Bury manager David Flitcroft has been named the Sky Bet League 2 Manager of the Month for February.

His shrewd January acquisitions helped bring about a dramatic transformation in performances and results for the Shakers.

Dave Bassett, who chairs the Sky Bet Manager of the Month judging panel, said: "David has had a major influence following his appointment.

"Bury's unbeaten month secured an extremely valuable 11 points which steered them away from the relegation zone."

Sky Sports' Football League pundit Don Goodman said: "Sky Bet League 2 is so tight that a few good results can massively improve your position.

"David and his team went the whole of February unbeaten, which is an even more extraordinary feat considering they were fighting for survival in the Sky Bet Football League.

"David will know his team can't afford to take their foot off the gas, as many of the teams below them have started to pick up some positive results as well."

Sky Bet Head of Football Paul Wiggins said: "February has seen Bury cement their position in Sky Bet League 2.

"The 4-1 win away to Mansfield Town is undoubtedly the highlight of what was a positive month for the Shakers."

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