is to the future of this great club!"

On his arrival it saw an addition added straight to the club in the form of highly rated West Ham striker Ashley Fletcher, the 19-year-old striker has a wealth of experience in the division after his spell with Barnsley on-loan last term. It came as a surprise to many that West Ham United, allowed the striker to leave. But it's believed that he had not been a part of the plans of new boss Christian Alexandersson. So after spending time in discussions with the Swedish boss they hammered out a deal which saw him complete his £1.2 Million move back up north having come through the youth ranks at Manchester United. Justice had this to say on Fletcher's arrival to the club, " I'm delighted we were able to strike  a deal for Ashley(Fletcher), he is a great talent and will be an asset to the club. He was our number one target, although he cost a large proportion of our budget; he will pay back in goals what we spent and will be an invaluable asset to the club and the future here at Gigg Lane.

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The League One Play-Off winner at Barnsley, now a Bury player after £1.2 Million Switch

As well as Ashley Fletcher, it looks like the Gigg Lane side are set to announce the arrival of a number of other players look set to join on permanent deals with a scout recently being sent out to France by the new boss Nick Justice. But at the moment Justice remains coy on the situation, having said " Yeah, we have our options open with a number of young talents from across Europe and it is in fact true we have sent a scout  out to France to watch a number of players we are interested in, whether or not anything will come of the deals is still yet decided so I'd like to not name any names in particular just in case but Bury fans for sure there will be many additions over the coming days using the budget we have available to us."

Also on a non-permanent basis the club have managed to secure the loan signings of highly rated striking pair Marcus Rashford and Kelechi Iheanacho from fellow Manchester clubs, in Manchester City and Manchester United. The pair who are thought to be two of the very best up and coming strikers around the world have made the surprising loan moves to League One in order to secure first team football. We asked the boss what he had to say, " Yes we have secured the pair on-loan. Rashford will come in later today and Kelechi is already here and has looked very, very impressive thus far in training. We were absolutely thrilled when we managed to talk with the managers an explain how they will be able to progress playing week in week out. It comes in handy knowing people in high places sometimes! Overall very pleased with these loan signings and I feel that it will only help us improve and that they can form a deadly trio with Ashley Fletcher!"

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Deadly Manchester duo join Bury on season long loan deals from both sides of Manchester.

Lastly, Bury have also secured the loan of highly rated Southampton full-back Matt Targett, the 20-year-old joins for the season in order to play week in week out that he may well not get with the likes of Ryan Bertrand at St. Marry's. This will help improve an otherwise shaky defensive line at Gigg Lane last term. Justice outlined when he took over that his defence was a position that needed a lot of work and it looks like this is just the start of defensive arrivals at Bury. The last question we asked Justice was about the defensive frailties at the club, " Yes, you're very right we do need to improve our defence and that is why we have acted fast and brought in Matt on-loan from Southampton and we have also placed bids on a number of our targets in this area. We hope to bring in another 2 or 3 defenders in the next few days maybe even 4. We will keep you all up to date when the players arrive. Thanks for you time guys and taking your time to come and see me at my new club."

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Matt Targett is the 3rd and last loan signing at Bury, to help improve the defending at Gigg Lane

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Bury make movements in the Transfer Market

It has been a very busy 24 hours thus far in charge for new Bury Football Club manager Nick Justice; he's been sat at the fax machine and talking directly with agents to try a force through a number of transfers. So with that we are pleased to announce that the club have managed to bring in two new players as well as having held personal term talks with another two of their main targets this window. We also understand that the club are in advanced negotiations with about another 3 players! With that news, let's first unveil the two players who have already completed their moves to Gigg Lane. 

The first of the two is young winger Marcus Browne who has followed fellow Hammer Ashley Fletcher in joining the club on a permanent basis. The deal still undisclosed but we here understand it is thought to be within the region of around £150,000 for the young English player. Which in terms of the current climate of the transfer market is quite the bargain. The 18-year-old brings a wealth of experience of playing at West Ham United at an U-21 level and Bury boss Justice hopes he can replicate that form in the lower leagues and also help the club try to push on in a cup competition in order to further the finances at the club. We caught up with the boss and asked what he made of the deal and this is what the 21-year-old manager had to say, " Marcus(Browne) possess some of the best skill I have seen first hand whilst scouting the player at the London Stadium during their pre-season. He didn't seem out of place at all for a young lad. He will help to boost our quality in depth here and I'm more than certain that he will try his best to knock on the door of the first XI before too long. We looked at him today as he trained under the side for the first time this evening and he was rather impressive during the practice match and if he keeps it up it'll be hard to keep him out. Overall, we here feel that he is a great talent and will on progress here." So from that it's clear to see that Bury don't have any problems with getting their deals done and are vigorously scouting in order to improve their team the best way possible with the finances at the club.

 

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Marcus Browne completes Switch from the Irons, on a 5-year-deal (Fee: Undisclosed)

The second player to have already arrived at Gigg Lane is in the form of French  19-year-old midfielder Alex Mane, the talented youngster was one of the top on the list of the new boss. He had made an impressive start at French side EA Guingamp; that is what we believe sparked the Bury boss' interest in him. The player who was recommended from a scout at the club is believed to be one of a few who look set to leave France to head to the lovely cold nights of Manchester. It's hard to see why that wouldn't seem like a logical choice! With this move we also were lucky enough to catch up with the Bury boss, he had this to say..." Alex was a player we have watched closely along with a few other French players already since my arrival here and I promise he won't be the last French player to join us. We expect a few over the coming days having had bids accepted for some players as well as held advanced talks with others. We hope by bringing in a little influx it will help them all to settle into the club. Mane cost us a minimal £300k in an exchange deal so we felt it was right for us to let Tutte leave the club in the deal to help progress the deal and allow Tutte to further himself too seeing as he is coming to the end of his career. We hope that this is the type of player we will bring to the club with one eye also on the future of the club and making it sustainable on and off the pitch." Some more great words from the new man in town.

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Mane(pictured) in his first training session with Bury

The other transfer news coming out of Bury is that deals have been agreed and the players have both agreed personal terms as well as passed medicals are in the form of Goalkeeper Jerome Prior from Bordeaux a deal has been agreed with it understood that goalkeeper Ben Williams will head in the other direction with a small sum of money also a part of the deal. The other player thought to have passed a medical is young 18-year-old defender Ronael Gabriel-Pierre from AS Saint-Ettiene. When questioned about these two Justice had this to say, " Yes, we can in fact confirm that we have agreed a deal for the pair of them to come here to Gigg Lane! It was key that we signed a new Goalkeeper with conceding many in recent times being an issue and with Jerome we look to have a solid young goalkeeper and with Ronael we also bring in a solid defender who will be a great addition and at a young age can only progress his game whilst here."

It is still early days for the new man in town but he looks to have made an instant impact at the club and is already marking his territory by bringing in young and energetic players. We look forward to the years ahead at Gigg Lane and what could be a successful few years for the young English manager.

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BREAKING NEWS: Bury Sign Liverpool's Kevin Stewart

Today Bury Football Club are delighted to announce their latest signing is central-midfielder Kevin Stewart from Premier League side Liverpool. The deal is thought to have been in the region of around £1.4 million. The 23-year-old has been quite the break out star under former Liverpool boss Jugen Klopp but under new boss Ali Haider who recently switched Birmingham for the red side of Merseyside. When the Bury boss got in touch with the new man in charge at Anfield about the availability of the young English midfielder and he said he would be allowed to leave due to being surplus to requirements. Justice was quick to snap him up and offer him a contract but most of all the chance to play every week in order to improve his own game and to become a better player.

We caught up with the Bury boss on his latest addition, he had this to saw about Stewart We are delighted to have been able to hash out a deal and bring Kevin into the club. There is no denying the talent that this young man has; he will go straight into our first team plans and will hopefully have a great future here at Gigg Lane. At only 23-years-old he still has a large part of his career left and here he will be able to play week on week and progress his game that maybe would have been limited for him at Anfield. We are delighted we were able to negotiate a deal which suited both parties and got the deal across the line. We also aren't finished here. We are starting a journey which will hopefully have a happy ending like in any ?Disney film." Strong words from the Bury boss. We were also lucky enough to catch the player himself as he exited the ground after his medical earlier today, he had this to say to us...

" It's a great feeling to be here and be a part of the project that is going on here under the new gaffer. He reassured me that I would be a strong part of the side and was a key player in his plans for the future of this club. It was great to feel wanted by the club and that was one of the things that drew me closer to the deal initially. I'm delighted to be a Bury player and excited to get started ahead of this weekend's game." 

The player seems happy, the club are certainly happy! All round a deal that suites both parties and we are understanding from what Justice had to say earlier that this is just the start of the influx of new talent at Bury in what looks like being a bright future at Gigg Lane.

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Kevin Stewart is now a Bury player after his £1.4Million switch from Premier League side Liverpool earlier today

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A flurry of goals and Transfers down at Gigg Lane

It has been a very busy couple of days in the North of England and in particular down at Bury Football Club, with a flurry of transfers ahead of tonight's first league fixture where Bury entertained a strong Swindon Town side. We will get onto the game but before that let's talk about the last few days leading up to the big kick-off. After the arrival of Kevin Stewart from Liverpool the Shakers went straight back into the market bringing in an impressive five players with even more expected in the coming days. We caught up with Bury boss Nick Justice to talk all things Bury before the game tonight, "Yeah it's been a very busy couple of days here, a bit hectic in fact! Frantically checking my phone to hear back from clubs and agents about players and trying my best to get them here before the deadline for our game with Swindon Town which is one of the benchmark clubs for everyone in this division; being that they are one of the better clubs in League One. But with many if not most of our deals done before the deadline it was great for us. We prepared with some of the players training late on which isn't very practical but with professionals that we have been able to bring in, I was sure they would do the job in hand. We feel pretty confident going into the game but we know with the style and expectations of our opponents in Swindon it will be a tough ask. I won't give much away in terms of the team or formation but I feel we can match the line-up against us and we will give it us all!"

After talking about the preparations for the game against Swindon Town , we were able to also find out about the players that have joined the club. We here at Bury Football club have been very busy printing the new shirts and organizing all the necessaries for the deals to be done. But we believed in our new boss and that he would do his best to improve our squad here at Gigg Lane. So let's crack on with announcing the players..

