2017–18 Bury F.C. season

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Bury
2017–18 season
ChairmanStewart Day
ManagerLee Clark
(until 30 October)

Ryan Lowe
(caretaker until 22 November)
Chris Lucketti
(22 November to 15 January)

Ryan Lowe
(caretaker to end of season)
StadiumGigg Lane
League One24th (relegated)
FA CupFirst round
(vs. Woking
EFL CupFirst round
(vs. Sunderland)
EFL TrophyThird round
(vs. Fleetwood Town)

The 2017–18 season covered the period from 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018. It was Bury's 133rd season since the club was founded in 1885 and their third consecutive season in League One. They finished bottom of League One and were relegated to EFL League Two for the 2018–19 season. Besides competing in League Two, the team participated in the FA Cup, the EFL Cup and the EFL Trophy.

Competitions[edit]

Friendlies[edit]

As of 15 June 2017, Bury have announced seven pre-season friendlies against Salford City,[1] Macclesfield Town,[2] Crewe Alexandra,[3] Sunderland,[4] Huddersfield Town[5] and Radcliffe Borough.[6]

League One[edit]

League table[edit]

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts Promotion, qualification or relegation
20 Rochdale 46 11 18 17 49 57 −8 51
21 Oldham Athletic (R) 46 11 17 18 58 75 −17 50 Relegation to EFL League Two
22 Northampton Town (R) 46 12 11 23 43 77 −34 47
23 Milton Keynes Dons (R) 46 11 12 23 43 69 −26 45
24 Bury (R) 46 8 12 26 41 71 −30 36
Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
(R) Relegated.

Result summary[edit]

Overall Home Away
Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts W D L GF GA GD W D L GF GA GD
27 4 5 18 19 42  −23 17 4 1 8 10 17  −7 0 4 10 9 25  −16

Last updated: 13 January 2018.
Source:[citation needed]

Results by matchday[edit]

Matchday12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546
GroundHAHAHAAHAHHHAAAHAHHAAAHHAAHAHHAHAHHHAHAHAHAAHA
ResultWLLDLLLDDWLWLLLLDLWDLLLLLLLWDWDDLWDLLLLLLLDDWD
Position914191718192222211920192121212324242423242424242424242424242423
Updated to match(es) played on 13 January 2018. Source:[citation needed]
A = Away; H = Home; W = Win; D = Draw; L = Loss

Matches[edit]

On 21 June 2017, the league fixtures were announced.[7][8]

FA Cup[edit]

On 16 October 2017, Bury were drawn away to either Woking or Concord Rangers in the first round.[10] Woking won the replayed match 2–1 to host the first round tie.[11] A draw in the first round meant a replay would need to be played at Gigg Lane.[12]

EFL Cup[edit]

On 16 June 2017, Bury were drawn at home to Sunderland in the first round.[10]

EFL Trophy[edit]

On 12 July 2017, the group stage draw was completed with Bury facing Blackburn Rovers, Rochdale and Stoke City U23s in Northern Group C.[13][14] After finished second in their group and advancing to the next round, Bury were drawn away to Walsall.[15] A home tie in the third round was confirmed next against Fleetwood Town.[16]

Pos Lge Team Pld W PW PL L GF GA GD Pts Qualification
1 L1 Rochdale (Q) 3 1 1 1 0 5 1 +4 6 Round 2
2 L1 Bury (Q) 3 2 0 0 1 4 5 −1 6
3 L1 Blackburn Rovers (E) 3 1 0 1 1 2 2 0 4
4 ACA Stoke City U21s (E) 3 0 1 0 2 1 4 −3 2
Updated to match(es) played on 8 November 2017. Source: EFL.com
(E) Eliminated; (Q) Qualified to the phase indicated.

