League Two: Bury squad helping towards Portsmouth travel

Bury players
Bury have taken 24 points from their past 10 games

Bury boss David Flitcroft has revealed the squad have contributed money towards their flights back from Portsmouth, in an effort to help their attempt for League Two promotion.

Flitcroft's side, who play against Pompey on Saturday, will fly down on Friday night and stay in a hotel.

After their 1-0 win over second-placed Shrewsbury, the Shakers are four points off the automatic promotion places.

"The players have contributed to the flights home," Flitcroft said.

The 41-year-old told BBC Radio Manchester: "That's how committed this group are to doing the right thing and preparing.

"We've got a lot of work to do but these players are driven to keep pushing."

After starting 2015 outside the play-off places, Bury have won eight of their last 10 games to give them a chance of breaking into the top three.

The Greater Manchester side spent two seasons in the third tier between 2011 and 2013 before they were relegated back to League Two with financial difficulties.

"We want to keep applying pressure to the top teams, it's something we've done fantastically well," Flitcroft added.

"All we can do is our business. Whatever happens at any ground we can't be affected, so we're focusing on us."

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Bury face Portsmouth, Southend, Wimbledon and Tranmere in their remaining games