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Preview: Bury v Millwall

25 November 2016

A look ahead to Saturdays EFL Sky Bet League One clash with Millwall

Bury v Millwall
Saturday 25 November 2016 – 3:00pm
EFL Sky Bet League One
Preview:  Another defeat came the Shakers way on Tuesday evening at Bramall Lane, where a heart-breaking 94th minute goal, in a game that saw a superb, defensive, display from the patched-up Shakers. 

Chris Brass, whilst disappointed with conceding such a late Blades winner, was left rueing some ill-discipline which has brought more problems with two players now suspended for Saturdays clash with Millwall.

Jacob Mellis starts his four-game suspension on Saturday whilst Greg Leigh will miss the game following his double yellow card at Sheffield United. On a brighter note, Niall Maher is now available after he missed the game at Bramall Lane, following a one game suspension for collecting five yellow cards.

A returning Tom Pope, who had an impact on the squad with his return at AFC Wimbledon last weekend though mostly for his comments after the game, was joined by a returning Craig Jones, who certainly made an impact in Tuesday’s late defeat in Sheffield whilst Kelvin Etuhu, another player returning from injury, also saw action at Bramall Lane on Tuesday evening. Match fitness is now key to all three returning players as we move into the festive period.

Bury, unfortunately, set an unwanted club record on Tuesday night and nobody wants the run of defeats to extend any further but Millwall will be a tough test for the Shakers. Confidence though will have been taken from the rear-guard action on Tuesday and whilst a point to stop the rot would be welcome all three will be taken very gladly on Saturday!

Despite players returning, injuries still continue to hamper Brassy’s plans. Leon Barnett is doubtful having come off late on in South Yorkshire with a knock whilst the Shakers are still missing Kean Bryan (thigh), Ishmael Miller (hamstring), Chris Brown (knee) as well as Nathan Cameron (knee).

Millwall could still be without two of their main forward options when they make the trip north. Lee Gregory missed the midweek draw at home to AFC Wimbledon with a back injury he suffered in the loss at Bolton. He will be assessed ahead of the game, with Steve Morison also struggling having sat out the last four games with a knee problem. Defender Shaun Hutchinson has a hamstring problem and is unlikely to play a part as the Lions look to close in on the Play-off places.

Coverage:  Full match commentary is on Shakers Player HD from around 2:45pm with Maurice Dickson and Brian Rigby.  Video interviews with Chris Brass and key players from the game will be live on Shakers Player HD on Saturday evening.

Ross Cooke’s match action images will be live on our Facebook account will also be live on Saturday evening.  

We will also have the game covered, via our official Twitter Account (@buryfcofficial), from kick off with team news being sent through all social media channels from 2pm.
Programme:  The new-look match day programme will be on sale in and around the ground from around 1pm on Saturday so make sure you grab your copy at just £3..
Tickets:  Category A Prices apply for this game – Click here for all ticket prices
Cash turnstiles will be open from around 1:45pm.  You do not need to buy a ticket before entering the ground. Away supporters, paying on the day, can pay directly at the turnstiles using cash only.

Please click here for important info regarding the re-location of the main ticket office
And finally… Please get behind the lads, make plenty of noise – BE LOUD, BE PROUD, BE BURY!
Enjoy the game!

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