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Jacob Mellis a perfect fit for Bury - David Flitcroft

30 June 2015

Bury manager David Flitcroft believes that new signing Jacob Mellis will fit in well at Gigg Lane.

Mellis has signed for the Sky Bet League 1 outfit on a two-year deal, becoming the Shakers’ fourth addition of the summer. 

And he is a player Flitcroft knows well, with the pair having linked up at Barnsley earlier in their respective careers.

“I worked with Jacob at Barnsley, where he was an instrumental player in helping us stay in the Championship,” the  41-year-old boss told Bury’s official site.

“In the time I worked with him we built a very good relationship based on trust, and I believe that this was a major factor in Jacob coming to Bury.

“I have brought Jacob to the club as I feel he fits perfectly into the vision we have for our team on the pitch and into the new DNA profile for a Bury player.

"Jacob has not yet reached his potential and it is our aim and desire to give him a home where he can fulfill that.

"I believe that he will create opportunities and score goals. He can improve us in all forward areas of the pitch with his creation and execution quality.

"The environment which we have created here will suit Jacob’s needs. We have an outstanding support infrastructure here at Bury, not only with the staff but also with the players. We have players here who will have a major impact on Jacob’s future both on and off the pitch.”  

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