Robbie McIntyre is not the final signing, promises Bury boss David Flitcroft

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LATEST Bury signing Robbie McIntyre may not be the only fresh face at the JD Stadium this week after manager David Flitcroft revealed he was talking to a number of prospective new recruits.

When the 19-year-old left-back was unveiled late on Friday night, it was assumed he was the final piece to the Shakers jigsaw Flitcroft had been talking about.

But the Bury boss said after naming the former Huddersfield Town teenager on the bench for Saturday’s 4-0 defeat at Chesterfield that he was one for the future rather than the “here and now”.

“He’s come in as a development player,” said Flitcroft, who returned to the Terriers a week after snapping up James Burke from the West Yorkshire club.

“We’ve looked at Huddersfield and they have got a very good junior set-up.

“We have brought two of the boys from Huddersfield because I just thought we were a bit light in certain areas in the youth sector.

“Robbie is a development player so we are going to have a look at him and see what we can do over the next six months.”

With three players under the age of 24 in the Bury back-line on Saturday, it now seems as if Flitcroft is intent on boosting his defence with more experience before the close of the transfer window.

“We are certainly still looking,” he admitted. “Myself and the chairman have met two or three players and had some very encouraging conversations with them.

“It’s been positive but we are just trying to get them over the line.

“Sometimes players listen to their advisors and the better players have always got two or three options.

“I am hoping they choose Bury Football Club as the right place for them.”

One experienced defender notable by his absence from the squad on Saturday was new signing Pablo Mills.

The 29-year-old centre-back was expected to make his Shakers debut at the Proact Stadium after signing the previous week, but Flitcroft revealed after the game he had been nursing a knee injury.

“Pablo has played a (behind closed doors) game against Manchester United and just had a little bit of a tweak of his medial (ligament), but he’s had seven days now and it’s settled down,” he said.

Club captain Craig Jones also missed Saturday’s match after suffering a recurrence of a groin strain that had kept him out of two matches over the festive period.

The Bury boss said he would now have to see a specialist after the injury flared up following his substitute appearance at Hartlepool on New Year’s Day.

But with fellow midfielder Danny Mayor suspended, Flitcroft gave Jones an outside chance of returning for Saturday’s match at home to League Two promotion hopefuls Burton Albion.

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1:38pm Mon 13 Jan 14

Eileenshakers says...

So you saying that we are a bit light in the youth set up and Robbie is one for the future right?,so why have the club released so many young players without ever seeing them play in competitive matches as in the like of Pratt,Chipperfield, etc?.

As for bringing in a player who has a knee medial ligament issue (Pablo Mills) why isn't our club checking these players out medically before they committ to signing them?,so much for the hot air promises at The Bury fans forum last spring.

To moan about how big your squad is then sign yet more players beggars belief,like Blackie Dave you are not going to know which is your best side and keeping everyone happy will prove a tough task.
So you saying that we are a bit light in the youth set up and Robbie is one for the future right?,so why have the club released so many young players without ever seeing them play in competitive matches as in the like of Pratt,Chipperfield, etc?. As for bringing in a player who has a knee medial ligament issue (Pablo Mills) why isn't our club checking these players out medically before they committ to signing them?,so much for the hot air promises at The Bury fans forum last spring. To moan about how big your squad is then sign yet more players beggars belief,like Blackie Dave you are not going to know which is your best side and keeping everyone happy will prove a tough task. Eileenshakers
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12:36pm Tue 14 Jan 14

damo2011 says...

He got injured in a behind closed doors friendly AFTER he signed for the club. Are you for real Eileen????
Dear me. Go and support another team that is run to your standards.
He got injured in a behind closed doors friendly AFTER he signed for the club. Are you for real Eileen???? Dear me. Go and support another team that is run to your standards. damo2011
  • Score: 4

1:50pm Tue 14 Jan 14

Eileenshakers says...

damo2011 wrote:
He got injured in a behind closed doors friendly AFTER he signed for the club. Are you for real Eileen????
Dear me. Go and support another team that is run to your standards.
He must have been carrying an injury or is injury prone?,why else would RUFC have released him?.

Sorry Damon you will have to do better than that,not going anywhere until the final nail has been knocked in to our coffin and we are relegated in to the abyss.

Shouldn't Donkey's only be allowed on a beach not a playing field?.
[quote][p][bold]damo2011[/bold] wrote: He got injured in a behind closed doors friendly AFTER he signed for the club. Are you for real Eileen???? Dear me. Go and support another team that is run to your standards.[/p][/quote]He must have been carrying an injury or is injury prone?,why else would RUFC have released him?. Sorry Damon you will have to do better than that,not going anywhere until the final nail has been knocked in to our coffin and we are relegated in to the abyss. Shouldn't Donkey's only be allowed on a beach not a playing field?. Eileenshakers
  • Score: -3

8:09am Wed 15 Jan 14

shakencity says...

