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Match Preview: Chesterfield (H)

11 December 2015

The Shakers take on Chesterfield tomorrow afternoon at Gigg Lane in Sky Bet League One, 3pm kick-off.

Bury will face Chesterfield in Sky Bet League One on Saturday, 12th December 3pm KO, looking to carry the feel good factor of beating local rivals Rochdale in the FA Cup back into their League campaign.

The Shakers had an unremarkable November having only won one game in the League with three defeats, however they did not play badly in any of these games and still sit comfortable in tenth position with a chance of moving back into the play-off places if results go their way at the weekend.

Chesterfield haven’t had as good a start as expected and currently find themselves seven points and six places behind Bury in 16th place. They are also currently without a manager after Dean Saunders was sacked by the club after a recent run of form which has seen them without a win in the League since the end of October.

The fact they don't have a manager could make the game even more challenging according to Bury Manager David Flitcroft who believes they will be coming up against “players who will be fearing their job.”

The Shakers fans were outstanding on Sunday and were named the “wall of noise” by the players and management staff after being a key part of spurring the team on against Rochdale. Bury Manager David Flitcroft is now expecting the fans to bring that back to Gigg Lane for the rest of the season.

Speaking ahead of the match David Flitcroft said: “You want your home fans to back the plan and back the momentum. You want to see everyone that travelled over their supporting us in the stadium at a home match.

“I’m not too sure if it was the dynamic of their stadium with all the fans together and then you split them up to different parts of the stadium, but that is something the club need to look into.”

The Shakers are starting to see the return of a majority of players that have been injured for the last month or so, Andrew Tutte and Jacob Mellis are two players that are now back in training and will be hoping to start in the coming weeks although tomorrow is expected to be too soon.

Joe Riley may be available after missing out on Sunday’s game away at Rochdale in the FA Cup, with Danny Mayor also muted for a possible starting place after coming off injured against Rochdale.

Rob Lainton will continue his return to first team action after his first appearance albeit on the bench since an injury which has kept him out for the past seven games.

Chesterfield could be without striker Lee Novak after he suffered a minor injury in training on Thursday. The Spireites will definitely be without centre-back Richard Wood who suffered an abductor injury against Walsall on Saturday.

Tickets are priced at Category B for this game.

If you can’t make the match listen to live commentary on Shakers PlayerHD.



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