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Match Preview: Bury vs Morecambe

31 August 2018

Bury will step out onto the pitch at the Energy Check Stadium at Gigg Lane on Saturday for only the third time this season.

Ryan Lowe’s side are unbeaten on their home patch, after an opening-day victory over Yeovil Town, and a draw against Forest Green Rovers in their last home outing two weeks ago.

The arrival of new loan-signing Caolan Lavery adds more firepower to a Shakers side that have been dominant in possession and chances created in most games this season, but have had little reward for their efforts.

Manager Ryan Lowe is expecting a tough game against a side that are managed by the longest-serving manager in the EFL: “It’s going to be a tough game.  Jim’s been an outstanding servant and manager and what he’s done at Morecambe has been unbelievable.

“He deserves a lot of credit; they’re probably on a shoestring budget.  They’ve got some cracking lads there, a lot of lads that I know. Him and Kenny (Ken McKenna) do a fantastic job. One thing I won’t be doing and my staff and players won’t be doing is underestimating Morecambe, and I don’t want anyone else to. We’ll go into the game knowing it’s going to be tough and our lads know that because I’ve stressed that to them.

“Ultimately, it’s going to be tough for them too. Our lads are disappointed from the performance last week so they need to now go out and show the fans and show us what they’re capable of doing.”


Morecambe’s View

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Last Time Out

Match Coverage

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 Ben Toner. Ben has taken charge of 4 games so far this season, producing a total of 5 yellow cards.

Ben’s last game in the middle was Rochdale’s 2-1 defeat to Middlesbrough in the Carabao Cup on Tuesday evening.  No yellow cards were produced in that game.

We’ve Met Before

Saturday’s game will be the 17th meeting between the sides in all competitions. The Shakers have 6 wins to the Shrimps’ 7, whilst there have been 3 draws.  The last game between the sides was on 30th August 2016.  Zeli Ismail scored an early penalty, and a Tom Pope brace either side of an Antony Kay goal secured a 4-1 win in the Football League Trophy.

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