Bury Manager, David Flitcroft, is expecting a good atmosphere from the fans, but wants them to respect a relegated member of the North West family.
Saturday’s opponents Tranmere Rovers have been in the Football League for 94 years, however they will be playing non-league football next season after they were relegated from the League this term.
On the other hand, Bury could clinch promotion from the League after sitting around the promotion places for most of the season, however this can only happen if other results go their way.
However, whatever happens, the team has already secured their place in the League Two play-offs, with a final at Wembley potentially on the cards.
Bury Manager, David Flitcroft, has spoken of his sadness at the relegation of Saturday’s opponents, and he hopes that the large Shakers following will respect their hosts.
He has also taken his hat off to the fantastic Bury away support, after having high numbers follow the team throughout his time so far at the Club and is expecting the same again.
Speaking ahead of the match earlier today, David Flitcroft said: “We’ve lost one of the North West football family and that hurts you as someone from the region.
“I love everything about North West football, I’ve watched it and been a part of it for most of my life, and it has been a massive part of my life.
“When you lose a member of that family it is galling, because we do try and support each other.
“We’ve had that assistance while I’ve been here from the likes of Bolton, Man City and Man United, so it is horrible that we’ve lost a club that is steeped in history.”
Flitcroft is hoping that although the game is a massive moment in the Shakers’ history, Bury fans who are travelling in their numbers after selling out their allocation, will show a team in trouble the respect they deserve.
He will also not be expecting them to roll over and will want to win the last game of the season for the fans who have stuck with them.
He explained: “A lot of the Tranmere fans are hurting, and rightly so. I hope our fans show respect to another member of the North West family on Saturday.
“I’ve been a football player for 20 years, and I’ve never known a footballer not want to win a match, most of them want to win a big match every day.
“We can guarantee that the Tranmere fans will want to win the match, and that is why the English game is so fantastic.
“The away following we’ve had since I have been here has been remarkable, they travel in numbers, voice and spirit.
“To see 2,300, and probably more will turn up without a ticket, shows that there is a real feel good factor about this match.”
Watch the full interview on the Bury FC Network here.