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MATCH PREVIEW: Town V Bury

16 September 2016

Town are back in Sky Bet League One action on Saturday when they host Bury at The County Ground (3pm Kick-Off).


After goals from Raphael Rossi-Branco and Nathan Delfouneso sealed a 2-1 success over Chelsea’s U23s in the opening game of their Checkatrade Trophy Southern Group C campaign on Tuesday, the Robins will be looking to return to winning ways on the domestic front against the Shakers.


Bury, meanwhile, had the luxury of a break in midweek but ran out 2-1 winners at home to Shrewsbury Town last weekend.


The two teams have met as recently as April 2014 with the Shakers emerging 1-0 victors at SN1 thanks to a Danny Mayor strike.


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STAT ATTACK:


meeting between the two sides with Town able to boast the far superior head-to-head record having claimed 21 wins to Bury’s 14, with there being 12 draws in total.thTomorrow’s game will be the 47


TICKET NEWS:


Tickets for the game are still on sale and will be available to buy on the day, with kids able to watch the Town play for just £1!


FULL RECORD V BURY:


P47 W21 D12 L14 F58 A46


FORM GUIDE (LAST SIX GAMES IN ALL COMPETITIONS):


TOWN – LDWDLW


BURY – DLDWWW


TOP SCORER:


TOWN – Michael Doughty (2)


BURY – Tom Pope (4)


TEAM NEWS:


TOWN – Jordan Stewart (knee) and Jordan Young (hamstring) are both on the road to recovery and will miss out tomorrow afternoon, while Anton Rodgers (tight back) could be involved after being rested in midweek.


Lawrence Vigouroux and Lloyd Jones are both suspended following dismissals in last week’s defeat away at Oxford United, meaning that young stopper Will Henry will take his place between the sticks for his first league start of the season.


However, Raphael Rossi-Branco and Jon Obika could both feature after making their long-awaited comebacks from injury last week.


BURY – Tomorrow’s visitors will be without summer signing James Vaughan, who is set to serve a one-game suspension. That is a blow for the visitors with the former Everton man having made a bright start to life at Gigg Lane, bagging three goals.


George Miller is fit and available after recovering from an ankle injury, while the game will come too soon for Andrew Tutte (hamstring) and Neil Danns (foot). Defender Nathan Cameron, midfielder Kelvin Etuhu and forward Chris Brown (all knee) are expected to be on the long-term injury list.


A WORD FROM BOTH CAMPS:


Luke Williams, Town Head Coach: “Bury are a team that is physically strong and full of experience, so it will be a test that we possibly haven’t quite come up against yet.


“The boys are going to have to compete and they are going to have to be able to win their individual battles as best as they can and then, of course, try to dominate the ball.”


Tom Pope, Bury’s Leading Scorer This Season: “The togetherness in this squad now is probably one of the best that I have ever been involved with and I think it is showing on the pitch.


“I am an unselfish player and (James) Vaughan is too. He suits me perfectly because he’s not a selfish striker like some of the ones I have played with in the past.


“It’s only early days but it seems to be going really well.”


OFFICIALS:


Referee – Charles Breakspear


Assistants – Mark Derrien and Mark Griffiths


Fourth Official – Marvyn Amphlett


PLAYED FOR BOTH TEAMS:


Nicky Ajose, Nathan Delfouneso, Ashley Grimes, Ray McHale, Tope Obadeyi, Bobby Smith, Wayne Allison, Cameron Belford, Giles Coke, Adam El-Abd, Ian Miller, Ricky Shakes, Darren Bullock, Sam Collins, Mike Grella, Tommy Miller, Andy Rowland.


Enjoy The Game Tomorrow And Be Sure To Make Plenty Of Noise For The Boys In Red!


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