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Introducing Bury

2 June 2015

The Shakers finished in the League Two automatic places

Name: Bury Football Club
Founded: 1885
Stadium: Gigg Lane
Capacity: 11,840
Manager: David Flitcroft
Last season: Third in League Two (promoted)

Bury will be back in League One next season after a two year hiatus following a dramatic final day promotion.

Tom Soares’ strike on the hour mark in a 1-0 win at relegated Tranmere Rovers secured the Shakers’ third tier return, as they clinched the final automatic spot.

With Bury back in a division they last graced in 2012/13, the Greater Manchester outfit will be keen to build upon their exploits under David Flitcroft, who is forging a bright managerial career.

Bolton born Flitcroft enjoyed a successful playing career himself, which included spells at Preston North End, Chester City, Rochdale and Bury, in a stay in the professional game which lasted a decade.

Following the end of his second spell at Rochdale in 2011, Flitcroft would move into management with Barnsley in December 2012, as he replaced Keith Hill in the Oakwell hot seat.

He spent a further 11 months with the Tykes before being sacked, however he would not be out of work for long, as the Shakers came calling a month later.

After guiding the club to a 12th place finish in his first half season, the 2014/15 season would prove to be a fruitful one, as they were promoted automatically.

The Gigg Lane faithful will hope that midfielder Danny Mayor can provide the goods next term, after he moved to the club last summer following a spell at Sheffield Wednesday.

Leyland born Mayor began his career in the youth set up at Preston North End, where he made 64 appearances during a four year stint at Deepdale before leaving in 2012.

Mayor signed for Sheffield Wednesday following his release from North End, however was loaned to Southend United and Bury, before making the move to the Shakers permanent in May 2014.

Last season, he made 50 appearances and netted eight times, as he won the League Two player of the year award for his efforts.

Fleetwood’s last meeting with Bury was at Gigg Lane in March 2014, and goals from Antoni Sarcevic and Jamille Matt were not enough, as Town settled for a 2-2 draw.

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