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Match Preview: Wigan Athletic (H)

9 October 2015

Bury face local rivals Wigan Athletic tomorrow afternoon at Gigg Lane, kick-off 3pm, looking for their seventh consecutive League win.

October, 3pm KO.thThe Shakers will be looking to extend their fantastic League record to seven wins in a row when taking on Wigan Athletic at Gigg Lane on Saturday 10


Bury had a fantastic September with a perfect record of five wins out of five in the League, after another win during their first game of October they look to be on track to do it again this month.


However, they will come up against one of their toughest challenges yet when they take on Wigan Athletic tomorrow in Sky Bet League One, a side who recently had a sustained spell in the Premier League as well as winning the FA Cup in 2013.


Although the Latics have recently fallen down the tiers of English football, they still have Premier League standard facilities throughout the Club which has led to them being tipped as strong favourites to bounce straight back up to the Championship.


They have found life in League One a challenging prospect at times throughout their first season back in the League, however they are currently on a streak of four games unbeaten and are sitting 9th with the chance of leapfrogging their way into the play-off places with a win on Saturday.


After their fantastic run in recent weeks the Shakers are currently sat third in the League, with the potential to move into the top spot if everything goes their way on Saturday.


There could be three players making a return from suspension in the match with Bury’s Leon Clarke and Wigan’s Captain Craig Morgan and Jordan Flores all having served their respective bans. Wigan may also be buoyed by the return of Grant Holt and Don Cowie, although they are expected to be without Chris McCann who took a knock on Tuesday night.  Jason Pearce and Kevin McNaughton are the sides long-term injuries. They will also be without Will Grigg who is away on international duty with Northern Ireland.


The Shakers have no fresh injury concerns, with a number of players being refreshed after a rest during Tuesday night’s JPT defeat to Morecambe which will only serve them well for the visit of their Lancashire rivals.


Tickets for the match are Category A.


If you cannot make the game, live commentary of the match is available on Shakers PlayerHD.

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