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In focus: Bury

16 June 2016

Ahead of the 2016/17 Sky Bet League One campaign, mkdons.com takes a look at the teams MK Dons will face next season.

Next up is Greater Manchester outfit Bury, whom the Dons haven’t faced since January 2013.

CLUB
Founded: 1885
Nickname: Shakers
Mascot: Robbie the Bobby
Stadium: Gigg Lane (Capacity 11,840)
Home colours: White shirts, blue shorts, blue socks

Website: www.buryfc.co.uk
Twitter: @buryfcofficial
Facebook: Bury Football Club

FIRST-TEAM
Manager
David Flitcroft was appointed manager of Bury in December 2013 and in his first full season at Gigg Lane he Flitcroft steered them to promotion from Sky Bet League Two, with the highest points tally in the club's history.

The former Rochdale and Bury boss played for clubs such as Chester City, Dale, Macclesfield Town and the Shakers as a player.

Key and notable players
Bury striker Leon Clarke scored 18 goals last season, while his partner Tom Pope found the net seven times as well as grabbing double-figure assists.

Winger Danny Mayor, League 2 Player of the Year in 2014/15, provided his fair share of goals and assists this past campaign too, while at the back defenders Joe Riley and Peter Clarke made over 40 appearances.

Last season
Bury finished 14th in their first back at League One level, 14 points adrift of the play-off places and as many points away from the relegation places.

The Shakers were one of the lowest scorers in the division and conceded the second-most out of sides who avoided the drop, but were still tough to beat throughout the campaign  losing 18 times compared to their 16 wins and 12 draws.

Transfers
At the end of last season, Bury released six players including striker Danny Nardiello, defender Reece Brown and midfielder Chris Eagles.

They also lost a trio of performers whom they offered new contracts to – Chris Hussey opted for a switch to Sheffield United, Ryan Lowe chose to return to Crewe Alexandra and strike Danny Rose agreed a deal with Mansfield Town.

Flitcroft and Bury have yet to make a signing this summer.

HISTORY WITH THE DONS
Head to head
Dons wins:  5
Last Dons win: 4-1, 22 Sep 2012 (Gigg Lane)
Biggest win: 5-0, 2 Feb 2008 (Gigg Lane)
 
Draws: 2
Last draw: 1-1, 12 Jan 2013 (Stadium MK)

Bury wins: 1
Last Bury win: 2-1, 11 Aug 2007 (Stadium MK)
Biggest Bury win: 2-1, 11 Aug 2007 (Stadium MK)

Played for both
David Amoo, Paul Butler, Mark Carrington, Jonson Clarke-Harris, Lewis Gobern, Ryan Lowe, Pablo Mills, Clive Platt, Carl Regan, Allan Smart, Danny Swailes,

2016/17 MATCHES
The fixtures for the 2016/17 Sky Bet League One campaign will be announced at 9am on Wednesday 22 June.

Watch MK Dons take on Bury at Stadium MK in 2016/17, as well as 22 other home League One matches, by becoming a Season Ticket holder.

Adult Season Tickets are priced from £28 a month while under-21s can enjoy the full campaign from just £12.34 a month. Under-18 Season Tickets are priced from only £2.50 a month and under-12s can go FREE with a Young Dons membership.

To purchase a Season Ticket visit the Box Office at Stadium MK/kiosk at centre:mk or call 0333 200 5343. You can also download an application form and post it to Box Office, Stadium MK, Stadium Way, Milton Keynes, MK1 1ST


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