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Shirtliff still in Shakers shake-up

13 September 2012

Caretaker boss Peter Shirtliff remains in contention to be Bury's next manager.

The Shakers are winless in six matches under Shirtliff following Richie Barker's departure to Crawley on the eve of the new season, but a statement issued by the club on Thursday morning confirmed the 51-year-old is set to feature when the recruitment process moves to the interview stage after a board meeting this week.

Bury also moved to distance themselves from local media reports suggesting Sammy McIlroy, David Flitcroft, Chris Brass and Ian McParland featured on the shortlist to succeed Barker.

The statement read: "The board of directors are currently assessing the full range of CVs from potential managers that have applied for the position of manager at Bury Football Club.

"The chairman has asked that all directors read them and present their thoughts at a meeting later this week. At this point, a shortlist will be drawn up and the search for a new manager will either move to interview stage or a potential manager will be offered the role.

"Peter Shirtliff will be a part of that interview process and will remain in charge of first team affairs for the immediate future. Of the names listed in the Bury Times this morning, none are involved in the process of searching for a new manager."

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