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Match Preview: Peterborough United (H)

1 March 2016

The Shakers take on Peterborough United tonight looking for their third home win in four games at Gigg Lane.

Bury take on Peterborough United at Gigg Lane on Tuesday 1st March 2016, 7.45pm kick-off, with the task of maintaining their fantastic recent home form which has seen them pick up 8 points in their last five games.

 

The Shakers know that their home form is the platform they will use to pursue their goal of gaining over 50 points – which they hope will keep them in Sky Bet League One for another season.

 

Peterborough United will be a tough test for Bury with both sides sitting on the same points haul, with the Posh one place above the Shakers due to goal difference.

 

Posh Manager Graham Westley took over from Dave Robertson at the end of September after the side struggled to accumulate points at the start of the Season and has turned their form around moving them to 15th in the League. However, over recent weeks they have struggled to pick up any points and are currently on a run of four defeats in a row.

 

Westley will be looking to avenge his sides defeat to the Shakers at the ABAX stadium at the start of October, which was the ex-Stevenage man’s first defeat as Posh manager, with Tom Pope scoring the winner seconds after coming on as a substitute.

 

The Shakers were rocked by the news that Captain Nathan Cameron will not be available for the rest of the season due to needing surgery on his injured knee.

 

This news has forced David Flitcroft to look to bring in defensive cover, which the backroom staff are currently working hard on, although nothing is expected to be over the line for tonight’s game.

 

David Flitcroft may have top scorer Leon Clarke available after a hamstring injury which has kept his out of the last 2 games, although Tom Pope and Ryan Lowe will be looking to keep their starting places even if Leon is deemed fit.

 

Graham Westley has hinted to the local Peterborough press that they may have a number of “big hitters” back in contention for the game.

 

A number of players missed out on their last game – a 2-1 defeat to Swindon Town -  including central defender Jack Baldwin, left-back Kgosi Nthle, striker Lee Angol, attacking midfielder Jon Taylor, goalkeeper Ben Alnwick and midfield playmaker Chris Forrester, and Westley may be hinting at a return for a number of those players in tonight’s game.

Tickets for the match are priced at Category C –

 

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

 

If you can’t make the match Shakers PlayerHD will have full live commentary of the match from approximately 7.30pm tonight.




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