Hilton in the Shake up
By Alex Livie
Last Updated: 01/01/70 1:00am
Paul Hilton is rumoured to be among the candidates to take charge at Bury.Ipswich Town youth coach Paul Hilton is rumoured to be among the candidates to take charge at Bury.
The Gigg Lane outfit are on the lookout for a new manager following the departure of Graham Barrow and the board are busy pulling together a shortlist.
Chris Casper is in caretaker control of first team affairs, but is not in the running to take charge on a permanent basis.
The local media believe the club have been flooded with applications and Hilton's name has cropped up.
Hilton turned out for The Shakers in the 1980s before going on to forge a successful playing career at West Ham.
He has been working with Ipswich's youth team and is being linked with a move into full time management.
Peter Farrell is another name in the frame and he too has experienced life at Gigg Lane, having played for the club in the 1970s.
Farrell has played a key part in shaping Bolton's academy, but is looking to cut his managerial teeth at Gigg Lane.
Former Northern Ireland boss and ex-Bury player Sammy McIlroy is another name in the frame and the Shakers board are likely to have plenty to mull over in the days ahead.
McIlroy has admitted a fondness for Bury and refused to rule himself out of the running.
"Bury is a fantastic club and when I played there I had a rapport with the fans but the dust needs to settle," he said.
Meanwhile, Bury youngster Andy Parrish has been rewarded with his first professional contract after penning a two-year deal with The Shakers this week.