Stephen Kingsley-  The first of the magic 5 is the addition of Scotland International Stephen Kingsley, who arrived from Premier League side Swansea City in a deal thought to be in the region of £1.5 Million. The 22-year-old who has had a couple of successful loan spells away from the Liberty Stadium felt it was the right time for him to move away on a permanent deal in order to improve and help push his International career. After the Bury boss got in touch with some of his well informed people in the business he knew that this is the type of player he wanted at Gigg Lane. The deal was struck with the Swansea boss after tough negotiations. But the player signed on the dotted line and is now a Bury player who looks set to play in the Swindon Town game. 

The Bury boss Nick Justice said this about the new boy, "Stephen was a player we had our eye on and we hoped to be able to organize a deal for him, so we are very delighted that we were able to get it done and get him across the line. He's got International experience which is a great asset to have and one of the many factors behind why we wanted to bring him to the club. We also feel we got ourselves a great deal in getting him here and he will only progress as a player."  Strong words from the man in charge who has high hopes for the Scotland International winger.

We also got the chance to talk to the Scottish player too, "It's great to get the deal done and there is for sure a great project going on here and one I was eager to join after speaking to the boss. I had a great time in Wales and it was sad to leave but I felt it was the right time in my career to move on in order to ensure I'm playing week on week to further myself. I cannot wait to take to the pitch for our game on Saturday night!" Some great excitement from our latest addition who looks set to make his debut this Saturday.

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Scotland International Stephen Kingsley completed his move from Swansea City to Bury 

Sebatien Lletget- The American 24-year-old has some unfinished business after his time with West Ham didn't go to plan and his first team chances were very limited. Lletget arrives with some unfinished business and will look to show what he has to offer, and hopefully make West Ham think maybe we should have given him a go in the first team more often. He has had an incredible time in Los Angeles with LA Galaxy. He has decided to swap the lush life of living in Los Angeles to make the switch to the lovely Bury in Manchester...why wouldn't you? With that we caught up with the Bury boss about this addition, "I'm delighted to bring Seb to the club, he has a great ability and at only 24-years-old he has still so much to offer us in terms of a career as we look set to make our rise up the football league ladder. His set piece ability was also a key factor; he knows where the net is and has the ability to take on players. Which was what we were looking for in our midfield so he was the perfect fit for us and we were the perfect fit for him to show the country what he is capable of." Some very strong words from the man in charge. He has high expectations which we for sure hope will be met by Lletget. 

We also managed to hear from the player himself after the move, " It is an honor to come back to England and try my best to show the British people what I am capable of, I'm looking forward to making my debut here and taking part in what is set to be a great challenge and a battle to make it right to the top, a great project and I was swayed after talking with the boss and the philosophies he has for the club. Cannot wait to get on the pitch now." We hope that he can help us to make it up the leagues! What a signing for the club and he should be sure to score a few for the club.

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American 24-year-old former Hammer Lletget joins Bury from LA Galaxy for around £800,000

 

Atinc Nukan- The Turkish International completed his switch from RB Leipzig after cutting his loan spell in his native Turkey with Besiktas in order to complete his move to us here at Bury. The 24-year-old had an impressive stint in Germany with 2.Bundesliga side RB Leipzig before getting his loan move to Besiktas. When he heard that a team in England were interested in him he was quick to get back to our boss Nick Justice. After speaking with the manager he was won over by the ambition of the club and was excited to make the move to England.The deal was in the region of £800,000 for the International player. We heard what Justice thought of his purchase, "Well this was a deal I was delighted to make happen, he has had a great career so far and I was amazed we managed to get him here but after the talks we had of the places that this club are hoping to go he was won over and we managed to agree a contract with him and I feel this is a great bit of business by the club."

The Turkish player had his words translated to speak with our club TV here but he was delighted to sign and had this to say, "It's a project that I'm very much looking forward to being a part of and cannot wait to get into my first game and make the fans happy."

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The Turkish International inaction for Besiktas before his move from RB Leipzig to Bury

Jack Harrison- The English born player headed out to the U.S in order to progress his career with New York City but has now returned to his native country to ply his trade with Bury a club not far from his birth place. The 19-year-old set the MLS alight after breaking onto the scene under Patrick Vieira. He played alongside Lampard and Pirlo and he is now set to play for Bury Football Club. At 19-years-old he is still very young and has a long career ahead of him and he looks quite the talent and will surely become a fan favorite down at Gigg Lane. The boss said this on the transfer, " This lad has some brilliant talent and I'm thrilled this deal was able to be done and we were able to convince the player this is the club for him to progress into a brilliant player and a world class player."

The English born star is delighted to be back at home in England and had this to say, "It's great to have the chance to come home to England and play my football and I very much so enjoyed my time under Vieira at NYFC but it was time to come back and prove myself in English football and I hope to do that here at Bury." The 19-year-old will have a bright career ahead of him in Bury and will progress well or so we hope!

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Former United boy Jack Harrison back in Manchester with Bury after switch from NYCFC

Giovanni Troupee- The Dutch 18-year-old defender is somewhat an unknown entity and will be a great addition to the side and will more than likely feature in the cup competitions for Bury this term after his move from FC Uterecht in his native Holland. He looks an exciting talent and will provide back-up for Matt Targett who is currently on-loan from Southampton, he will surely be a long term replacement at the club. Justice said this about the player, " He's one for the future here at the club and is a part of the bigger picture here at Bury and the project I am piecing together here and this shows our intent and he will be the first of many coming in with the future in mind!" It looks like it's going to be a positive future for the us here at Gigg Lane under Justice at Bury!

The players English is lacking but he had this to say, "I'm having a great feeling about this club and the future here and my future here and I cannot wait to play for this team under the boss." For sure one for our fans to look out for in the near future.

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Young Dutch defender Troupee in Bury switch from Utrecht in Holland. One for the future for sure!

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Now it is time for the first game under new boss Nick Justice, the 21-year-old took his first game in charge tonight against Swindon Town. His first game under the lights at Gigg Lane in the late kick-off, it felt like it could be a bench mark for the club coming up against one the better oppositions they will have to face. The stage was set on an overcast evening as the line-ups were announced,  this was how we lined up

Prior (GK)

Pierre-Gabriel (RB)--- Barnett(CB)---Nukan(CB)---Targett(LB)

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Llteget(RM)---Danns(CAM)---Kingsley(LM)

Rashford(ST)--Iheanacho(ST)

A strong starting XI from the Bury manager as he looked to get his first win under his belt in his first competitive game in charge. There were a number of debuts for the club and the fans were in attendance of 11,840 which is pretty much a sell out on the opening game. We'd firstly like to thank the Swindon fans who made the long trip to the game. Let's get onto the game...

 

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Gigg Lane(11,840)

K.O: 20:00

Scorers: Iheanacho (8,62), Danns (16,32), Murray(34), Lletget(46), Thomas(89)

First-Half:

Bury had the kick-off and got off to a brilliant start after taking an early lead through Manchester City loanee Kelechi Iheanacho after just 8 minutes into the game. It was a dominant first half from Bury as veteran Neil Danns doubled  the home sides advantage to make it 2-0 to Bury. The game went on and it was the Swindown Town Goalkeeper who was much busier of the two having to make a number of quality saves form shots by the deadly duo at Bury Football club. It wasn't long for the home side to further their lead to 3-0 when again Neil Danns struck from 15 yards out  to double his tally for the day. It was a tough end to the first half as Swindon pushed the home side and with ten minutes to go of the first half the visitors struck back to make it 3-1 with a goal from Murray. Despite the negative spell Bury pushed again and won a free-kick 25-yards from goal and new boySebastian Llteget, curled it aroudn the wall to find the top corner, what a way to announce yourself to the home faithful. It was the home side who go in with the smiles on their faces and a smile from the new boss on his first game

H/T: 4-1

Second-Half

The second half started similar to the end of the second as Bury didn't give up and continued to try and add to their impressive 4-1 lead and in the 62nd minute the Manchester City loanee Kelechi Iheanacho struck again to double his tally for the game and put him on two for the game. A great start to life at Bury for the Nigerian International. It was a dominant performance from the home side as they continued to trouble the Swindon goalkeeper. Shots from both the deadly duo couldn't beat the keeper. It wasn't until a minute before time when Thomas struck for the away side to make it 5-2, which was nothing more than a consolation at that point but gave the travelling fans somethign to cheer about. What a first game from the lads what a game and what a performance.

F/T: 5-2

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Brilliant double for Bury's Neill Danns in an impressive 5-2 victory over Swindon Town on opening day. Great start for new boss Justice and his new look side... It could be a great season for one of the leagues smallest clubs.

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Match-Day 2: Bury face tough test in Oldham

Bury made a great start to the season with an outstanding 5-2 victory over Swindon Town in the opening day fixture, but as known in the Football League games come thick and fast and tomorrow night The Shakers will make the short journey to rivals Oldham Athletic. Who themselves had a brilliant start with a 3-0 victory over Fleetwood Town. So with both teams finding it easy to hit the back of the net, we could be in for a real treat with this game. 

The game kicks-off at 20:00 at Boundary Park in Oldham on whats set to be a cloudy and cold night in the north of England. It will be the first meeting between Bury boss Nick Justice and Oldham's new manager Ashraf Chohan in what could be a great game of football between two of the leagues best starters from match day 1. We take a look at both sides today, with some facts about the two teams and the players you should be looking out for on both sides.

Let's start with the key players for Bury so far from match day 1 and how they will influence the game away from home. 

With a double from Kelechi Iheanacho and a double in assists for his partner in crime Marcus Rashford, It is hard to look past these two as the biggest danger men in the Bury set-up. Both joined on season long loans from their parent clubs in Manchester City and Manchester United; since their bursts onto the scene it has been a battle for who is better and who has what it takes to become the better player. In reality they are both set to become world beaters and at such a young age already producing some unbelievable ability and skill. The pair have so far created a lot of talking points after just match day 1 here at Gigg Lane after the pair formed a formidable partnership at the top end of the Bury line-up.

We hope that the deadly duo can pick up from where they left off in the first game and produce the goods again for the travelling Bury fans.

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The deadly duo of Rashford and Iheanacho set to continue to set League One alight! After brilliant performances in Match-Day 1 against Swindon Town

We now take a look at the key player from Oldham Athletic from their opening day victory over Fleetwood Town, this will be their second home game in a row and that's where you want to ensure you are picking up maximum points in this division. But their player of the round one of fixtures and one to watch out for is Northern Ireland International striker Billy McKay; The 27-year-old striker bagged himself a brace in the opener and will for sure try his best to cause issues for the Bury defence in this one. He will be a key thread on derby day at Boundary Park, that is for sure as he'll look to be the difference in the game. The new manager at Oldham is still yet to make any additions to his squad but we are sure the quality they already have will try their best to cause problems for us here at Bury during the derby match.

