A look ahead to another game with AFC Wimbledon, hopefully with a much better outcome
AFC Wimbledon v Bury
Saturday 19 November 2016 - 3:00pm
EFL Sky Bet League One
Preview: Bury will make their second trip in four days to the Cherry Red Records Stadium on Saturday looking for retribution after being savagely mauled in the FA Cup on Tuesday evening. It was a result and performance that brought a change in management and, hopefully, a change in fortune.
Chris Brass and Ryan Kidd will lead the same players back down the M1 to have another go at AFC Wimbledon and the biggest problem for the caretaker management duo is that they have the same players to choose from that we saw on Tuesday evening. Brassy and Kiddo cannot change much, if anything, within that side because there are simply too many injuries to the squad that will bring any significant changes to the side.
Antony Kay came out with fighting talk, after Tuesday’s game, in an effort to kick himself and his fellow team mates up the backside. The players themselves know that the performance was nowhere near good enough. Nobody has to tell them, nobody needs remind them. Ultimately, it cost the manager his job and the guilt alone of that should, hopefully, bring a change in fortune.
Games with AFC Wimbledon seem to be the norm at the moment, although Tuesday’s mauling could not end quick enough on the night. Embarrassment is a key factor heading into this game, the lads want to put a wrong right and it’s a very big wrong for them to put right.
None of the injured players are due back ahead of the weekend, leaving the same squad of players to make the trip back to Kingston. Tom Walker is also a doubt for the game after his sickening collision with the advertising hoardings at the end of the game.
Brassy and Kiddo may elect to make the changes needed from the bench or stick with the same starting eleven. It’s a tough call to make for the caretaker managers, but one they must make to get things back on the straight and narrow.
The change, in management, has been made. Some wanted it, some demanded it, some didn’t want it at all but, whatever your view on it, it’s happened and there’s nothing going to change it but what the lads need now is support, Chris Brass and Ryan Kidd need the support. The sooner the positive atmosphere comes back to games, the sooner the results will come back.
We have a long trip to Wimbledon (again) and we can then turn all thoughts to the next one – Sheffield United, away, on Tuesday night where a repeat of last season’s result would be most welcome!
Betting: Bury’s decent start to the season seems a like a distant memory having lost their last seven in Sky Bet League One and the Shakers are 13/5 to stop the rot with victory over AFC Wimbledon this weekend.
The hosts are even money favourites to pick up all three points and the draw is a 5/2 shot with 1-1 topping Sky Bet’s correct score market at 5/1.
AFC Wimbledon have the 9/2 joint-favourites to score first in Lyle Taylor and Dominic Poleon, with James Vaughan considered most likely for the away side at 5/1.
Coverage: Full match commentary, via Shakers Player HD, direct from the Cherry Red Records Stadium with Maurice Dickson and Brian Rigby. The lads will be on air from around 2:45pm with the entire game, as it unfolds.
We’ll have full team news, via our social media channels, just as soon as we get it, hopefully from around 2:00pm with the website carrying full details of both sides soon after. Twitter will be the place to be if you cannot get the live commentary. Keep an eye on @buryfcofficial with twitter updates throughout the game.
Our match report and video reaction from those that matter will be live on Shakers Player at some point on Sunday morning, with highlights on YouTube and Shakers Player HD from lunchtime on Sunday.
If you are making to journey down to the capital please get behind the lads, make plenty of noise – BE LOUD, BE PROUD, BE BURY!
Enjoy the game!