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Tranmere v Bury Preview

1 May 2015

A preview of tomorrow's game at Prenton Park...

Tomorrow's game at Tranmere Rovers is set to be one of the biggest games in the Club's history, as last weekend's results kept Bury's automatic promotion dream alive ahead of the final weekend. 

The Shakers moved to 82 points after victory over AFC Wimbledon in their final home game of the season, and now sit just 2 points behind Southend United who currently occupy the final automatic promotion spot. 

Bury leapfrogged Wycombe Wanderers following the Chairboys' 1-0 defeat to the hands of Morecambe, but could only move up to fourth in the Sky Bet League 2 table after promotion rivals Southend United saw off play-off hopefuls Luton Town, with a 1-0 home win. 

If third-placed Southend United fail to win at Morecambe and the Shakers are victorious at Prenton Park, Bury can clinch automatic promotion.

In his pre-match press conference on Thursday, the Gaffer said “Jim Bentley will be giving it everything to try to beat Southend, but we have just got to concentrate on us.” - It's Tranmere Rovers that stand between Bury and possible promotion to Sky Bet League One. 

Tomorrow's game was set to be a vital for both of the North West sides, before results went against Tranmere at the weekend, results which saw them become the second side in the League to be relegated to the Conference along with Cheltenham Town.

The Gaffer admitted to being relieved that Bury will not be remembered as the club that put Tranmere down.

“It is a massive trauma for Tranmere so I am probably relieved a bit that it doesn’t hinge on us going down there and maybe knocking a team out of the league, because I would have taken no joy from that.”

Team Updates

Both Danny Mayor and Joe Riley have shaken off minor injuries and are amongst the players available for selection. Bury's only absentee is Jim McNulty, who is still suffering from a hip injury.

Alan Rogers will be without defenders Danny Holmes (ankle) and Rob Taylor, as well as Marcus Holness (knee) who has been ruled out of the game with his long-term injury. 

Match Day Coverage

Tune into Shakers Player for LIVE full-match commentary from Michael Henson and Maurice Dickson from 2.55pm.

There will also be live coverage of the game over on the club's official Twitter account @buryfcofficial, as well as regular updates on the club’s official Facebook page.

Last League Meeting

Saturday 4th October 2014, The JD Stadium, Bury 2 – Tranmere Rovers 0

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