The Shakers face Morecambe tonight at Gigg Lane in the Second Round of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.
Bury will face Morecambe on Tuesday night, kick-off 7.45pm at Gigg Lane in the Second Round of the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy.
The Shakers overcame a local derby against Accrington Stanley in the first round; the win was the start of Bury’s magnificent record of seven wins in a row.
Morecambe were recently named ‘Team of the Round’ after their scalp against the then in-form League One side Walsall in their first round tie, this shows that they will be no walk overs and will put up a tough test for David Flitcroft’s men.
The Shakers are on a brilliant run as of late beating a number of top of the table League One sides in September, this has catapulted the side into third place in the League. Bury will now be looking to take this form into their quest for a trophy this season.
Bury Captain Nathan Cameron has stated that the side are taking the competition seriously, especially with the incentive of playing at Wembley Stadium - the home of the England National Team - on the cards.
Talking to Shakers PlayerHD he said: “The JPT is a great competition with a chance to play at Wembley and that’s where every English player wants to play.
“We have to keep working as a team and I’m sure the Gaffer will use the squad and bring in some
players that probably haven’t played as much this season.
“We want to get as far as we can in the competition as well as doing well in the League.”
As Nathan alluded to, David Flitcroft is expected to make a number of changes to his squad to give a number of his players as a chance to impress. Expected to be one of these changes is Young centre-back Matty Foulds who impressed during the first round and will want to do the same again tonight.
Although, Flitcroft has admitted he will have to be wary of the threat Morecambe will bring with them.
“Morecambe are a battalion of a team. They’ve got a top manager in Jim (Bentley), who will have them revved up, so we’ve got to get the balance right.”
Morecambe had a mixed September, having started with three wins in a row in the League, however they are currently four games without a win. They are currently 14thin League Two after losing 4-3 at home to Bristol Rovers.
The Shakers will still be without a number of players with injuries, and top scorer Leon Clarke is suspended after picking up his 5thyellow card in the away game against Colchester United on Saturday.
The Shrimps may welcome back defender Laurence Wilson, who has missed the last two matches with a hamstring injury, however Captain Peter Murphy is still expected to be out with a knee injury.
Prices for the match are as follows:
Concessions: £5.00 (to include Under 23, Over 65, Students, Unemployed, Disabled – Carer Free)
Under 11: £3.00
Under 5: Free
Please note only the Les Hart Stand and the Main Stand will be open for the game.
If you can’t get to the match, listen to live commentary of the match on Shakers PlayerHD.