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Oldham's Billy McKay will look to be the hero for the home side in tomorrow night's derby day clash

So, with the players to watch from both sides already being mentioned let's look at some of the other elements ahead of the derby between Oldham Athletic and Bury Football Club. After match day one its Bury who sit just above their rivals on goal difference after scoring more goals than their opposition tomorrow night. With two goals for the trio they make up the top 3 goal scorers in the league in the shape of Bury's Neil Danns and Kelechi Iheanacho and Oldham's Billy McKay; so hopefully that'll mean it'll be a game for the neutral fan with as flurry of goals from both sides. In this derby day it'll be Oldham who may well have the slight edge with being the home side and having the backing of the home support. This could also be a factor in Bury's favor with a high level of fans expected to make the short trip to Oldham from Bury it could mount the pressure on the home side to perform. Either way It's sure to be a brilliant match between two of the best starters in League One thus far.

We have spoken to our manager here at Bury for (Bury:TV) here is what he had to say, " We made a great start to the season with the victory over Swindon Town and scoring 5 goals for our hard work. However we must go again this Monday it may only be a short break for our players but that's what life is like in the lower leagues the games come thick and fast and if you stop to think it can cost you. We know this is a big game early on in our season as we face rivals Oldham of whom also had a brilliant start. We will have to work hard away from home to try and continue our performance form match-day 1. Despite the fact it's a very short break between games it is very likely we will for this game maintain the starting XI from the opener but we may have to change come Wednesday's fixture with last seasons high flyers Wallsall. But we will think about that come 21:30 on Monday evening after our game with Oldham.  We had some outstanding performers in Rashford, Danns and Iheanacho in the first game and we here hope that they can continue that fine vein of quality going on from here. I spoke to Neil Danns when I arrived about the fact he will have to fight to remain here and so far he has done just that and what better way than to score twice! So he will for now stay with us and continue to fight hopefully. We will just go out there and do our best and what I know we are capable of and hopefully we will bring home all 3 points with us on the short journey home!"

Some strong words from the boss here at Bury ahead of their league meeting with our local rivals Oldham, let's hope for the fans we can bring home all 3 points and go on from there in the league and be successful!

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Bury Sign 2 more as signings continue at Gigg Lane

It was another busy 24 hours after their opening game with Swindon Town, they may have won the game 5-2 but that didn't stop the Northerners from adding in another 2 players to their squad with a couple more still expected in the forthcoming day hopefully for the club. We were able to catch up with the Bury boss about his signings and what he is expecting from them, " We are delighted to bring in another two young French talents from Ligue 1, we have a great scout out there at the moment who has provided us with some brilliant young talent so far and hopefully they will continue to do so. The players we have brought in are goalkeeper Anthony Maisonnial from Saint-Etienne who will help provide back-up for our No.1 Prior as well as push him. We also brought in young striker Odsonne Edouard from Paris Saint-Germain after he cut his loan at Toulouse short to join us. We are delighted with these additions and we hope a few more will join us in the coming days. We have managed to spread our £7.2 million budget well thus far bringing in 16 players including loans." The Shakers have been very busy thus far this window and they look set to continue that vein of form over the next coming days before we conclude our signings and have our side ready to compete in League One this term.

Anthony Maisonnial- The 18-year-old French goalkeeper joins the squad in order to provide solid back up for goalkeeper Jerome Prior who arrived earlier on in the window from Bordeaux. The two french goalkeepers who are both still so young will hopefully forge a relationship and rivalry in order to further themselves here at Bury. The gaffer had this to say, " It's great that we have been able to bring in two talented lads to fill the positions of number 1 and 2 in terms of goalkeeping options. We are delighted they both chose us here at Bury and that are willing to come here and learn new things and become better goalkeepers. We currently know our number 1 but it's not to say our number 2 won't be given the chance to push for the elusive first choice slot at the club." 

We also had the chance to speak with the player himself, the young Frenchman had this to say on his move from his boyhood club, " I'm delighted to come here and prove myself in England and I hope I can try my best to push Jerome for the number 1 spot. He too is a cracking goalkeeper and I am looking forward to working with him and the goalkeeper coach here and getting started." 

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The new no.2 at Bury is young French Goalkeeper Maisonnial of Saint-Ettiene

Odsonne Edouard- The highly regarded French striker joins the Shakers from French Champions Paris Saint-Germain after cutting his loan spell at Toulouse short in order to join League One Bury. With Ashley Fletcher already at the club as well as loanee's Marcus Rashford and Kelechi Iheanacho; It gives the Shakers as great selection of forward options and will hopefully be sustainable for the future with them all being of such a young age. The competition for a place in the starting XI will hopefully motivate the strikers to push eahc other to their very best which will only be a great thing for us here at Bury Football Club. We asked the boss his thoughts on his latest addition, " He is a kid who has unbelievable talent and has the potential to increase his game here at Bury and he is very excited about having the chance to play first team football.  We are delighted he chose to cut his loan at Toulouse short in order to come here and prove himself in England."

When we asked the player what attracted him to Bury he has this to say, "The prospect of coming to England one day was a big yes for me in my career, I always knew that this is the country I wanted to come and play. I'm excited about working with the new boss and also the other players here. With there being a number of my fellow countryman it'll make it easier to settle and I cannot wait to get out on the pitch and show the fans what I can do here at Bury."

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PSG youngster joins Bury on a long term deal after cutting short his time on-loan in Toulouse.

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Bury Sign 2 more as signings continue at Gigg Lane

It was another busy 24 hours after their opening game with Swindon Town, they may have won the game 5-2 but that didn't stop the Northerners from adding in another 2 players to their squad with a couple more still expected in the forthcoming day hopefully for the club. We were able to catch up with the Bury boss about his signings and what he is expecting from them, " We are delighted to bring in another two young French talents from Ligue 1, we have a great scout out there at the moment who has provided us with some brilliant young talent so far and hopefully they will continue to do so. The players we have brought in are goalkeeper Anthony Maisonnial from Saint-Etienne who will help provide back-up for our No.1 Prior as well as push him. We also brought in young striker Odsonne Edouard from Paris Saint-Germain after he cut his loan at Toulouse short to join us. We are delighted with these additions and we hope a few more will join us in the coming days. We have managed to spread our £7.2 million budget well thus far bringing in 16 players including loans." The Shakers have been very busy thus far this window and they look set to continue that vein of form over the next coming days before we conclude our signings and have our side ready to compete in League One this term.

Anthony Maisonnial- The 18-year-old French goalkeeper joins the squad in order to provide solid back up for goalkeeper Jerome Prior who arrived earlier on in the window from Bordeaux. The two french goalkeepers who are both still so young will hopefully forge a relationship and rivalry in order to further themselves here at Bury. The gaffer had this to say, " It's great that we have been able to bring in two talented lads to fill the positions of number 1 and 2 in terms of goalkeeping options. We are delighted they both chose us here at Bury and that are willing to come here and learn new things and become better goalkeepers. We currently know our number 1 but it's not to say our number 2 won't be given the chance to push for the elusive first choice slot at the club." 

We also had the chance to speak with the player himself, the young Frenchman had this to say on his move from his boyhood club, " I'm delighted to come here and prove myself in England and I hope I can try my best to push Jerome for the number 1 spot. He too is a cracking goalkeeper and I am looking forward to working with him and the goalkeeper coach here and getting started." 

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The new no.2 at Bury is young French Goalkeeper Maisonnial of Saint-Ettiene

Odsonne Edouard- The highly regarded French striker joins the Shakers from French Champions Paris Saint-Germain after cutting his loan spell at Toulouse short in order to join League One Bury. With Ashley Fletcher already at the club as well as loanee's Marcus Rashford and Kelechi Iheanacho; It gives the Shakers as great selection of forward options and will hopefully be sustainable for the future with them all being of such a young age. The competition for a place in the starting XI will hopefully motivate the strikers to push eahc other to their very best which will only be a great thing for us here at Bury Football Club. We asked the boss his thoughts on his latest addition, " He is a kid who has unbelievable talent and has the potential to increase his game here at Bury and he is very excited about having the chance to play first team football.  We are delighted he chose to cut his loan at Toulouse short in order to come here and prove himself in England."

When we asked the player what attracted him to Bury he has this to say, "The prospect of coming to England one day was a big yes for me in my career, I always knew that this is the country I wanted to come and play. I'm excited about working with the new boss and also the other players here. With there being a number of my fellow countryman it'll make it easier to settle and I cannot wait to get out on the pitch and show the fans what I can do here at Bury."

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PSG youngster joins Bury on a long term deal after cutting short his time on-loan in Toulouse.

Better watch out or I'll be giving this French scout of yours an offer he can't refuse and he'll be making a move to The Britannia!;) Another quality piece mate, done well to be very sparing and smart with your budget as well, really brought new life to that Bury squad.

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Better watch out or I'll be giving this French scout of yours an offer he can't refuse and he'll be making a move to The Britannia!;) Another quality piece mate, done well to be very sparing and smart with your budget as well, really brought new life to that Bury squad.

Cheers bro, and no chance he is happy at Gigg Lane he gets a free pie at half time haha!

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Ten man Bury come from behind to draw derby with Oldham

It was derby day in League One as Oldham Athletic played host to Bury, the whole town of Bury was buzzing for the short trip for the Monday night game. Just two days after their first games of the season in which both sides manged to get comfortable wins; so this had all the makings of a world class match-up. Before the game we spoke to Bury manager and captain at a press conference earlier today ahead of the game. The boss had this to say, " I'm excited for my first derby game of the season and everything that comes with it! We have had a great start in match-day one and we want to carry that on tonight. We know that Oldham were like ourselves very busy in the last couple of days leading up to the game to improve our squads. We have to atleast try to get the draw or win as it's about pride going into our home derby with them later on in the season." We also caught up with captain Neil Danns who had this to say prior to today's game, "It's a big game for the club and the new lads here will get to witness what its like to play in a lower league derby game and more importantly it is important that will continue from our first game and push on and try to get some more points on the board and not get complacent after our victory on the opening day." 

