The Shakers and The Glovers will face each other on Saturday, with each keen to get the first points of the season on the board.
Bury will be keen to put the 2017/18 campaign behind them, and new full-time Manager Ryan Lowe has been busy preparing his new-look squad for the season ahead.
The game will be a repeat of the opening game of the 2004/05 season, when the two sides met at Gigg Lane on 7th August 2004. Those of a Bury persuasion will also be hoping for a repeat of the score-line, as a brace from David Nugent and a debut goal for Graeme Jones secured a 3-1 win.
Bury Manager Ryan Lowe knows the season-opener won’t be an easy game: "Darren Way’s done a fantastic job for them. We can’t underestimate them, they’re a good little team. We’ve watched plenty of clips on them, we know about them; Darren’s a good lad, a good coach and a good manager.
He’ll have them right up for it this season, they’ve done some good business – along with ourselves – so we’re not going to underestimate anyone. We’re in League Two, we won’t underestimate any team in this League, we’ll give them the respect they deserve but, ultimately, we want to win games of football. We’ll go about our business but we’ll respect every opposition and Yeovil won’t be any different.”
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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 Dean Whitestone. Northampton-born Dean officiated 39 games in 2017/18 and issued a total of 97 yellow cards and 3 red ones.
We’ve Met Before
Saturday’s game will be the 11th meeting between the sides in all competitions. The Shakers have 7 wins to Yeovil Town’s 3. The last game between the sides was on 27th April 2013 as a brace from Jonson Clarke-Harris and a strike from Nicky Ajose secured a 3-2 win for the Shakers.