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Match preview: Nottingham Forest v Bury

14 August 2018

Bury will head south to Nottingham on Tuesday looking to spring a surprise in the first-round of the Carabao Cup.

Saturday’s loss at MK Dons was a bitter pill to swallow for Ryan Lowe’s side, who had taken the game to the bookies' favourites for the League Two title.

The Shakers dominated possession against the Dons, and had more attempts at goal than their hosts.  Neil Danns flashed an effort just wide of the post, a fierce Danny Mayor effort beat ‘keeper Nicholls but not Moore-Taylor on the line and Nicky Adams hit the post from a free-kick.

Despite the last-gasp defeat, Lowe knows his side played well and is looking forward to the mid-week game against big-spending Nottingham Forest: “They’re a top Championship team.  We watched them on Tuesday night, we hope we know how they’re going to play.

“They’ve got some excellent players and an excellent manager, so it’s going to be tough for us, we know that, but what a place to go and play some football, so we’re relishing it!”


Nottingham Forest’s View

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Match Coverage

Domestic iFollow subscribers can listen to live commentary of Tuesday’s game by signing into their account and visiting the match centre.

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.



Tuesday’s referee is Scott Duncan. Scott officiated 38 games in 2017/18 and issued a total of 113 yellow cards and 8 red ones.

This season, he has taken charge of two Championship games; Leeds’ 3-1 victory over Stoke City, where no yellow cards were produced, and Sheffield United’s 2-1 comeback win at QPR at the weekend, with two yellow cards shown.


We’ve Met Before

Tuesday’s game will be the 93rd meeting between the sides in all competitions. Bury have 39 wins to Forest’s 29, whilst there have been 24 draws.  The last game between the two sides was on 14th March 1998. Pierre Van Hooijdonk and Alan Rogers added to Chris Lucketti’s own-goal to secure a 3-0 win for the home side.

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