So having heard from the gaffer and the club captain Neil Danns, we can sense that the importance of the game has been drilled into the players and that we feel it is important to continue and push on from our first game victory over Swindon Town. With that let's take a look at how it all unfolded in tonight's game at Boundary Park

 

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Boundary Park(10,638)

K.O: 20:00

Scorers: Barnett (29), Kucharczyk(PEN 33), Rabiu(68), Kinglsey(83)

Sent Off: Marcus Rashford (82)

First-Half:

It's a sell-out crowd here at Boundary Park for this Monday night fixture between two of the high flying sides from match-day one. There was sense of optimism from both sets of fans going into the game, so it was Oldham who got us underway. It was an end-to-end game with both goalkeepers keeping both sides in the game with Jerome Prior keeping the away side in the game. It was the visitors who took the lead when Center-back Leon Barnett jumped the highest to win a header from an in swinging corner and puts Bury 1-0 up. It wasn't too long after when Oldham played some nice football and drew the foul which led to a penalty kick and it was well taken from Polish striker Kucharczyk... a difficult one for the commentator. It was like the start very end-to-end up till the first half whistle. Honors even at the interval.

H/T: 1-1

Second-Half

The second half started similar to the end of the second as it was very end-to-end and both keepers keeping the game level at 1-1. Then there was a spell when Oldham took control of the game, playing some good one touch football and that was when the home side took the lead to make it 2-1 when Ghanian International Rabiu struck for Oldham to give the home side the advantage in the derby. Oldham continued to press and put pressure on the defence of Bury. Bury brought themselves back into the game with some nice football of their own. The visitors were starting to shine when they struck the equalizer with 8 minutes to go through Scottish midfielder Stephen Kingsley from long range. Moments later an altercation with another player saw young Marcus Rashford shown a straight red card. The young player who has some amazing talent will be a big miss for the next 3 games for Bury but he will learn at such a young age there is plenty of time to learn. Honors even in the first derby for Bury and Oldham.

F/T: 2-2

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Honors even in the derby match between Bury and Oldham as the score ends 2-2 despite Bury finishing the game with 10-men after Rashford see's red.

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Goalkeeper Prior inspires Bury to 2-1 Win Away at Walsall

It was just two days after a 2-2 draw in the derby with Oldham that Bury had to go again with another away trip this time a bit further with a trip to Walsall. After a brilliant start the club wanted to continue that with another tough game away from Gigg Lane and the Shakers only had 2 days between games from the first to now so it's for sure a quick turn around. Before the game we caught up with boss Nick Justice  " I'm excited to go agan tonight it's obviously a quick turn around but games come quick and fast here in the Football League and it'll be that way till we maybe exit it eventually. We have had a great start in match-day one and two and we want to carry that on tonight. We know that Walsall have done a lot to improve their squad and the amangewr has done a great job thus far. We have also brought in another player just before the game and that is center-back Peet Bejin who is a quality young Dutch defender. So we are delighted to strengthen even more since the Oldham draw. We felt we needed another Center-Back after Barnett decided to leave the club and this young lad was the perfect fit. " We also caught up with striker Ashley Fletcher  who was set to make his debut in the absence of Marcus Rashford who got a red-card against Oldham had this to say prior to today's game, "I cannot wait to get on the field, I have been training hard and I'm glad that the gaffer has decided to give me the chance. It's a shame that Marcus has been suspended and it is of course a big loss for us but I hope I can help to fill the void he has left and make the position my own against Walsall. Hopefully I can make it a tough decision for him the future as for who to play." 

So having heard from the gaffer and set to be deubtant Ashley Fletcher, we can sense that theteam want to keep progressing after their positive start. Before  we get to the game in question we also had the chance to speak with new boy Peet Bijen. Here at thoughts of both manager and player after the move.

PEET BIJEN- The 21-year-old center-back completed his move late yesterday from Dutch club FC Twente on a 3-year-deal and is set for a bright future at the club as he looks to slot straight into the gap that was left by the departure on Leon Barnett on the same day, so its a like for like swap in terms of positions but we here feel that the new boy has much more potential to progress under Justice and will strive with playing on a  weekly basis. Here is what Justice has to day, " He is a brilliant talent recommended to the club by our head scout here at Bury  and we went with what he believed and we are very happy to have brought him to the club and believe he has a great future here."

We also caught up with the player who had this to say, "It's a great club and country to come and play in and I cannot wait to get started under the new boss. The club has expressed their desire to progress and that impressed me and helped to convince me that this was the right place to improve my game and progress as a player and I cannot wait to get out on the pitch and return the favor for the belief the manager here has given me in bringing me here."

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Peet Bijen now a Bury player after Undisclosed move from FC Twente in Holland's top division, is set to make his debut against Walsall

Now having heard about the new boy, let's go ahead to the game that took place tonight in Walsall as they hosted a Bury side looking to continue their fine vein of form thus far...

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K.O: 20:00

Scorers: Fletcher (17)Llteget (61), Espinoza(83)

First-Half:

It's quite an empty stadium here at Banks's Stadium due to the long trip on a Wednesday night but the fans are still in full support for both sides!.The game got off to what looked to be a flying start for home side when in just the 2nd minute it appeared that Walsall had taken the lead through Espinoza, as the Argentine and former Villarreal star ran off celebrating only to see that the linesman had his flag raised! Offside a let of for the travelling Bury. Back under way from the free-kick. It was a spell after that where if it wasn't for Bury goalkeeper Jerome Prior it would easily of been 2 or even 3 nil to the home side. However a tad against the run of play an excellent pass fromKelechi Iheanacho saw debutante striker Ashley Fletcher latch onto in and smash it home to give the visitors the lead in the 17th minute. The rest of  the half was end-to-end stuff with both sides going close and again a number of very good saves from Bury's French goalkeeper kept them in the lead heading into the interval.

H/T: 0-1

Second-Half

The second half started well for Bury with a spell of dominance and they could of taken the lead but for a good save from the Walsall goalkeeper. In about the 55th minute a spell of dominance from the home side saw a good chance not taken after a brilliant save from the travelling sides goalkeeper. Still 1-0, it was a foul of a Bury that led to a free-kick 25 yards out and stepping up to hit it after his impressive free-kick against Swindon on the opening day, American midfielder Sebastian Llteget and what a strike it was curled right round the wall and nothing the keeper could do! What a goal from the former Hammer; 2-0 to the visitors with just under half an hour to go. It was then over to the home side to find a reply and they bombarded the goal but for a resilient Prior it could of been a different score line. The young keeper was eventually beaten when Espinoza got his goal in the 83rd minute; it was relevant at the time but in the end wasn't enough as Bury ran out 2-1 winners. But at a cost as in the final minutes a clash of heads let to Kelechi Iheanacho being stretchered off the pitch and it doesn't look good and with Rashford already suspended it could be a worrying sign for Bury.

F/T: 1-2

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Man of the match Prior was in inspiring form as Bury came out on top away from home against a strong Walsall side. What a game from the 21-year-old..yet again!

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Bury continue to add to their squad depth as we look ahead to their next game with Crewe

Its been a busy week or so at Bury since the arrival of new gaffer Nick Justice and the boss has continue to keep busy in the last two days since their victory over Walsall adding in another THREE players since match-day 3. The latest players to arrive are Canadian center-back Jackson Farmer, former Manchester City youth and Belgian U-21 Mathias Bossaerts from KV Oostende in Belgium and lastly Right-back and Toulouse youth prodigy Kelvin Amian Adou. Another 3 players who may well not be household names to many in the footballing world but the scouts have been very active since Justice's arrival and he has been keen to pick up players he know will improve over time at the club to make it more sustainable. 

We caught up with the Bury gaffer who had this to say on his latest additions, "We knew that we needed to strengthen our options in defence in order to have replacements should we get injuries or for cup matches as we keep on eye on having at least one half decent cup run that would benefit us financially. So with that these boys I have brought in I know can do a job whether called upon for the first team or for our cup side. They are all very eager to get started here and get involved with the club on the pitch. After having a busy schedule it is nice to be able to improve our depth a bit and we've managed to do that. We could well see a couple of these feature this Saturday due to fitness among our other players being a little bit on an issue due to the tight schedule in the football league."

We have been able to hear from the boss quite regularly here at Bury and its been great to keep a good relationship with those around the country to know whats been going on here at Gigg Lane in what looks to be a bright future ahead with a number of talented young players arriving under the new boss. These 3 are no different so let's hear from them now and get to know them a little...

Jackson Farmer- The 21-year-old Canadian central-defender was a regular in the second team at Vancouver Whitecaps, right till the near the end of the MLS season when he featured a number of times for the first team and impressed well and has even featured for his country at the highest level. The youngster has a lot of potential to increase his ability at Bury and was very excited about his arrival, he had this to say on his move and leaving home in Canada to come to the United Kingdom, "It was a great chance to come and play in England and one you might only get the chance to say yes to once so I knew it was a move I had to make in order to progress in my career as a  Soccer player sorry Football player here in England and with Bury in particular. When the manager spoke to me about his plans I was immediately very excited to come to this club  and make the move in order to progress as a player and I hope that I am able to push the first XI and get a spot in the starting line-up!"  

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Canadian International and former Whitecaps player now at Gigg Lane with bury after switch.

Mathias Bossaerts- The former Manchester City youngster returns to England and Manchester but this time with Bury the 20-year-old has some unfinished business in England and looks set to rectify his status as a good young player in England by starting in League One and with Bury hopefully progressing up the leagues. He was delighted to have the chance to come back to England at still only 20-year-old and prove himself; he had this to say on his move, "Its great to come back to Manchester and England as I can put right what could of been at City but as I always say no point dwelling on the past and it is much better to look to the future and I believe that here at Bury my future will be bright as I want to prove to myself if no-one else that I can in fact make it in the English game. It was great to get the call from the gaffer and I was excited by all his ideas and I cannot wait to get onto the pitch."

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Bossaerts(Left) is now a Bury player after his move back to the English game from Belgium.

Kelvin Amian-Adou- The youngest of the three latest additions at the age of only 18, the young French defender comes with a wealth of experience at youth level at Toulouse. Not only that he had recently broke into the first team and joins the list of French players to make their way to Bury this window so far. He will feel right at home playing alongside five other French players. He had this to say on his move to Bury, "It is great to have a club in England come after you and when that offer comes its hard to say no! It was tough to leave home at a young age and come to a foreign country, however I knew that this was a move I am ready for and I hope to improve here and progress my game at still a very young age I have a lot to learn that I feel I can learn here in England and at Bury Football Club."

