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Match Preview: MK Dons v Bury

10 August 2018

The Shakers will make the trip to Milton Keynes this weekend looking to build on the 1-0 victory over Yeovil Town.

Ryan Lowe’s side defeated The Glovers in the season-opener at the Energy Check Stadium at Gigg Lane, as Gold Omotayo’s back-post header was enough to secure maximum points for the home side.

They will now head south to face MK Dons, who were also victorious in their opening game.

Whilst Lowe knows it will be a tough test, he also has faith in his own side to get a result: “The Manager (at MK Dons) has brought some good players in, he’s brought a lot he had at Exeter with him.

“We certainly know what style of football he’ll be and what they’ll try and be.  He’s brought plenty of players in, so sometimes it’s a case of how do you adapt to that; when there’s a new system, new personnel, a new manager a new way of playing football.

“MK Dons – when I was there – wanted to pass you through the thirds and through the lines.  Paul Tisdale’s probably the same, he’s the same type and he finds a way of winning and he did it ever so well with Exeter and I’m sure he’ll be up there again with MK Dons.

“It’s a game we’re relishing, we’re looking forward to it. They’ve come off the back of a good win, we’ve come off the back of a good win, so we’re in for an exciting game hopefully!”


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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 Antony Coggins. Antony officiated 34 games in 2017/18 and issued a total of 87 yellow cards and 6 red ones.  His only game this season was Scunthorpe’s comeback win over Coventry City at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday, where he issued a total of 3 yellow cards.

We’ve Met Before

Saturday’s game will be the 13th meeting between the sides in all competitions. The Shakers have 2 wins to the Dons’ 7, whilst there have been 3 draws.  The last game between the sides was on 17th March 2018, as a brace of penalties from Chuks Aneke secured a 2-1 win for the home side.  George Miller headed Bury’s goal.

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