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Match Preview: Coventry City (H)

25 September 2015

The Shakers host Coventry City in Sky Bet League One on Saturday, kick-off 3pm, as they look for their fifth win in a row.

After winning their first League match away at Walsall at the start of the month, the Shakers are now unbeaten in three games and are looking very strong in all departments.


The visit of Coventry City will be Bury’s second home game on the bounce and a win will be their second home win of the season, after a slow start to the campaign. A win will also lift the in-form Shakers above Coventry into fourth place.


Coventry City have been in League One since their relegation from the Championship in the 2011/12 season, this was the first time the Sky Blues had been in the third tier of English football for 48 years having spent 34 years in the top flight.


The side have been through a rough period in their history since then, but have now seen a new lease of stability within theClub with having recently returned to their home - the Ricoh Arena - in August last year, after leaving due to a dispute in 2013.


This has shown on the pitch with the side starting the season off in fine form with 16 points accumulated from 8 games and sit fourth in the table - three points above Bury.


The Sky Blues have only lost two games so far this season - both on their travels - which will give Tony Mowbray’s men incentive to better their away record against a side that have only won one game at home this season.


However, the Shakers are currently brimming with confidence after their recent upturn in results, and with a good crowd expected,Captain Nathan Cameron and the rest of the lads will want to give the town of Bury even more to shout about.


The Shakers have no new injury concerns ahead of the match but will still be without a number of key players including Kelvin Etuhu, Andrew Tutte, Ryan Lowe and Keil O’Brien. Danny Nardiello is now training with the rest of the squad, however Flitcroft will not be rushing him back.


The absence of Etuhu and Tutte has allowed for summer signing Reece Brown to stake a claim for his place in the squad with a battling performance in the engine room against Port Vale last Saturday.


Tony Mowbray also has no new injury concerns with James Maddison still sidelined and not expected to return until after the new year. The game may also see the return of full-back Ryan Haynes who has only played one minute so far this season.


Prices for the match are as follows and will be available from theClub ticket office until kick-off: -

Under 5’s:  Free of charge
Under 11’s: £6.00 
Concessions: £12.00 
Adults: £18.00 

1 Adult / 2 Children (U16) - £24.00
1 Adult / 1 Child (Under 16) - £18.00 

*Concessions are Senior Citizen (qualifying age is 65 and over) , Student, Unemployed, Disabled &Under 23.


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