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PREVIEW: Bury V Town

10 February 2017

Town will be looking to bounce back and return to winning ways when they make the trip to Bury in the Sky Bet League One on Saturday (3pm Kick-Off).


Luke Williams’ side suffered a 2-1 defeat to local rivals Oxford United last Sunday, despite leading at half-time thanks to a Fankaty Dabo goal.


Bury were also on the losing side in their last outing after falling to a 2-1 defeat away at Shrewsbury Town.


It was the Shakers who came out on top the last time these two sides met with a Jon Obika goal not enough to get the hosts back into the contest after Hallam Hope had bagged a brace in the first-half.


STAT ATTACK:


Town and Bury have locked horns on just 48 occasions in all competitions and the Robins are able to boast the better head-to-head record with 21 victories to their name, compared to the Shakers’ 15.


FULL RECORD V BURY:


P48 W21 D12 L15 F59 A48


TICKET NEWS:


Tickets for tomorrow’s game are now off advance sale although visiting fans will be able to purchase tickets on the day prior to kick-off.


TICKET PRICES:


£18Adult -

£12O65 -

£12U23 -

£12Student -

£10U18 -

£5U11 -

£1U8 -

FREEU5 - 

£12Disabled -

FREEHelper - 

Only 25 pairs available.£18 - Family Ticket (1 Adult, 1 U16)


FORM GUIDE (LAST SIX GAMES IN ALL COMPETITIONS):


BURY - LLWDDL


TOWN - DDWLLL


TOP SCORERS:


BURY - James Vaughan (17)


TOWN - Luke Norris (4)


TEAM NEWS:


BURY - Danny Mayor could return for the Shakers having missed a chunk of action in recent weeks after undergoing surgery to cure abdominal pains.


Andrew Tutte may also be in contention having recovered from illness although exciting winger Zeli Ismail looks set to miss the remainder of this season with a groin injury.


Nathan Cameron (knee) and Craig Jones (torn thigh) are both on the long-term injury list and won’t feature tomorrow.


TOWN - Jon Obika will be assessed prior to kick-off having returned to full training in recent weeks, while Brandon Ormonde-Ottewill is also well on the comeback trail having got 90 minutes under his belt in midweek during a Development game.


Brad Barry (ankle) and Ellis Iandolo (hip) are also recovering well from their respective knocks but are unlikely to feature tomorrow.


However, on a positive note, in-form keeper Lawrence Vigouroux will be available to play after seeing his red card, which was picked up in the defeat to Oxford United last Sunday, overturned earlier this week. 


Rohan Ince, who signed on loan from Brighton & Hove Albion on Transfer Deadline Day, could be in line to make his debut with Town likely to shuffle the pack as they look to return to winning ways.


A WORD FROM BOTH CAMPS:


Chris Brass, Bury Head Coach: “I expect a good game of football. I’ve seen Swindon play a few times in recent weeks and, in my opinion, they do things right.


“They want to play through the field and it’s the sort of game that will be good for us.


“The pitch will be set up right in order to do that and I anticipate an attacking game of football from both sides.”


Luke Williams, Swindon Town Head Coach: “If we lose to anyone at the moment then it is a severe blow but we need to be able to move on very quickly from each game at this moment, because if we spend too long dwelling then it is going to make things more difficult.


“We’ve worked on trying to impose ourselves on the game and stop the opposition from having a clear sight at James Vaughan and Tom Pope, who are clearly a physical danger to us.


“Provided that we’re capable of putting the game plan into action, then we’ve got a chance of making it a difficult day for Vaughan and Pope.”


OFFICIALS:


Referee - Mark Brown


Assistants - Barry Cropp & Paul Newhouse


Fourth Official - Steven Rushton


PLAYED FOR BOTH:


Nicky Ajose, Sam Collins, Mike Grella, Andy Rowland, Wayne Allison, Leon Clarke, Nathan Delfouneso, Ashley Grimes, Tope Obadeyi, Giles Coke, Adam El-Abd, Adam Rooney, Ricky Shakes.


FOLLOW THE ACTION LIVE:


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in the wake of the game. www.swindontownfc.co.ukSTFC Player HD subscribers will also be able to enjoy full uninterrupted commentary of the match whilst there will be a full match report and plenty of reaction on


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