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El-Abd: Looking Forward to the Challenge

24 April 2015

Defender, Adam El-Abd is looking forward to the challenge of getting promotion starting with tomorrows clash with AFC Wimbledon at the JD Stadium, 3pm kick-off.

The Shakers take on AFC Wimbledon on Saturday at the JD Stadium, in only the fourth meeting between the two sides.

The Bury defence will come up against prominent forward Adebayo Akinfenwa , however Shakers on-loan defender Adam El-Abd has said they are looking at the whole team as a threat not individuals.

Additionally, he and the rest of the squad can’t wait to get back on the JD pitch and keep their promotion hopes alive.

Speaking ahead of the match, Adam El-Abd said: “We prepare each game the same way; we always do our homework on the opposition. It’s never just about one player; it’s about the whole team.

“We also concentrate on what we’re going to do, how we are going to cause them problems. 

“It’s a game that can’t come quick enough really, because we are all looking forward to bouncing back from the disappointment on Tuesday night.

“We’ll hopefully win the game and take our chances right until the last game of the season, which is what we are looking to do.

“Football’s a funny game sometimes; it’s not over just yet.”   

Adam believes that if they don’t achieve their main aim of making it into the automatic promotion places, they still have a great chance of going up through the play-offs.

If that is the case the experienced defender has said it would be “unbelievable to go to Wembley”, he also admitted that he has never been before throughout his long career.

He said: “It’s something I’ve never done in my career and I’m thirty years old, so it would be a great opportunity to be able to play at Wembley in a play-off final.

“The ultimate goal is obviously to get promoted, whether that’s through the play-offs or automatic, we are convinced we will do it whether it’s straight forward or not.

“I’m just looking forward to the challenge which starts on Saturday.”

Watch the full interview with Adam El-Abd on this weeks Shakers TV today at 5pm.

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