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18-year-old Toulouse defender Amian-Adou is now a Bury player after making the move in an undisclosed deal

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Now that the deals have been discussed let's turn our attention to the upcoming league meeting between Bury and Crewe as Bury again play away from home for the third league game in a row. With an impressive start to the campaign with 7 points from their first 3 games the Shakers will look to maintain their unbeaten record and hope for yet another victory. Its been a quick turn around in terms of games thus far for Bury so it may well mean a changed side for them. With that lets take a look at the game that is to take place...

MATCH-DAY 4: LEAGUE ONE

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Alexandra Stadium(10,153)

K.O: 20:00

This Saturday see's Bury visit Crewe Alexandra in Match-day 4, as the Shakers look to make it four games unbeaten after an impressive start to the campaign. The quick turn around of games could see a few changes to the Bury team that we have seen previously under Justice due to fitness issues with the players who has been playing thus far this term. The home side are currently in a bit of a sticky situation manager wise with it expected the manager will be removed by the league authorities however it may a tough on for the players it will give them an extra drive to perhaps show any potential manager what they are made of. The home side have 1 point from their opening 3 matches with a draw last time out against Shrewsbury.

With the changes expected to take place, we will take a look into the players who are potentially going to line-up against Crewe this Saturday, with minimal changes due to injuries, suspensions and fitness issues...

 Prior(GK)

Troupee(RB) Bijen(CB) Farmer(CB) Targett(LB)

Stewart(CDM)

Llteget(RM)                                   Kingsley(LM)

Harrison(CAM)

Fletcher(ST)  Edouard(ST)

 

So with the injured Kelechi Iheanacho and Suspended Marcus Rashford, we will still Wednesday nights goalscorer Ashley Fletcher  and Odsonne Edouard partnered together for the first time this season giving them a chance to prove that even when the other players return that they should be given the chance to play! A lot to give hopefully will mean goals for Bury. The other expected changes come in the form of Center-Back Jackson Farmer who only arrived yesterday from Vancouver Whitecaps replacing Turkish International Antic Nukan who seems to be having a few fitness issues after featuring in all 3 games thus far for Bury. The 4th and final change expected to take place is club captain Neil Danns being replaced by young Jack Harrison the former United youngster is set to make his Bury debut after his arrival last week from New York City FC. The 19-year-old will come in place of the experienced captain who is set to be rested for the next game due to fitness woes. 

So with that in mind, we will now take a look at the players to watch...

Crewe Alexandra- Alex Kiwomya

The young Chelsea winger on a season long-loan at Crewe Alexandra has been impressive in his first 3 games and is setting League One alight with his skills and trickery. It is thought that the player is one of the radar of Bury should he ever become available by his parent club Chelsea. Watch out for the pace and skill of this young lad he will bring his all to the Bury defence and try his best to score when possible.

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Alex Kiwomya one to watch on-loan at Crewe this season and could pose a threat to the Bury defence

Bury Football Club- Sebastian Llteget

The American has made a very big impact since his arrival from LA Galaxy in the start of the gaffers tenure here at Bury Football Club. The 24-year-old has been in fine form scoring two world class free-kicks in his last 3 games for Bury as well as providing an assist along the way. He's been very impressive since his return to English football and looks well worth the £800,000 paid for him by the club. If Bury win a free-kick in an exciting position be sure to watch out for the American as he has a beauty of a shot from a dead ball situation.

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24-year-old American midfielder Sebastian Llteget has been impressive since his arrival to Bury from LA Galaxy.

Should be in for a good game this Saturday be sure to look out for more come Saturday evening...

 

 

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Bury draw with Crewe Alexandra as they maintain their unbeaten start to their league campaign

 

MATCH-DAY 4: LEAGUE ONE

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Alexandra Stadium(10,153)

K.O: 20:00

Scorers: Haber(67)Stewart(68), Jones (78 PEN), Kingsley(83)

First Half:

It was a full house here at Alexandra stadium ahead of kick-off between high flying Bury and a side who are finding it hard to continue their form consistently in Crewe Alexandra. So it was expected to be a very open match between the sides and with a number of changes from the visitors many expected a tougher match than in the previous three games and it was to appear that, that would be the way it was to be as Crewe made a brilliant start and had their best effort saved by the very reliable French 21-year-old goalkeeper Jerome Prior in the Bury net. It wad then Bury's chance to have a go at goal themselves when debutante Odsonne Edouard had his impressive effort saved at the far post by the Crewe goalkeeper Garratt. It was a very end-to-end first half as both goalkeepers were kept busy by it was down to them that the first half was to end goal-less.

H/T: 0-0

Second Half:

The second-half started just as the first half ended a very end-to-end game from both sides with both teams coming close to breaking the deadlock. It was just after the 66th minute when the home side had a brilliant spell of possession that led to a simple finish for their striker Haber, to give the home side the lead and set them on their way. But as the old saying goes you are most vulnerable when you've just scored! That very thing happened as the resulting kick-off from the opener lead  to Bury breaking through the team and getting a goal themselves to equalize with Kevin Stewart netting his first goal for the club since his arrival earlier on in the window from Liverpool for an Undisclosed fee. The scores were level for a while with some more great play from Crewe as they pressed the defence and it paid off for them as a silly foul say the referee blow his whistle and give the home side a penalty. Crewe midfielder James Jones stepped up and took the responsibility well and slotted home to make it 2-1 to the home side. Despite an onslaught of chances from the travelling Bury they couldn't find their way through the goalkeeper...That was up till the 83rd minute with just 7 minutes left Scotland International midfielder Stephen Kingsley struck a brilliant effort straight into the top corner to equalize for the away team and set the travelling fans into eruptions. It was a tense last 5 minutes as both teams tried their luck; but they both had to settle with taking away a point from the game as it ended all square at 2-2 on this occasion.

F/T:2-2

An eventful second half saw 4 goals scored and points separated  between the two as it ended all square at 2-2 and it also meant that the away side Bury were able to maintain their unbeaten record in League competitions. After the game we spoke with Bury boss Nick Justice, who had this to say on his teams performance, "After being unfortunate with injuries and suspensions as well as players lacking match fitness; I feel really happy that we were able to get a point in this game. We had to make a number of changes and we saw some of our younger players be given a chance to play for the first time together and I feel it worked really well in the game and I'm really happy that we are still unbeaten and I hope that it continues against Gillingham next up. We were brilliant today and we can now have one eye concentrated on the game ahead on Wednesday as we look to go again. I was very happy with Kinglsey's performance tonight, in the absence of our club captain Neil Danns due to fitness. We feel the Scottish midfielder Kinglsey took on the responsibility of taking the lead really well and with ease...I was very pleased with that. Overall a nice team performance with a well earned point away from home."

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A brilliant performance and goal saw the gaffer well impressed with his stand in Captain Stephen Kingsley after draw with Crewe Alexandra in match-day 4

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Learning curve as Bury are smashed 4-0 by Gillingham at Gigg Lane on Monday night

 

MATCH-DAY 5: LEAGUE ONE

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Gigg Lane(11,840)

K.O: 20:00

Scorers:Bradshaw (29,50,86), Agbo(61)

First Half:

It was a full house as Bury looked to try and continue their fine vein of form against a very strong and in-form Gillingham side. It was a packed out stadium at Gigg Lane, with another game just two days away there were a number of changes for the home side due to fitness issues and with Marcus Rashford still suspended and Kelechi Iheanacho injured as well as Sebastian Lletget and Kevin Stewart also ruled out against a strong side it always looked like a miss match. It was in the 29th minute when the visitors took the lead through Tom Bradshaw. The make shift Bury side looked out their depth in this game with an onslaught in the first half but the goalkeeper in Bury's net kept them in the game. We went into half time at only 0-1 to the Visiting side...Could of been more...

H/T: 0-1

Second Half:

The second-half started just as the first half ended a very much in the favor of the away side; they had more of the ball before a second of the game for striker Tom Bradshaw -who was now on a hat-trick. This was looking more and more like a dismal day at the office for everyone involved at Bury and it only got worse when Nigerian Uche Agbo struck in he 61st-minute to further the visitors lead to 3-0 it was surely no way back for the home side now? After such a great start to the season. Bury's fate was sealed off when Tom Bradshaw completed his hat-trick to ensure a well earned victory for the travelling side.

F/T:0-4

A bit of a shocker from the home side after a great start to the season...We spoke to a deflated Nick Justice after the game who had this to say , " It was a bad day at the office but we had to make a number of changes due to fitness and injury issues but that is no excuse we should be equipped enough throughout the team to try our best to compete in this division. We take this all on board ahead of our next game, another tough one in the form of Coventry City; we cannot dwell on today's result and with Marcus Rashford back from suspension we hope to have him in the side after Fletcher picked up a knock in today's game we expect him back in a week or so for training. We will lose games its the nature of the game and with a close compact schedule injuries will also occur, we must pick ourselves up and dust ourselves off and go again. "

Some strong words from the boss as the club face a very strong Coventry City side tomorrow night, a day prior to the gaffers birthday, so lets hope we get the win for him! Come on the Shakers!

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Tom Bradshaw(Right) had an incredible match as his hat-trick helped his Gillingham side to a 4-0 victory over Bury at Gigg Lane

 

 

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Bury suffer second defeat in a row at the hands of League One favorites Coventry City

MATCH-DAY 6: LEAGUE ONE

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Gigg Lane(11,840)

K.O: 20:00

Scorers:Romero(6), Cani(16), Simons(41 PEN)

 

First Half:

It was a full house as Bury once again as they tried to regain their previous form against the strongest side in the league Coventry City. The travelling side had a number of International players from Darijo Srna to Maroune Chamakh so it is going to be tough one for the home side. Coventry had kick-off and straight from the off to visitors dominated proceedings. It only took 6 minutes before they found themselves ahead through Max Romero, the youngster slotted home after a good save from the Bury Goalkeeper. The onslaught of chances continued for the visiting side when they scored yet again just 10 minutes later through former Villarreal midfielder Cani. 0-2 to Coventry, unless something changes quickly for the home side they could be in for an embarrassing score line. It seemed to pick up a bit for the home side but it went from bad to worse for the home team as in the 40th minute a penalty was awarded to Coventry. Former PSV and Belgian midfielder Simons stpeped up and slotted home to make it 0-3. That was how the first half was to end.

H/T: 0-3

Second Half:

The second-half started just as the first half ended a very much in the favor of the away side; they had more of the ball through out the second half and continued to dominate the game and it looked like men against boys in this game and if it wasn't for the out-stretched arm of Prior in the Bury goal it could have been 4 just after half time. It continued that way all the way up till the 90th minute and despite not scoring a goal in the second half it was all wrapped up in first half proceedings. Bury must dust themselves off and go again this Saturday.

