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Match Preview: Millwall (A)

27 November 2015

The Shakers face a tricky task tomorrow at the New Den as they take on an in form Millwall side in Sky Bet League One, 3:00 kick-off.

Bury face Millwall in Sky Bet League One on Saturday 28th November 3pm kick-off, looking to produce an upset as they come up against one of the form sides in the league. 

The Shakers had a fantastic September winning every single game they played but in October and November Bury have found it hard to keep consistency in the league, but still find themselves only 1 point off the play off places.  

David Flitcroft's side lost in their last match in the League against Scunthorpe on Tuesday night in what was an unlucky night for the Shakers and which on another day could’ve turned out very different. Bury will be hoping to rectify that in the game tomorrow down in South East London. 

Kelvin Etuhu will be hoping to keep his place after making his first starting appearance since coming back from injury and the same can be said about Craig Jones, however he could face stiff competition from Danny Mayor who is back from a virus that kept him out of Tuesday nights clash. Andrew Tutte is back in training, but is not expected to be fully fit for another 3 weeks. 

Millwall started life back in League 1 slowly after being relegated from the Championship. Only 4 points out of a possible 15 saw the Lions sitting amongst the relegation places in August, but a steady pick up in form has seen Neil Harris’ team shoot up the table and now they’re looking like genuine promotion contenders.

In their last outing the Lions lost away against Fleetwood Town so they, like Bury, will be wanting to put a defeat behind them, but Millwall still boast one of the best records in the League in November after winning every single game in both the League and cup.

Neil Harris has selection problems of his own and will be without Lee Martin ahead of the visit from the Shakers due to suspension. Another dilemma for Harris is that experienced player Carlos Edwards could miss out again for the Lions as he’s missed the past two matches with a tight hamstring. 

A player that could influence the game at the New Den for the Shakers could be loan signing Joe Dodoo after an impressive debut against Burton Albion and another good performance on Tuesday night against Scunthorpe the Leicester loanee will be looking to get his first goal of the campaign for Bury.

Speaking to Shakers PlayerHD David Flitcroft said:

“He’s a real talent and i'm glad we’ve got him, I spoke to Leicester on Monday to try and extend his loan i think he’s in a good place, we've got a good dressing room, good environment, good coaches, good people and good leaders, plus the kids got magic”

Full commentary of the match will be live on Shakers PlayerHD, so you won’t miss out if you’re not making the journey to London.

Written by The Football College at Bury FC student Andrew Gate.

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