Transfers[edit]

Transfers in[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name From Fee Ref.
1 July 2017 CF Jamaica Jermaine Beckford Preston North End Free [17]
1 July 2017 CM Republic of Ireland Stephen Dawson Scunthorpe United Free [18]
1 July 2017 RB England Phil Edwards Burton Albion Free [19]
1 July 2017 RM Jamaica Chris Humphrey Hibernian Free [20]
1 July 2017 GK Republic of Ireland Joe Murphy Huddersfield Town Free [21]
1 July 2017 CB Republic of Ireland Eoghan O'Connell Celtic Free [22]
1 July 2017 AM Republic of Ireland Jay O'Shea Chesterfield Free [23]
1 July 2017 CM Republic of Ireland Callum Reilly Burton Albion Free [24]
1 July 2017 LB England Joe Skarz Oxford United Free [25]
1 July 2017 CB Northern Ireland Adam Thompson Southend United Free [26]
6 July 2017 CB Scotland Tom Aldred Blackpool Free [27]
20 July 2017 RW Scotland Chris Maguire Oxford United Free [28]
31 July 2017 FW England Chris Sang Wigan Athletic Free [29]
4 August 2017 LW England Harry Bunn Huddersfield Town Undisclosed [30]
10 August 2017 GK Italy Leo Fasan Celtic Free [31]
31 August 2017 CF England Michael Smith Portsmouth Free [32]

Transfers out[edit]

Date from Position Nationality Name To Fee Ref.
1 July 2017 CB England Leon Barnett Northampton Town Free [33]
1 July 2017 CF England Chris Brown Free agent Released [34]
1 July 2017 CB England Reece Brown Rochdale Released [34][a]
1 July 2017 CF England Anthony Dudley Salford City Released [34][b]
1 July 2017 DM Nigeria Kelvin Etuhu Carlisle United Released [34][c]
1 July 2017 CF England Hallam Hope Carlisle United Released [34][d]
1 July 2017 CB England Antony Kay Port Vale Free [38]
1 July 2017 GK England Rob Lainton Port Vale Released [34][e]
1 July 2017 RW Wales Jack Mackreth Wrexham Undisclosed [40]
1 July 2017 RB England Niall Maher Free agent Released [34]
1 July 2017 CM England Jacob Mellis Mansfield Town Released [34][f]
1 July 2017 CF England Ishmael Miller Free agent Released [34]
1 July 2017 RW England Jermaine Pennant Free agent Released [34]
1 July 2017 CF England Tom Pope Port Vale Free [42]
1 July 2017 GK United States Paul Rachubka Free agent Released [34]
1 July 2017 GK England Ben Williams Blackpool Mutual consent [43][g]
3 July 2017 MF England Will Ferry Southampton Undisclosed [45]
13 July 2017 CF England James Vaughan Sunderland Undisclosed [46]
14 July 2017 ST England George Miller Middlesbrough Undisclosed [47]
20 July 2017 RB Scotland Paul Caddis Blackburn Rovers Free [48]
30 August 2017 CB Northern Ireland Alex Bruce Wigan Athletic Mutual consent [49][h]
  1. ^ Reece Brown joined Rochdale following his release.[35]
  2. ^ Anthony Dudley joined Salford City following his release.[36]
  3. ^ Kelvin Etuhu joined Carlisle United following his release.[37]
  4. ^ Hallam Hope joined Carlisle United following his release.[37]
  5. ^ Rob Lainton joined Port Vale following his release.[39]
  6. ^ Jacob Mellis joined Mansfield Town following his release.[41]
  7. ^ Ben Williams joined Blackpool following his departure.[44]
  8. ^ Alex Bruce joined Wigan Athletic following his departure.[50]

Loans in[edit]

Start date Position Nationality Name From End date Ref.
10 July 2017 CF England Tom Heardman Newcastle United 30 June 2018 [51]
14 July 2017 CF England Nicky Ajose Charlton Athletic 30 June 2018 [52]
31 July 2017 CB England Alex Whitmore Burnley 4 January 2018 [53]
25 August 2017 DM England Rohan Ince Brighton & Hove Albion 31 May 2018 [54]
25 August 2017 CB England Jordan Williams Huddersfield Town 31 May 2018 [55]
30 August 2017 RM Romania Alex Dobre AFC Bournemouth 1 January 2018 [56]
31 August 2017 AM England Josh Laurent Wigan Athletic 30 June 2018 [57]

Loans out[edit]

