January began much like the year is ending - with a pitch inspection. The opening fixture at home to Crewe was called off due to a frozen pitch, as were the subsequent games with Cheltenham and Morecambe. Inbetween the postponements came the regeneration of the Official Site into a FLi branded site. When the action finally starts just 1,367 watch the Bulls draw with Crewe, while defeats at Bury and Port Vale follow prompting a £10,000 bid for Tony James. It is eventually rejected, with James signing a new deal at Burton.
February sees the Bulls beat Lincoln 2-0 to earn their first win of the year, and then follow it up with a 1-0 victory over Torquay. A loss at Shrewsbury followed before even a dog was good enough to evade a poor Aldershot defence in a 2-0 home win. A 4-3 home loss to Burton sees Tony James score the winner, while Northampton beat the Bulls in front of a record low crowd of 1,266. A hammering at Notts County follows before a resolute performance sees the Bulls win at Whaddon Road.
March sees the Bulls lose to Macclesfield in a game overshadowed by the death of Keith Alexander, with John Trewick losing his job shortly afterwards. The first application for the Manager's job comes from Shaun Teale. Graham Turner takes over but his first act is to submit a planning application for the Blackfriars End. Two straight losses greet the veteran boss' return - and another record low attendance - before beating Bradford 2-0. Kenny Lunt ends speculation about his future by waiving a contract clause that guarantees him another year at Edgar Street, allowing him to play again, then helps the Bulls to their first double of the season over Chesterfield.