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The 2015–16 season is Bury's first season back in League One since relegation in 2012–13 season after gaining promotion the previous season It is also their 131st year in existence.[1] Along with competing in League One, the club will also participate in the FA Cup, League Cup and JP Trophy. The season covers the period from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2016.

Bury
2015–16 season
ChairmanStewart Day
ManagerDavid Flitcroft
StadiumGigg Lane
League One16th
FA CupFourth round
(vs. Hull City)
League CupSecond round
(vs. Leicester City)
JP TrophySecond round
(vs. Morecambe)
Top goalscorerLeague:
Leon Clarke (15 goals)

All:
Leon Clarke (17 goals)
Highest home attendance7,064 vs. Hull City, 30 January 2016
Lowest home attendance1,508 vs. Morecambe, 6 October 2015
Average home league attendance3,751

TransfersEdit

Transfers inEdit

Date from Position Nationality Name From Fee Ref.
1 July 2015 MF   Scott Burgess Academy Trainee [2]
1 July 2015 CF   Leon Clarke Wolverhampton Wanderers Free transfer [3]
1 July 2015 CB   Peter Clarke Blackpool Free transfer [4]
1 July 2015 CF   Anthony Dudley Academy Trainee [2]
1 July 2015 CB   Matty Foulds Academy Trainee [2]
1 July 2015 CM   Jacob Mellis Blackpool Free transfer [5]
1 July 2015 CF   Tom Pope Port Vale Free transfer [6]
1 July 2015 DF   Marcus Poscha Academy Trainee [2]
1 July 2015 GK   Jack Ruddy Academy Trainee [2]
1 July 2015 CF   Brayden Shaw Academy Trainee [7]
13 July 2015 LM   Danny Pugh Coventry City Free transfer [8]
7 August 2015 CB   Reece Brown Free agent Free transfer [9]
6 November 2015 GK   Paddy Kenny Free agent Free transfer [10]

Transfers outEdit

Date from Position Nationality Name To Fee Ref.
1 July 2015 RM   Nicky Adams Northampton Town Free transfer [11]
1 July 2015 CB   James McNulty Rochdale [a] Free transfer [2]
1 July 2015 CB   Pablo Mills Free Agent Released [2]
1 July 2015 RW   Chris Sedgwick Retired N/A [13]
1 July 2015 RM   Joe Thompson Carlisle United [b] Released [2]
19 November 2015 GK   Paddy Kenny Free Agent Released [15]
  1. ^ Following McNulty's release he joined Rochdale.[12]
  2. ^ Following Thompson's release he joined Carlisle United.[14]

Loans inEdit

Date from Position Nationality Name From Date until Ref.
21 July 2015 GK   Christian Walton Brighton & Hove Albion 1 September 2015[a] [17]
19 November 2015 FW   Joe Dodoo Leicester City 18 December 2015 [18]
  1. ^ Walton returned to Brighton on 1 September 2015, due to injury.[16]

Loans outEdit

Date from Position Nationality Name To Date until Ref.
10 September 2015 MF   Scott Burgess Stalybridge Celtic 8 October 2015 [19]
27 January 2016 FW   Daniel Nardiello Plymouth Argyle End of the season [20]

CompetitionsEdit

Pre–season friendliesEdit

On 16 June 2015, Bury announced their confirmed pre–season fixtures.[21]

League OneEdit

League tableEdit

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
14 Southend United 46 16 11 19 58 64 −6 59
15 Swindon Town 46 16 11 19 64 71 −7 59
16 Bury[a] 46 16 12 18 56 73 −17 57
17 Oldham Athletic 46 12 18 16 44 58 −14 54
18 Chesterfield 46 15 8 23 58 70 −12 53
Updated to match(es) played on 1 July 2016. Source: BBC Sport
Rules for classification: 1) Points; 2) Goal difference; 3) Number of goals scored
Notes:
  1. ^ Bury were deducted 3 points for playing the unregistered Callum Styles against Southend United on 8 May.[22]

MatchesEdit

On 17 June 2015, the fixtures for the forthcoming season were announced.[23]

FA CupEdit

League CupEdit

Football League TrophyEdit

Lancashire Senior CupEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "History". Statto.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h "The Retained List". Bury FC. 14 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Shakers Capture Clarke". Bury FC. 2 June 2015.
  4. ^ "Clarke Joins the Shakers". Bury FC. 30 May 2015.
  5. ^ "Jacob Mellis: Bury sign former Chelsea and Blackpool midfielder". Bury FC. 30 June 2015.
  6. ^ "Bury Net Pope". Bury FC. 9 June 2015.
  7. ^ "Shaw Turns Professional". Bury FC. 27 June 2015.
  8. ^ "Utility man Pugh joins Bury". Bury FC. 13 July 2015.
  9. ^ "Short-term deal for Reece". Bury FC. 10 August 2015. Retrieved 7 August 2015.
  10. ^ "Paddy's back". Bury FC. 6 November 2015. Retrieved 19 November 2015.
  11. ^ "Nicky Adams joins Northampton". Bury FC. 22 May 2015.
  12. ^ "Dale sign ex-Bury defender McNulty". BBC Sport. 2 June 2015.
  13. ^ "Chris Sedgwick calls time". Bury FC. 5 May 2015.
  14. ^ "Joe Thompson Signs Deal With Carlisle United". News & Star. 31 July 2015.
  15. ^ "Paddy Kenny Terminates Contract at Bury". Bury FC. 19 November 2015.
  16. ^ "Walton Returns to Brighton". Brighton & Hove Albion FC. 1 September 2015. Retrieved 1 September 2015.
  17. ^ "Bury Capture Christian". Bury FC. 21 July 2015.
  18. ^ "Gaffer gets his man". Bury FC. 19 November 2015. Retrieved 19 November 2015.
  19. ^ "Burgess out on loan". Bury FC. 10 September 2015. Retrieved 10 September 2015.
  20. ^ "Daniel Nardiello: Plymouth Argyle sign striker on loan from Bury". BBC Sport. 27 January 2016. Retrieved 21 February 2016.
  21. ^ "Pre–Season Schedule". Bury FC. 16 June 2015.
  22. ^ "EFL Statement: Bury deducted 3 points for fielding ineligible player". EFL. 1 July 2016. Retrieved 1 July 2016.
  23. ^ "Fixtures 2015/16". Bury FC. 17 June 2015.