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Preview - Bury

26 February 2013

TOWN are back at The County Ground this evening when they welcome Bury to SN1.

Interim managers Tommy Miller and Darren Ward steered Swindon to a share of the spoils against Preston at the weekend and will be hoping to carry Town’s recent momentum into tonight’s match against Bury.

THE VIEW

Darren Ward told the media on Monday afternoon that Saturday had been a stern examination but he was looking forward to taking what he and the team had learned into the clash against the Shakers.

“Saturday was difficult and we now know what it’s like on the pitch and we’ll look to improve ourselves,” he said.

“It was the first time for us there’s a lot to deal with but we’re trying to set the foundations to move forward. 

“We’re taking it game-by-game at the minute with the position we’re in. With what’s been going on it’s game-by-game - that’s the way we approached it anyway. We want to keep it ‘as per’ as much as possible and keep the players playing for us and wanting to do well.” 

THE STORY SO FAR

The Shakers currently sit two places from the bottom of League One and six points from safety. 

Since the appointment of Kevin Blackwell, Bury enjoyed a mini revival in November, winning three of their five league games. Over December and January, they went on a run of ten games without a win picking up just six points along the way. 

At the start of February, the Shakers pulled off a shock 2-0 win over high-flying Doncaster then earned a point at Brentford. Since then however, Blackwell’s side have been on the losing side in their last three outings. 

LAST TIME OUT

James Collins was the Town hero earlier in the season when he notched the only goal of the match at Gigg Lane. His strike after barely 30 seconds secured all three points. 

History appears to be on Swindon’s side in this fixture with the Shakers only winning three times in their 22 visits to SN1. The last time the two sides met in November 2006, both sides were in League Two. Town ran out 2-1 winner on that day, needing a 90th minute own goal from Bury’ s John Fitzgerald to clinch all three points. Paul Scott had given the Shakers the lead and Christian Roberts levelled before the late drama.

Bury’s last win in Wiltshire was way back in April 1977 when they recorded a 1-0 win. Both Andy Rowland and Billy Tucker, who would go on to play for Swindon later on in their careers, were on the winning side that day.

Swindon registered a huge scoreline in 1978 when they ran out 8-0 winners. 

TICKETS

Adult tickets have been reduced to just £20 in the side stands and just £17 in the Fastplant Town End.

All other price categories remain the same.

Tickets are available in person from the STFC Box Office or via phone by calling 0871 876 1993. Tickets are also available online by clicking here.

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