Maybe the likes of Pratt, Chippendale, Rooney, etc just weren't good enough Eileen. If they were, they should probably have made the breakthrough by now.....moving these players on isn't a bad thing and the signing of McIntyre is proof we're still looking towards the future.

As regards Mills, how do you know these medical checks weren't done?
Just because he got injured in his first game, doesn't make him injury prone either.
Mills was also released by Rotherham probably for the same reason Hylton and Nardiello were, he was surplus to requirements, but i didn't see you complaining when we got those 2.

You really do need to keep that cup of yours half-full at times Eileen.
Maybe the likes of Pratt, Chippendale, Rooney, etc just weren't good enough Eileen. If they were, they should probably have made the breakthrough by now.....moving these players on isn't a bad thing and the signing of McIntyre is proof we're still looking towards the future. As regards Mills, how do you know these medical checks weren't done? Just because he got injured in his first game, doesn't make him injury prone either. Mills was also released by Rotherham probably for the same reason Hylton and Nardiello were, he was surplus to requirements, but i didn't see you complaining when we got those 2. You really do need to keep that cup of yours half-full at times Eileen. shakencity
  • Score: 4

2:41pm Wed 15 Jan 14

Eileenshakers says...

shakencity wrote:
Maybe the likes of Pratt, Chippendale, Rooney, etc just weren't good enough Eileen. If they were, they should probably have made the breakthrough by now.....moving these players on isn't a bad thing and the signing of McIntyre is proof we're still looking towards the future.

As regards Mills, how do you know these medical checks weren't done?
Just because he got injured in his first game, doesn't make him injury prone either.
Mills was also released by Rotherham probably for the same reason Hylton and Nardiello were, he was surplus to requirements, but i didn't see you complaining when we got those 2.

You really do need to keep that cup of yours half-full at times Eileen.
Pablo Mills is a journeyman pure and simple,whether he gets injured on that journey only he knows.

Also people don't get injured in their first game,it's a lack of match fitness and personal care by the people who are supposed to maintain high levels of fitness.

The cup of cheer is overflowing with optimism for the last few months of our existence in the football league,what more do you want?.

Hylts was pretty average when all is said and done,Nards is ok but i don't see him as a long term player,he will be off in the summer.
[quote][p][bold]shakencity[/bold] wrote: Maybe the likes of Pratt, Chippendale, Rooney, etc just weren't good enough Eileen. If they were, they should probably have made the breakthrough by now.....moving these players on isn't a bad thing and the signing of McIntyre is proof we're still looking towards the future. As regards Mills, how do you know these medical checks weren't done? Just because he got injured in his first game, doesn't make him injury prone either. Mills was also released by Rotherham probably for the same reason Hylton and Nardiello were, he was surplus to requirements, but i didn't see you complaining when we got those 2. You really do need to keep that cup of yours half-full at times Eileen.[/p][/quote]Pablo Mills is a journeyman pure and simple,whether he gets injured on that journey only he knows. Also people don't get injured in their first game,it's a lack of match fitness and personal care by the people who are supposed to maintain high levels of fitness. The cup of cheer is overflowing with optimism for the last few months of our existence in the football league,what more do you want?. Hylts was pretty average when all is said and done,Nards is ok but i don't see him as a long term player,he will be off in the summer. Eileenshakers
  • Score: -3

7:54am Thu 16 Jan 14

shakencity says...

Eileen,
"The cup of cheer is overflowing with optimism for the last few months of our existence in the football league,what more do you want?"

Umm, you'd never have guessed.

Anyway, i was impressed with Hylton and would have him back tomorrow, his workrate and enthusiasm is exactly what we need at this club. Nardiello's intentions have been made clear by DF, if we do well, he'll stay, if we don't, he'll go...and that's fair enough.

Whether players are supremely fit or not, they can always get injured....there can be many different factors as to why someone breaks down. I will agree that these athletes should be fit to start with, however, it's then down to the management/training staff to work out how fit he is and how much playing time he's allowed.
Eileen, "The cup of cheer is overflowing with optimism for the last few months of our existence in the football league,what more do you want?" Umm, you'd never have guessed. Anyway, i was impressed with Hylton and would have him back tomorrow, his workrate and enthusiasm is exactly what we need at this club. Nardiello's intentions have been made clear by DF, if we do well, he'll stay, if we don't, he'll go...and that's fair enough. Whether players are supremely fit or not, they can always get injured....there can be many different factors as to why someone breaks down. I will agree that these athletes should be fit to start with, however, it's then down to the management/training staff to work out how fit he is and how much playing time he's allowed. shakencity
  • Score: 3

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