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Match Preview: Burton Albion (A)

1 April 2016

Bury travel to Staffordshire this Saturday, 2nd April 2016, 3pm kick-off, to take on top of the table Burton Albion.

The Shakers take on Burton Albion tomorrow afternoon looking to build on their point against Blackpool on Good Friday and put their bad run of away form well and truly to bed.


The Shakers broke their run of bad results away from home against Blackpool last Friday and David Flitcroft has said that he took a lot of satisfaction from the win.


He explained: “We put up a good performance against Blackpool in the first half, it was more of a fight, in the second half. It was quite a difficult contest in the second half.


“I was delighted that we came back to Gigg Lane with a point away from home after being one goal down from a penalty decision. I took a lot of satisfaction from knowing that we could come back from a goal down away from home and Danny Mayor’s goal was a decent one.”


However, they will come up against a tough Burton challenge with the Staffordshire side currently sitting First in Sky Bet League One after gaining promotion with Bury last season.


The Brewers, like Bury, only picked up one point over the Easter weekend, and will be looking to get back to winning ways against the Shakers tomorrow.


The same could be said for David Flitcroft’s side as the Bury manager said that he is expecting his side to be competitive against a Burton side who have an exceptional home record this season.


Speaking ahead of the match Bury manager David Flitcroft said: “They are in a real rhythm of winning football matches, they’ve not had a dip in form this season and the transition between Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink going to QPR and then Nigel Clough taking over has been as seamless as you’ll ever see.


“They are fantastic at home, and we are going there with an expectancy to be competitive and we are going there knowing that if we aren’t at our best we will get a negative result.


“We have got to be at our best and concentrate on what we are going to do and be good at what we are going to do.”


Flitcroft’s side has been ravaged with injury over recent weeks with no less than 8 players currently in the hand’s of Physio Nick Meace. Although, David Flitcroft has hinted at the potential return of a number of those players in the next week or so.


“We are still assessing player’s, it’s Thursday today and we are still assessing quite a few players as we’ve got a big injury list at the minute.


“It is probably too late or too early to make a real assessment for Saturday, but we’ve got players who are probably getting closer in preparation for the Doncaster game.”


In stark contrast, Nigel Clough has a fully fit squad to choose from, although his side were hit with a flu virus which spread through the squad this week. Clough however has stated ahead of the match that "everybody's okay now”.


Pay on the day is available at the Pirelli Stadium, prices for the match are:


Seating :

Adult - £22.00

Over 65 - £20.00

17-22 - £20.00 (must produce I.D.)

Under 17 - £10.00


Terrace : 

Adults - £19.00

Over 65 - £17.00

17-22 - £17.00

Under 17 - £5.00


If you can’t make the match, listen to live commentary on Shakers PlayerHD from 2.45pm.




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