Start date Position Nationality Name To End date Ref.
4 July 2017 CM England Scott Burgess Macclesfield Town 28 April 2018 [58]
25 August 2017 FW England Chris Sang Southport 2 January 2018 [59]
30 August 2017 CB Northern Ireland Adam Thompson Bradford City 30 June 2018 [60]
31 August 2017 RM England Zeli Ismail Walsall 30 June 2018 [61]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Pre-Season: Salford City (A)". Bury Official Site. 23 May 2017. Retrieved 23 May 2017.
  2. ^ "Pre-Season: Macclesfield Town". Bury Official Site. 25 May 2017. Retrieved 25 May 2017.
  3. ^ "Pre-Season: Crewe Alexandra". Bury Official Site. 2 June 2017. Retrieved 2 June 2017.
  4. ^ "Pre-Season: Sunderland AFC". Bury Official Site. 5 June 2017. Retrieved 5 June 2017.
  5. ^ "Pre-Season: Huddersfield Town". Bury Official Site. 7 June 2017. Retrieved 7 June 2017.
  6. ^ "Pre-Season: Radcliffe Borough (A)". Bury Official Site. 15 June 2017. Retrieved 15 June 2017.
  7. ^ "Shakers start at Home". Bury Official Site. 21 June 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  8. ^ "Fixture List". Bury Official Site. June 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  9. ^ "Oldham game POSTPONED". Bury Official Site. 28 September 2017. Retrieved 29 September 2017.
  10. ^ a b "Carabao Cup 1st Rd:". Bury Official Site. 16 June 2017. Retrieved 16 June 2017.
  11. ^ "Emirates FA Cup: Shakers to face Woking". Bury Official Site. 17 October 2017. Retrieved 19 October 2017.
  12. ^ "Bury v Woking FA Cup First Round Replay". Bury Official Site. 6 November 2017. Retrieved 6 November 2017.
  13. ^ "Checkatrade Group Complete". Bury Official Site. 12 July 2017. Retrieved 13 July 2017.
  14. ^ "Checkatrade Fixtures Confirmed". Bury Official Site. 21 July 2017. Retrieved 21 July 2017.
  15. ^ "Checkatrade Trophy 2nd Round Draw – Walsall away". Bury Official Site. 10 November 2017. Retrieved 12 November 2017.
  16. ^ "Checkatrade Trophy 3rd Round Draw". Bury Official Site. 8 December 2017. Retrieved 8 December 2017.
  17. ^ "CONFIRMED: Lee Clark completes his first signing". Bury Official Site. 12 May 2017. Retrieved 12 May 2017.
  18. ^ "CONFIRMED: Second spell at Gigg for Dawson". Bury Official Site. 16 May 2017. Retrieved 16 May 2017.
  19. ^ "CONFIRMED: Two-year deal for defender Edwards". Bury Official Site. 14 May 2017. Retrieved 14 May 2017.
  20. ^ "Confirmed: Chris Humphrey is a Shaker". Bury Official Site. 30 June 2017. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  21. ^ "CONFIRMED: Murphy pens Shakers deal". Bury Official Site. 31 March 2017. Retrieved 5 May 2017.
  22. ^ "CONFIRMED: Eoghan O'Connell signs for the Shakers". Bury Official Site. 8 June 2017. Retrieved 8 June 2017.
  23. ^ "CONFIRMED: Jay O'Shea signs for Bury Football Club". Bury Official Site. 9 June 2017. Retrieved 9 June 2017.
  24. ^ "Two Year deal for Callum Reilly". Bury Official Site. 26 May 2017. Retrieved 26 May 2017.
  25. ^ "CONFIRMED: Joe Skarz returns to Bury!". Bury Official Site. 1 June 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  26. ^ "CONFIRMED: Adam Thompson signs for the Shakers". Bury Official Site. 1 June 2017. Retrieved 1 June 2017.
  27. ^ "CONFIRMED: Shakers snap up Seasider Aldred". Bury Official Site. 6 July 2017. Retrieved 6 July 2017.
  28. ^ "CONFIRMED: Striker Maguire pens two-year deal". Bury Official Site. 20 July 2017. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  29. ^ "CONFIRMED: Sang is a Shaker". Bury Official Site. 31 July 2017. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  30. ^ "Shakers snatch attacker Bunn". Bury Official Site. 4 August 2017. Retrieved 4 August 2017.
