David Flitcroft has revealed the strength in depth in Bury's defence was the reason he allowed Pablo Mills to speak to Cheltenham.
David Flitcroft called his Bury players and staff "the luckiest people alive" after the club moved into Carrington.
League Two strugglers Cheltenham have signed three players on loan in a bid to revive their season.
Bury have announced they will move into Manchester City's former training ground in Carrington from March 1.
Bury midfielders Tom Soares and Andrew Tutte have both signed two-and-a-half-year contract extensions at the JD Stadium.
David Flitcroft feels Bury are well worth a place in the League Two play-offs after winning 1-0 at home to Hartlepool.
Bury ground out a 1-0 home win against rock-bottom Hartlepool to climb back into the League Two play-off places.
Team news for Saturday's League Two clash between Bury and Hartlepool United at the JD Stadium