F/T:0-3

Another poor game for the Shakers at home but against another strong opponent for the mighty Bury. We caught up with the gaffer after the game, "The result reflected the way the game went, we ere dominated from minute 1 to minute 90 by a much stronger side. Some teams in this division are much better off financially than others and that showed today with the caliber of player Coventry had on display. We know sometimes results will go this way and we must just keep going and not give up on our dreams as a club to try and push the bigger clubs. We will welcome back Rashford and Iheanacho for the next game which is great as we need some goals, as we have been lacking since they have been missing from the team. We know we must go again with a big game this Saturday against Doncaster Rovers. We need to get back to winning ways and push on."

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Coventry hammer Bury 3-0, and they could have had more with players they ha don display on their teamsheet

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Bury back with a bang, as they hammer Doncaster 4-0

 

MATCH-DAY 7: LEAGUE ONE

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Keepmoat Stadium(15,231)

K.O: 20:00

Scorers: Iheanacho(5,86), Rashford(42,54)

 

First Half:

It was a full house as Bury traveled to Doncaster Rovers' Keepmoat Stadium, the Shakers were looking to improve their dismal run of form after the last two heavy defeats at home. The game got underway and the atmosphere was electric as the return to the first team for a number of the Bury players; it wasn't long after the start of the game when the visitors took an early lead through returning striker Kelechi Iheanacho the Nigerian slotted home a tidy finish after a two week stint on the sidelines. What a return to action for the 19-year-old. This was the Bury we'd seen in the opening 4 fixtures in this game, dominant through out and playing some lovely pass and move football. It was just before the interval that we saw our second goal of the game and it was again the visitors causing all the problems for the home side and doubling their lead with a goal from Manchester United loanee Marcus Rashford, the partnership back together for the first time in 3 games is really starting to make the difference for Bury.Half time whistle goes...

H/T: 0-2

Second Half:

The second-half started just as the first half ended a very much in the favor of the away side Bury; they had more of the ball through out the second half and continued to dominate the game and it didn't take long for the ball to hit the back on the net again and it was a double for Marcus Rashford the 19-year-old what a start to proceeding in the second half as Bury find themselves 3 to the good. It was a dominant display from the visitors here in Doncaster. The Bury side looks a shadow of the side that had conceded 7 goals in the past two games. The victory was sealed with a fourth goal with Kelechi Iheanacho getting himself a brace also. What a partnership these two look to forge here on-loan this season. Final whistle goes.

F/T:0-4

A great turn around from the Shakers after two awful displays in their past two games, hopefully this is a sign of things to come when all of our best players are fit here at Bury, the gaffer seemed to think and hope the same. Here is what Justice has to say after the game , "We played the way we knew we could here today! Its great to get that winning feeling back here, the lads prepared for this game and knew it was vital we got bakc on the right path and didn't continue on the downward spiral it appeared we were seemingly on. It was great to welcome Rashford and Iheanacho back tonight and it really made the difference in this game, we are delighted to have them here with us this season and we really do hope they can continue this way throughout the rest of the season. We have a cup game this Monday against Fleetwood and for sure there will be at least 10 changes from today's squad in order to maintain fitness as we look to focus more on the league fixtures, although a cup run would be financially good for the club ."

 

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The deadly duo back in action tonight and grabbed themselves a brace each! As Bury thump Doncaster 4-0

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Bury's young reserves win in English Championship Cup Round 1

 

CUP-ROUND 1: LEAGUE CUP

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PENS: 5-3

Gigg Lane(11,840)

K.O: 20:00

Scorers: Dempsey(39), Edouard(72)

Bury young line up:

Prior(78)

Pierre-Gabriel(76)--Jensen(70)--Farmer(72)--Amian Abdou(70)--Bossaerts(70)

Rice(60)--Mane(73)

Browne(70)-----------------------------Harrison(76)

Edouard(75)

 

First Half:

It was a full house as Bury entertained a strong Fleetwood side as it was an all changed Bury side with a number of players making their debuts for the club. We got underway at Gigg Lane with despite the weakened side; there was still a sense of optimism among the home fans. It wasa very even first half despite to difference between the sides in quality with Fleetwood fielding a very strong side for the first round of the EFL Cup and Bury opting to give the younger players a run out and saving their fitness for the league fixtures. However the class was enough for Fleetwood when they took the lead just 6 minutes before half time with Dempsey slotting past Prior. It was a nervy few minutes before the break as the score remained the same. 0-1 at the interval

H/T: 0-1

Second Half:

The second-half got underway with no changes from either side and the game got underway again with Fleetwood taking the kick-off. The game was very end-to-end and it seemed to be delighting the fans and manager a like at Gigg Lane that the side he had put out has gone all out to ensure they can get the best result for the club. It was a nervy few moments for the home side but the more experienced player in the side Jerome Prior made a string of saves to keep Bury in the game and to keep the score at only 0-1. The game was on a knife edge as Bury began to attack and came close on a few occasions and it wasn't too long after the flurry of attacks that young French forward Odsonne Edouard struck to equalize for Bury to make the game 1-1 with just under 20 minutes to go. It was to remain that way till the end of full-time. Penalties it was 

F/T:1-1

Penalties:

Bury took the first penalty with the goalscorer Odsonne Edouard stepping up to take the first penalty of the shoot-out...

...The French forward smashes it at the goal...It hits the post...but finds its way into the back of the net: GOAL!

Fleetwood's Ball steps up for the first kick on the shoot-out and the Bury keeper goes the right way but could not quite get there as he scores to make it 1-1: GOAL!

Bury are up again and it was young 18-year old Marcus Browne stepped up with the pressure to restore Bury's goal advantage...

...The former Hammer slots in down in the bottom corner to make it 2-1, Sam Johnstone in the Fleetwood net couldn't quite get there!: GOAL!

Fleetwood step up again to try bring themselves back into the shoot-out and Chris Long slots it just under Prior in the Bury net. 2-2: GOAL!

Next up for Bury was Jack Harrison the 19-year-old who arrived from NYCFC earlier this window struck the ball rifling it into the top corner no way was the keeper getting to that 3-2: GOAL! 

The Fleetwood taker Thomas Grant stepped up to take his spot-kick and he smashes it to the left and Bury goalkeeper Jerome Prior is equal to it!!!! 3-2 :SAVED!!!

Bury had the chance to take the lead here and all but settle the spot kicks up stepped young 17-year-old Irish midfielder James Rice who arrived from Dundalk recently for just £16,000! Stepped up and looked worth 10x that value as he powered to ball past the keeper, 4-2: GOAL!

Fleetwood knew they had to score the next kick to keep them in with a small chance and it was Northern Ireland international defender Conor McLaughlin who was given the responsibility...

...a cool finish sending the keeper the wrong way put them right back in with a shot 4-3! : GOAL! 

So with a goal here Bury could seal victory and progress to the next round and it was young defensive midfielder Alexis Mane who stepped up for Bury in this crucial moment....

....GOAL!GOAL!GOAL!....The 19-year-old sends Sam Johnstone  the completely wrong way to make it 5-3: GOAL!

PENS: 5-3

What a game and what a way to progress with such a young side against a good strong opponent in Fleetwood and to win on penalties with the young lads doing there bit for the club and help them financially with another cup match and the prospect of facing tougher opposition. We caught up with a delighted Bury gaffer, who had this to say  "Our young players done the club proud tonight and played better than even I thought they would! We are delighted we won the game on penalties it was a heart in mouth moment as we found ourselves with the chance to round off the penos and win the game. Its not easy for these young lads to have to go through such a torrid situation and it says a lot about there character and their desire to go on and win the on penalties, they are not for the faint hearted. We are delighted to be in the draw for the next round and for saw the young lads will get a run out again in round-2 ."

 

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Alexis Mane scores the winning penalty as Bury progress to the next round of the EFL Cup

 
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Bury completely dominate Blackpool and secure a massive win

 

MATCH-DAY 8: LEAGUE ONE

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Gigg Lane(11,840)

K.O: 20:00

Scorers: Iheanacho(10), Edouard(19,44), Danns(84)

First Half:

It was buzzing around Gigg Lane after the fans witnessed a penalty shoot-out victory here for their beloved Bury on Monday night. Bury kicked the game into action with the kick-off, it wasn't long before Bury had their first effort on goal but the Blackpool goalkeeper was equal to it. It wasn't long after that thought that the home side found the back of the net with a beautiful finish form on-loan Nigerian striker Kelechi Iheanacho! 1-0 to the home side who have looked dominant from the start here. It didn't take long for Bury to find the net again and after a great display in the cup on Monday, Odsonne Edouard found himself not just on the team-sheet but on the score-sheet too. 2-0 to the home side in this one and they do not look finished at all. The Shakers continued to dominate the proceeding and had shot after shot on the Blackpool goal. It did have take till the 44th minute for the home side to get their third of the day when young French forward Odsonne Edouard struck again to make it all but over at half time with the score at 3-0 to Bury

H/T: 3-0

Second Half:

The second-half started just as the first half ended a dominant display from the home side! If it wasn't for the experienced Ukranian Shovkovsky in the Blackpool goal it could easily be 8 or 9 by now! The defenders at Blackpool were having a torrid time of it as Bury just kept applying the pressure on them without a rest. Blackpool managed to get a shot away and by this point Bury were on a astonishing 20 shots on goal with 16 of them on target at this point! what a game the away keeper is having despite conceding 3 already. Bury went on to have more shots before finding the net again to seal the deal when Neil Danns struck in the 84th minute. The experienced midfielder and club captain getting another goal to add to his tally thus far. Bury end the game with 28 shots and 19 on target in what was a one-way traffic kind of game!

F/T:4-0

What a performance from our lads tonight against a very strong looking Blackpool side on paper, but to dominate them the way they had done was quite the achievement as we continue our return to form. The gaffer was dleighted after the game and had this to say  , "After a great penalty win the for the young lads on Monday it was vital we kept momentum going with the older lads in the first team in League One competition. We did just that and I've never seen such a dominant display by my side and I'm delighted we came away victorious and to score 4 was amazing but It easily could have been 10 or more! The Blackpool keeper was outstanding today and deserves a lot of credit for keeping the score down to just 4. I'm also very pleased that Edouard was able to find the net tonight, this lad has talent and he will only grow like we said when we brought him here from PSG and I cannot wait to see him play more and more for us during his progression a great performance all round from the lad and from our team as a whole, just very delighted to be back on a little run of form which is hard in the division with the amount of games we play on a weekly basis."

