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Match Preview: Sheffield United (A)

11 September 2015

Bury take on Sheffield United this Saturday at Bramall Lane, in Sky Bet League One, kick-off 3pm.

The Shakers will be looking to build on their first three points of the season in their 1-0 win over Walsall last Saturday - who were unbeaten going into the match - when they take on the Blades tomorrow afternoon.


Bury have taken a few weeks to adjust to the higher levels that are expected of teams in League One, but have never looked out of their depth, with 4 draws in 5 games. But the team had conceded 11 goals and scored 10, without winning a game before beating Walsall.


However, Manager David Flitcroft looked to cut their defensive mistakes out on the training field before they faced Walsall, and this showed as the side kept their first clean sheet of the season and more importantly looked solid at the back.


A big factor in this was the emergence of Rob Lainton who staked his claim to be the Shakers first choice goalkeeper for the rest of the season, with a confident performance between the sticks, with the rest of the defensive unit also impressing.


The Shakers currently sit 12thin the League which is more than respectable for a newly promoted side, but with goals coming naturally to the side and the defence looking more solid as every game goes by, the side could well start moving up the table.


This will be helped by the side now looking to start a run of wins, beginning with another challenging fixture against established League One side Sheffield United away from home tomorrow.


The Blades have started the campaign off strongly as was expected of them, with 4 wins and 1 loss in 5 matches. They currently sit fourth in theLeague, and a win could see them move into the top spot with a game in hand over the other sides around them.


Nigel Adkins’ side will be a little bit rusty having not played a competitive game in 11 days, however at this early point of the season this shouldn’t affect them too much and are expected to give the Shakers a hard test.


David Flitcroft has confirmed that the Shakers will be withoutstriker Ryan Lowe, after suffering from a re-occurring injury on his calf which will keep him out for at least 4 weeks.


Joe Riley is expected to start after recovering from an injury which forced the full-back to come off on the 52ndminute against Walsall. Danny Rose,who sat out Saturday’s trip to Walsall, trained on Thursday, but tomorrow may be seen as too soon for the young striker. Another player who is slowly recovering is Danny Nardiello whose back pain has gone, but he will be eased back into first team duties slowly.


Kelvin Etuhu and Keil O’Brien are also not expected to be ready for tomorrow’s game.


Sheffield United will be buoyed by the return of four internationals in Che Adams, David Edgar, Louis Reed and Callum McFadzean, who have all been away with their respective countries.


Ex-Everton youngster James Wallace will miss out with muscle problems, after being taken off during their victory over Swindon Town. It is also seen as too soon for Stefan Scougall to make his return.


Tickets for the match will be available CASH ONLY on the day at Bramall Lane at the following prices:-


£1.00 Juniors
£13.00 Students & Young Adults 
£15.00 Seniors & Disabled 
£22.00 Adults 

Listen to live audio commentary of the on Shakers PlayerHD.

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