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Match Preview: Colchester United (A)

2 October 2015

The Shakers travel to Essex this Saturday to take on Colchester United in Sky Bet League One, 3pm kick-off.

Bury will be looking to carry on a number of excellent records when they take on Colchester United tomorrow afternoon in Sky Bet League One. If they beat the other form team in the League they will have won 7 games on the bounce and if they avoid defeat they will have remained unbeaten in 17 away games on the trot.


Although these records are good for the side, especially in terms of morale, the most important thing is to get the three points and maintain their fantastic standing in the League going into a new month.


However, this will not be an easy game for Bury, with Colchester United on a brilliant run of 4 wins in a row. They also have a striker in Marvin Sordell who has Premier League pedigree and will be a tricky customer for Bury’s defensive parternship of Nathan Cameron and Peter Clarke.


They started the season in similar style to the Shakers,having not won a game until October,but like Bury they did draw a good chunk of their games before their first win. This means that both teams will see a win as real intent as to how far they have come since the start of the season.


The Shakers will be buoyed by the news that last season’s Sky BetLeague Two Player of the Season, Danny Mayor,has signed a contract extension until June 2019. Bury’s playmaker will be hoping that he can show his pedigree in his first game since he put pen to paper on Friday afternoon.


During his press conference ahead of the game, Manager David Flitcroft talked about what he is expecting from the U’s:


“Like us they are an in-form team having won their last 4 games, they have pace and power. Marvin Sordell looks like he has a found a place where he fits.


“They have real technical players, and Tony (Humes) has built a style that really suits Colchester’s pitch and the pitch will suit us as well.”


David Flitcroft will be unable to call upon tricky winger Craig Jones, after he suffered an injury against Peterborough United on Tuesday night, and with a number of other key players also still out the squad is currently looking threadbare. However they do have players from last season’sLeague winning Youth Team to pick from for cover.


Colchester are also without a number of key players including Alex Wynter, Richard Brindley and Kane Vincent-Young who are all suffering from injuries.

Fans can still purchase tickets for Colchester using the online ticket facility on Colchester’s website and get them at the advance price. You can print the ticket/s at home to save queuing on the day for collections.


On the day depending on how many travelling fans there are requiring tickets, Colchester may need to open the Jobserve E2 block. Should this happen, please be aware of the following matchday prices for Jobserve E2 block :


Adults - £ 27.00

Senior - £21.00

Under 18 - £ 15.00

Under 14 - £7.00

Under 11 – Free


Disabled – Age related

If you aren't going to the match, live commentary will be available on Shakers PlayerHD.

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