Bury will host Northampton Town on Saturday in the penultimate home game of the 2017/18 season.
The Cobblers are in a similar situation to the Shakers this season and arrive at the Energy Check Stadium at Gigg Lane on the back of 4 straight losses, conceding 11 goals and failing to find the back of the net.
Ryan Lowe told us what he’s expecting from side in the game: “We’ve got to put a show on, we’ve got to get 3 points and if we’re going to go out, we’re going to go out fighting. That’s what we’ve been drumming into the lads all week and certainly today and tomorrow when we do some tactical stuff and work on the shape and a team to be picked. No-one else concerns me but us.”
Goalkeeper Joe Murphy, who has missed most of the season through injury, made a return against Walsall last week, and he says the team want to finish the season on a positive: “We need a win, we know that. We don’t wanna finish the season off just dying away, and letting the season run out, we can’t do that. It’s massive, people are playing for contracts, playing for pride – your own personal pride. It hurts, it should hurt all the time that, although it’s not mathematically done, we’ve been relegated. That should hurt. You should want to go out there and try and finish the season strongly.”
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Last Time Out
Domestic iFollow subscribers can listen to live commentary of Saturday’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.
Saturday’s referee is Trevor Kettle. This will be Trevor’s 35th game in charge this season. In his previous 34 games, he has issued 124 yellow cards and 5 red ones. His last game in charge was at the County Ground on Tuesday evening, as hosts Swindon Town and visitors Yeovil Town played out a 2-2 draw defeated Grimsby Town 2-1. A total of 3 yellow cards were shown in that match.
We’ve Met Before
Saturday’s game will be the 63rd meeting between the sides in all competitions. The Shakers have 24 wins to Northampton Town’s 22, with 16 draws.