Chris Lucketti and Stephen Dawson both make their first returns to Scunthorpe United since leaving Glanford Park for the Shakers.
Captain Dawson joined Bury from the Iron over the summer, and he was joined by Lucketti on 22nd November as he arrived as the Club’s new Manager.
Bury will head to Scunthorpe hoping for a fresh start in 2018 after a disappointing first half of the season.
With players like Dawson, Danny Mayor, Craig Jones, Joe Skarz and Harry Bunn all recently returning to the squad after injury, this gives Chris Lucketti wider selection options going into the upcoming fixtures.
Lucketti spent almost 18 months at Scunthorpe United and will be hoping his knowledge of the club will be an advantage on Monday, whilst also concentrating on what we’re capable of “I certainly know everything there is to know about Scunthorpe United and their team, but if I’m honest I’m more concerned about what we do.”
Graham Alexander will be taking charge of his 100th game for Scunthorpe United and will be looking for his team to continue their good home form so far this season. They have won 9 games at Glanford Park this season, with only 3 losses – with 2 of those defeats coming at the hands of Blackburn Rovers and Wigan Athletic.
On Saturday Scunthorpe earned a creditable 2-2 draw at Ewood Park, which followed up a 3-2 victory at Blackpool on Boxing Day. The Iron haven’t kept a clean sheet since 25th November, which is something for Bury to look at.
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Last Time Out
Domestic iFollow subscribers can listen to live commentary of Monday’s game by signing into their account and visiting the match centre.
Overseas subscribers can watch the match live by following the same instructions. We will also have updates over on our Twitter account: @buryfcofficial.
There will be post-match reaction on the website, iFollow and our official YouTube channel, with highlights to follow.
Monday’s referee is Ben Toner.
This will be Ben’s 20th game in charge this season. In his previous 19, he has issued 56 yellow cards and 4 red ones. His last game in charge was on Saturday as he officiated Swindon Town’s 1-0 victory over Notts County. A total of 3 yellow cards were issued in that game.
We’ve Met Before
Monday’s meeting will be the 58th game between the 2 sides. Of the previous 57, both have won 22 games with the remaining 13 being draws.