  31. ^ "CONFIRMED: Italian keeper signs non-contract terms". Bury Official Site. 10 August 2017. Retrieved 10 August 2017.
  32. ^ "Confirmed: Shakers snap up Striker Smith". Bury Official Site. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2017.
  33. ^ "CONFIRMED: Leon becomes a Cobbler". Bury Official Site. 31 May 2017. Retrieved 31 May 2017.
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  36. ^ "Anthony Dudley Signs For Salford!!". Salford City Official Site. 8 June 2017. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  37. ^ a b "Carlisle United: Hallam Hope and Kelvin Etuhu sign for League Two club". BBC. 29 June 2017. Retrieved 29 June 2017.
  38. ^ "Confirmed: Skipper Kay leaves the Shakers". Bury Official Site. 28 June 2017. Retrieved 28 June 2017.
  39. ^ "Port Vale: Rob Lainton and Cristian Montano sign for League Two side". BBC. 20 June 2017. Retrieved 23 June 2017.
  40. ^ "CONFIRMED: Jack joins The Dragons". Bury Official Site. 6 June 2017. Retrieved 6 June 2017.
  41. ^ "Jacob Mellis: Mansfield sign former Bury midfielder on a free transfer". BBC. 19 May 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  42. ^ "CONFIRMED: Pope returns to Vale". Bury Official Site. 18 May 2017. Retrieved 19 May 2017.
  43. ^ "Confirmed: Williams leaves Bury". Bury Official Site. 30 June 2017. Retrieved 30 June 2017.
  44. ^ "Ben Williams: Blackpool sign goalkeeper from Bury on one-year deal". BBC. 3 July 2017. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  45. ^ "CONFIRMED: Ferry is Southampton bound". Bury Official Site. 3 July 2017. Retrieved 3 July 2017.
  46. ^ "Vaughan leaves for Sunderland". Bury Official Site. 13 July 2017. Retrieved 14 July 2017.
  47. ^ "CONFIRMED: Miller departs for Middlesbrough". Bury Official Site. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 15 July 2017.
  48. ^ "Paul Caddis: Blackburn Rovers sign Scotland and ex-Birmingham City defender". BBC. 20 July 2017. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  49. ^ "CONFIRMED: Bruce leaves Bury". Bury Official Site. 30 August 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  50. ^ "Alex Bruce: Wigan Athletic sign centre-back until end of season". BBC. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  51. ^ "CONFIRMED: Striker Tom join on loan from Newcastle United". Bury Official Site. 10 July 2017. Retrieved 10 July 2017.
  52. ^ "CONFIRMED: Ajose returns to Gigg Lane". Bury Official Site. 14 July 2017. Retrieved 20 July 2017.
  53. ^ "CONFIRMED: Clarets Alex Whitmore joins Bury on loan". Bury Official Site. 31 July 2017. Retrieved 31 July 2017.
  54. ^ "Seagull Ince swoops in at Carrington". Bury Official Site. 25 August 2017. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  55. ^ "CONFIRMED: Defender Williams arrives from Huddersfield". Bury Official Site. 25 August 2017. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  56. ^ "CONFIRMED: Romanian U21 Dobre Joins Bury". Bury Official Site. 30 August 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  57. ^ "CONFIRMED: Latics Midfielder Laurent joins Bury". Bury Official Site. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  58. ^ "CONFIRMED: Season long loan for Scott Burgess". Bury Official Site. 4 July 2017. Retrieved 5 July 2017.
  59. ^ "CONFIRMED: Sang joins Southport on loan". Bury Official Site. 25 August 2017. Retrieved 25 August 2017.
  60. ^ "CONFIRMED: Thompson joins Bradford". Bury Official Site. 30 August 2017. Retrieved 31 August 2017.
  61. ^ "CONFIRMED: Zeli Ismail joins Walsall on loan". Bury Official Site. 31 August 2017. Retrieved 1 September 2017.