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A brilliant performance and brace from the young French striker Odsonne Edouard as Bury dominant in 4-0 victory over a strong Blackpool side at Gigg Lane

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Bury earn draw with Fleetwood with Reserve and first-team players combined

 

MATCH-DAY 9: LEAGUE ONE

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Highbury Stadium(5,663)

K.O: 20:00

Scorers: Rashford(20), Grant(53)

First Half:

It was a late kick-off here at the Highbury Stadium , with a travelling Bury side that has had to make a number of changes due to injury to fitness problems. The Bury gaffer Nick Justice still had high hopes for some kind of result against a very strong looking Fleetwood Town side. The next game for the visitors is an FA Cup game against Premier League club Crystal Palace, which will be a big games for the League One outfit. With that In mind we feel this was a small reason behind the starting XI choices. With that the home side got the game underway, It wasn't long before they tested Jerome Prior in the Bury net, but with no prevail. It was an edgy fixture with both sides hoping to try and break  the deadlock and it didn't take too long before that was too happen when on-loan Manchester United attacker Marcus Rashford struck a beautiful shot into the bottom corner to make it 0-1 after just 20 minutes. A sign of things to come? It remained a very open first half with both goalkeepers doing their bid in order to maintain the scoreline. It was to remain 0-1 to the visitors at the half time whistle.

H/T: 0-1

Second Half:

The second-half started just as the first half ended an end-to-end game between two evenly matched sides on the day despite the lack of first team players in the Bury line-up with a jam packed schedule it's expected often that they may have to rotate on a game to game basis. The game didn't take long for the second goal to come, but it wasn't to further the away sides lead- in fact the game was drawn level to make it 1-1 with Grant the goalscorer for Fleetwood. This fixture earlier on ended 1-1 and resulted in a penalty win for Bury and with this being a league fixture that isn't a possibility so with that we hope to find a winner in the 90 minutes. Despite an end-to-end game it was to remain 1-1 thanks too some great work from the men between the sticks. Full-time.

F/T:1-1

A great performance from the younger lads with very few first team players on the pitch, it is great to see them play their socks of to earn their side a brilliant and well earned point away from home; we sought after the gaffer at full-time to hear his thoughts on the game , "After a lot of games in a short period and with a big visit of Palace on Monday night, we had to ensure we had our reserves fit and ready and with some of the first team players getting a deserved rest as we look ahead to some very big games against some the of the pace setters thus far, such as Shorpe United just after Crystal Palace. We are ready for the coming schedule and we will work hard with all the lads to get the best out of them. As for today I am delighted we managed to come away from home with such a young side and take a point from a very good side in this division. We hope to continue on from this and try our best to cause some kind of upset in the cup against a strong Palace team on Monday night."

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A brilliant performance from the Bury keeper Jerome Prior yet again leads to the young French goalie being voted MOTM yet again for the Shakers.

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Bury Capture the Signing of Kyle Walker-Peters

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English youth young star is now a Bury player after switch from non-league Whitehawk after leaving Spurs not that long ago, the fee is thought to be around £120,000.

Young 19-year-old Kyle Walker-Peters(70) Joined Bury from non-league side Whitehawk after a short spell at the club after impressing the Bury gaffer. He knew a lot about the playing after seeing him feature for Spurs in pre-season and was excited to bring him to the club. The right-back played the whole 90 minutes against Fleetwood on Saturday night and did nothing but put himself in future first team plans after a brilliant display.

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Bury side suffers defeat to Palace in the FA Cup

 

MATCH-DAY 1: FA Cup

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Gigg Lane(11,840)

K.O: 20:00

Scorers: Puncheon(4,48), Zaha(22)

First Half:

It was buzzing around Gigg Lane with the visit of Premier League outfit Crystal Palace, young fans excited to see some of the Premier League's elite up close and personal on the small Gigg Lane pitch. Much to the surprise of many Palace fielded a very strong starting XI, the likes of French International Steve Mandanda in Goal and Wilfried Zaha and Jason Puncheon in midfield- there was still a sense of optimism in the crowd as the game kicked-off with Crystal Palace taking the kick. It wasn't long till that optimism was slightly dashed with a brilliant strike from Jason Puncheon beat the Bury keeper to make it 0-1 after just 4 minutes. The home side caused a threat on goal through Odsonne Edouard, but it was saved by his fellow Frenchman Steve Mandanda in the Palace net. The away side showed their class difference and struck again in the 22nd minute of the game when Wilfried Zaha struck a nice shot from the edge of the box over the out-stretched Jerome Prior in the Bury net; 0-2 to the visitors and it could be all but over for the League One side here.

H/T: 0-2

Second Half:

The second-half started just as the first half ended a dominant display by the Premier League side, and it was not long after the break that it paid off and another from Jason Puncheon to make it 0-3 and put some daylight between the two sides. Despite being three goals down the Bury side continued to fight and try their best with the sub Marcus Rashford going close for the home side. Despite a few chances from both sides, the score-line remained at 0-3 to Crystal Palace and there was to be no upset from League One side Bury tonight. They are out the FA Cup after a tough draw in the first round!

F/T:0-3

We done the best we could against a very strong Crystal Palace side, we here at Bury are proud of the lads and how they went about the game. We didn't just lie down and make it easy for them; we gave them a good game and gave them some problems at times! We spoke to the gaffer after the final whistle and here is what he had to say  , "We fought well tonight but the Crystal Palace side was just too strong for us and the difference in class showed a bit tonight but we still gave it our all and we had to make a number of changes in order to maintain fitness of our players and with our main focus on a possible play-off slot this term, it is important we focus on every league game coming up and we have a big one this Wednesday against Shorpe United here at the Lane, a must win game for us against a very, very strong side in the division and they are on the back of a 5 game winning streak that we hope to end. "

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~A brace from Palace's Jason Puncheon helps to seal a solid 3-0 victory at Gigg Lane against Bury in the FA Cup as they progress to the next round~

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Bury suffer 3-1 defeat to a strong Shorpe side, just days after FA Cup exit

 

MATCH-DAY 10: League One

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Gigg Lane(11,840)

K.O: 20:00

Scorers:Diamanti(1), Rashford(4), Crouch(43,46)

First Half:

After a tough text at Gigg Lane for Bury against Crystal Palace on Monday night, the League One side had to go again with another tough visitor in the form of the league's most inform side Shorpe United managed by one of the best English managers in the game Harry Redknapp. It was a torrid night in the North of England with poor weather conditions as the game kicked-off. It took only 64 seconds for the visitors to find the back of the net when former Italian International Alessandro Diamanti found the back of the net. However that lead wasn't to last too long as an equalizer from on-loan Manchester United youngster Marcus Rashford struck in the 4th minute! A very lively start to proceedings at a sell-out crowd at Gigg Lane. It was a very dominant display from an established looking Shorpe United side. With moments to go before half-time former England International Peter Crouch rose well from a corner to head the visitors back in front and just before the half-time whistle.

H/T: 1-2

Second Half:

The second-half started just as the first half ended a dominant display by the visiting side; and it was only a matter of moments in the first half when a pass was cut out by the first goalscorer Diamanti who fed the ball into the feet of Peter Crouch who slotted home nicely to put the visitors 1-3 up in the 46th minute. It was a very good display by the away side as they continued to press Bury but with no prevail as it was to end 1-3 in what has been a dismal week thus far for Bury as they face another tough test on Saturday with a game against local rivals Wigan Atheltic.

F/T:0-3

After a tough game against Crystal Palace on Monday that resulted in a 3-0 defeat the last thing Bury needed just two days later was a game against a very much inform Shorpe United side, but the football league schedule can be crawl at times and it is going to get harder with a derby at Wigan Athletic up next for the Shakers...we spoke to Justice after the game who had this to say , "We were coming off the back of a tough game against Palace on Monday, but that no excuse we just lost out to the better side on the day. They have some brilliantly experienced players and it's hard for a team with younger players to compete straight away with a side like that but over time it will come and we will claim some of the bigger scalps in the division. This game came at a bad time for us and a great time for them, again not an excuse just a part of the game now days with the busy schedule. But we will have to go again and train hard before our next big game this Saturday and get things back on track again! "

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A brace from former England striker Peter Crouch was the difference between the two sides at Gigg Lane tonight, the picture shows the Shorpe gaffer with the striker on his move earlier on this season

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Bury smash rivals Wigan 6-0 away from home!

 

MATCH-DAY 11: LEAGUE ONE

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DW Stadium(25,138)

K.O: 20:00

Scorers:Iheanacho(4,48) Rashford(21,37), Harrison(64), Targett(80)

First Half:

It was a late kick-off the DW Stadium as the away side Bury made short journey and brought with them a large following, which has been a key element so far under Nick Justice. Bury found themselves in a mixed vein of form leading up to this game and many fancied the home side with the likes of Vagner Love and Kerzhakov in their side. It was the away side with the kick-off and they looked up for the game from the off! It wasn't too long after the kick-ff that they found themselves ahead in the game when on-loan Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho scored in the 4th minute of the game 0-1! The Shakers continued to dominate the Lactics throughout the first 15 minutes of the game. It was just after the 20th minute mark when the visitors struck again and it was the other on-loan striker Marcus Rashford who slotted home to make it 0-2 to Bury! What a start to proceedings for the traveling side. Despite some pressure from the home side they never managed to materialize a decent shot on goal in the first half an hour of the game. It was in fact not that long after the half an hour mark that the away side found the net once more and it was a brace from that man Marcus Rashford! 0-3, the away side are in dreamland here at the DW! It was to remain 0-3 at half-time

H/T: 0-3

Second Half:

The second-half started just as the first half ended a dominant display from the travelling Bury! In fact only 3 minutes gone into the second half and Bury got their fourth of the game to really relinquish any chance of a come back from Wigan, when Kelechi Iheanacho got his second of the game 0-4. Wigan Athletic looked a team defeated at this point and their gaffer was on the sidelines screaming and shouting with no prevail. It got even worse when Bury found the net for the fifth time in the game when former New York City attacking-midfielder Jack Harrison scored himself a superb long range shot. 0-5 and its a bad day at the office for a strong looking Wigan side. They lacked any kind of fight going into the last 15 minutes of the game and Bury just toyed with them and played the ball about keeping possession in the game. It eventually got even worse as half the stadium emptied whilst the Bury faithful were chanting in their 1000s as they will be making a very happy short trip home tonight! Just to make their nights even better the Shakers added a sixth to make it 0-6 when on-loan left back Matt Targett got himself into a great position to shoot and that he did and rifled the ball into the top corner! 0-6....It was finally over for the Lactics as the ref blew his whistle for the final time as it ended 0-6 to Bury.

