United manager Russ Wilcox was not surprised by the impressive showing of Bury during Saturday’s 2-2 draw at Glanford Park.In a relatively even contest, the Iron had seemed set for victory when they held a 2-1 lead going into injury-time, but were denied when Shakers substitute Danny Rose rescued a late point for his side with an exquisite curled effort.
That scenario largely matched the one seen at Gigg Lane in December, when a last-gasp Daniel Nardiello strike helped to produce another 2-2 draw, and Wilcox told The Iron Player: “It was a bit of deja-vu, but they looked a better outfit at our place.
“He [manager David Flitcroft] has made some changes, having been allowed to do that by the chairman. They’ve paid seven of eight players off, which doesn’t usually happen at League Two level.
“When a new manager comes in you sometimes hear ‘there’s your squad, get on with it’, but he’s been allowed to change things round. He’s bought quality in, and the lad from Everton [Hallam] Hope looks like a good player.
“They’re a decent outfit, and I’m sure they’ll be competing next season.”
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