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LEAGUE ONE INSIGHT: Bury FC

17 June 2015

In this feature, we take an in-depth look at the 23 other teams in Sky Bet League One this season.

Bury FC

Nickname: 
The Shakers

Founded: 
1885

Ground: 
JD Stadium

Capacity: 
11,840

League position last season: 
3rd - Sky Bet League Two

2014/15 top goalscorer: 
Daniel Nardiello (14)

Manager: 
David Flitcroft - The 41-year-old led the Shakers back to the third tier of English football after finishing third in Sky Bet League Two last season. 

Flitcroft, who took over the club in December 2013, successfully guided the team from relegation in his first half season in charge, finishing 12th after taking over the club in the drop-zone.

In his first full season in charge, Bury defeated Tranmere Rovers on the final day of the 2014/15 season to pip Wycombe Wanderers and Southend United to automatic promotion. 

Previously, Flitcroft managed Barnsley but was sacked in November 2013 after 11 months in charge of the Championship side.

The 41-year-old's record at the Shakers is impressive, winning 37 of his 79 games in charge, drawing 21. 

Flitcroft has already shown his intent for next season, signing Leon Clarke, Peter Clarke and Tom Pope all on long-term contracts.

They will be looking to keep the momentum going from last season into the new 2015/16 season. 

Key player:
Leon Clarke - The former Oldham Athletic loanee joined the Shakers this summer on a three-year contract after his deal with Wolves expired at the end of the season.

The striker has enjoyed notable loan spells at Southend United, Chesterfield and Scunthorpe United before making a permanent move to Coventry.

There the striker notched 22 goals in 39 appearances for the Sky Blues which has been his best scoring season to date.

After struggling to make a real impact back in his second spell at Wolves, he was loaned to Wigan Athletic where he found the net once in 10 appearances before they were relegated.

Clarke will be joined in attack next season by former Port Vale striker Tom Pope. 

Head-to-head:
The history books show that Latics have played Burton Albion 41 times in all competitions, winning 12 and losing 14

Latics were victorious the last time they played Bury as a single Matt Smith goal was enough to seal a 1-0 win. 

Sky Bet League One odds:
Win outright: 33/1
Promotion: 10/1
Relegation: 4/1

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