F/T:0-6

An astonishing  performance from the lads away from home tonight against our rivals Wigan Athletic; the lads deserved the win after a tough few games in the league and cup. When Wigan's line-up was announced many feared for us and we went into the game underdogs and that mentality worked for us. We were able to speak with a very thrilled gaffer after the game, "What a win! We didn't expect that at all! We came up against a very strong looking Wigan side on paper and this just goes to show you do not win games on paper. We put a team out there that we felt could win us the game and that they did in spectacular form. We are delighted for the fans after a tough few games for us at Palace and S cu nthorpe they deserved this! We have had a great support since I've arrived here and the fans make the club what it is. We are delighted and thrilled with the performance as a whole and we deserved the win, we go again this Monday in the cup against a strong MK Dons side in which we will see a very different XI from today.   "

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A brilliant performance on-loan Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho. which saw the Nigerian score a brace and set up his strike partner Marcus Rashford to earn himself a MOTM award! What a display from the young lad.

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Bury Capture the Signings of Erik Granat and Alex Portillo from the Swedish Allsvenskan

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Garant(pictured) and Portillo signed for a combined fee of £360,000

The young pair joined the side earlier this week and have just been announced due to paperwork being sorted. Midfielder Erik Granat signed from Allsvenskan side GIF Sandsvall for a fee of £280,000; the 21-year-old will play as cover in a Bury side that have a busy schedule and they hope he will train hard and rise in order to gain more first team opportunities. Where as not so younger 23-year-old defender Alex Portillo arrived form Jonkopings Sodra for a small fee of just £80,000 which like the other arrival will look to feature mainly in the cup competitions and work hard for a position in the starting line-up.

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Bury's young reserves knocked out in the second round by a strong MK Dons

 

CUP-ROUND 2: LEAGUE CUP

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Stadium MK:(30,500)

K.O: 20:00

Scorers: P.Downing(3), Carruthers (29), Maynard(39)

 

First Half:

It was a full house at Stadium:MK as MK Dons hosted League One side Bury in the EFL Cup, after Bury won 6-0 in the league last time out against Wigan the travelling fans who made the long trip on a cold October, Monday night! But despite the bad weather there was some optimism from the travelling fans. The side fielded by Bury was very young as in the previous round as they defeated Fleetwood on penalties. Where at MK Dons had a very strong looking side with the experience of the likes of Nicky Maynard and Chuks Aneke. MK Dons had the kick-off being the home side... It didn't take long for the Championship side to take an early lead when Paul Downing struck for the Dons in just the 3rd minute, the defender rose above the rest after an early corner to head his side in front. The Dons continued to dominate the first half and it wasn't long before the home side doubled their lead when midfielder Samir Carruthers struck a lovely shot past the Bury keeper giving him no hope. The visiting crowd didn't sound so optimistic by this point but they still remained in full voice. That soon changed when experienced striker Nicky Maynard struck again for the home side to make it 3-0 and all but over for the away side.

H/T: 3-0

Second Half:

The second-half got underway with no changes from either side it was a change from the first half as the away side went on the offence and has a few chances to get themselves back into the game but with no prevail. The Dons came back with a number of their own chances in the second half but the Bury keeper was equal to every shot! The Shakers appeared to become more attacking in the second half and tried their very best to break down the Dons defence but with no luck...it was to remain 3-0 and Bury are out of both Cup competitions now!

F/T:3-0

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Nicky Maynard voted man of the match, after a goal and assist against Bury for MK Dons

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Bury sign young Scottish Midfielder Frank Ross from Aberdeen for £120,000

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Frank Ross signs 3-year-deal with Bury from Scottish side Aberdeen for £120,000 to add to the squad depth

Just after the game it was announced that Bury had agreed a deal to sign Frank Ross form SPFL side Aberdeen; the 18-year-old signed a 3-year-deal for a fee thought to be worth around £120,000. The deal was struck and the personal terms have been agreed and the deal is set to complete shortly. The midfielder will provide solid back-up to the first team with a busy league schedule the stronger the depth the better; we spoke to the gaffer after the reports of the deal. "Frank is a brilliant young lad with a great footballing ability- at 18-years-old he has a great future ahead of him and he will only get better with us here and we will help to progress his game as much as we can to get him closer to the first XI."

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Bury completely dominate Burton and hit them for 6

 

MATCH-DAY 12: LEAGUE ONE

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Gigg Lane(11,840)

K.O: 20:00

Scorers: Kinglsey(2,52), Iheanacho(28), Harrison(34,84), Rashford(73)

First Half:

It was Bury who had the kick-off at a full-house here at Gigg Lane after a Monday night defeat in the cup at the hands of Championship club MK Dons. The fans were still very optimistic after a 6-0 away victory at Wigan in their last league fixture. The Shakers got off to a flying start too with a goal from Scottish wide-man Stephen Kingsley in just the 2nd minute! What a start from the former Swansea City man! Bury looked well up for the game with it looking like the loss to MK Dons in the cup was well out of their thoughts. They continued to bombard to visitors with shots; it was not too long before the home side struck again in the 28th minute from on-loan Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho the Nigerian scoring his 8th goal in 8 games this season. The home side continued their dominance as Jack Harrison struck in the 34th minute to make it 3-0 to the home side. The score was to remain 3-0 with the home side going into the half-time interval.

H/T: 3-0

Second Half:

The second-half started just as the first half ended a dominant display from the home side! It was not long into the second half that the home side struck again and it was a second goal of the game and a brace for Stephen Kingsley, the 22-year-old was in inspiring form for the home side as he made 4-0 and the game was well and truly out of the reach of the visiting side whose team looked wilted. Bury continued to dominate the away side as they took a number of shots on the Burton goal but for a string of saves from Craig Gordon in the Burton net. In the 73rd minute Bury struck for the fifth time in the game to put daylight between the two sides as on-loan striker Marcus Rashford struck his first of the game. At the point the home side were just toying with their opponents ad they played keep ball; before some brilliant build up play led to Bury sixth of the game when Jack Harrison struck again for a brace in the game and give Bury their 12th league goal in just the last two games alone! 6-0 was the way it was to end at Gigg Lane with yet another dominant League display from the Shakers.

 

F/T:6-0

What a performance from our lads tonight against a very strong looking Burton side on paper, but to dominate them the way they had done was quite the achievement as we continue our return to form. The gaffer was delighted after the game and had this to say  , "After a bad result from the young lads against MK Dons in the cup on Monday. Our first team put on show the quality we have here to score 6 in a game and not only that but 12 in just two games!!!  I've never seen such a dominant display over two game by anyside and I'm delighted we came away victorious and to score 6 yet again, was amazing but It easily could have been more! The Burton keeper was probably one of their most outstanding players today which is credit when he conceded 6 and deserves a lot of credit for keeping the score down to just 6. I'm also very pleased that Harrison was able to find the net tonight, this lad has talent and he will only grow like we said when we brought him here from NYCFC and I cannot wait to see him play more and more for us during his progression a great performance all round from the lad and from our team as a whole, just very delighted to be back on a little run of form which is hard in the division with the amount of games we play on a weekly basis. Not only that but also what a game from Kingsley he was a stand-out star on the field for us tonight and he's only getting better as he plays on a weekly basis."

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A brilliant performance and brace from on-loan Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho; also managed to get an assist. With 8 goals from his 8 league games this term, he for sure could be one to watch at Bury

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Bury draw away at a strong Peterborough United

MATCH-DAY 13: LEAGUE ONE

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ABAX Stadium(15,351)

K.O: 20:00

Scorers:Bostjan Cesar(2), Kelechi Iheanacho(64)

First Half:

Bury came into this fixture with a strong looking Peterborough United side having scored 12 goals in their past 2 games so you could forgive the Bury fans for making the trip with a sense of optimism but that was wiped away very early on at the ABAX Stadium when with just two minutes gone the home side struck to put themselves 1-0 up through Slovakian International Bostjan Cesar. Not the start that the Shakers would have wanted having not conceded in their previous two league fixtures. It was a very end-to-end with both sides having their own chances going but both keepers managed to keep the score as it was, 1-0 at half-time

H/T: 1-0

Second Half:

The second-half started just as the first half ended an end-to-end game with Peterborough coming closest to scoring if not for some great saves from Jerome Prior in the Bury net. Peterborough United on paper had the stronger side and at times it was there for everyone to see- Bury however gave up quite the fight throughout having many of chances themselves. It was in the 64th minute when the next goal of the game hit the back of the net, when on-loan Manchester City striker Kelechi Iheanacho found the net again for Bury in yet another game. The Nigerian has been in great form for Bury of late. Despite both sides having their chances the game was to somehow end at only 1-1! Points shared which seemed about right the amount both sides attacked.

F/T:1-1

A strong performance from the lads against a very good Peterborough United team, we got a point and that means we can use that and keep the unbeaten momentum from the past 3 games going strong. We spoke to the gaffer after the game, who had this to say, "We played very well considering how good the opposing teams squad is, we have gone toe to toe with some of the better sides in the division as we look to establish ourselves in this division. At the moment we have our goals and we have an idea of were we'd ideally like to finish come the last game of the season, but that's a long way to go- at the moment we are currently well on track with our expectations if not above what was expected at the start of the season.   "

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A brilliant performance from the Bury goalkeeper insured that Bury traveled home with at least a point from a match with a strong Peterborough United side.

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Bury sign Norwegian midfielder Tokmac Nguen from Stromsgodset IF in a deal worth £340,000

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Tokmac Nguen was spotted at the Peterborough United game(above) and when asked he confirmed that he had agreed a deal to join Bury. The 23-year-old signed a three-year-deal from Stromgodset IF in Norway for a fee thought to be worth £340,000. The deal was made up of a small amount of cash and veteran midfielder Neil Danns who was after a new challenge. We asked the gaffer on the situation, "We spoke with Danns and he was eager to leave after feeling he'd done everything he could in English football at the age of 33-years-old he wasn't getting any younger and perhaps a move abroad would be best suited for him. So we sought after a deal that would see him depart and Stromsgodset IF came calling and when we knew they had interest we made it clear Nguen was of interest to us. So the deal was struck and both players have since agreed deals with each club and Nguen will be here first thing Tuesday morning to report to training."

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