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Match Preview: Mansfield Town vs Bury

4 December 2018

Bury will travel to Mansfield Town on Tuesday evening for the first of two visits in December.

The Shakers and the Stags will come up against each other in Checkatrade Trophy action, before a Sky Bet League Two clash on Boxing Day.

Nicky Maynard was twice on the scoresheet when the two sides met earlier in the season at the Energy Check Stadium at Gigg Lane – the first of which was recently voted as Goal of the Month for October.

Bury head into the game just 2 days after an FA Cup game against Luton Town; in contrast, Mansfield haven't had a competitive fixture since the 24th of November. Last Tuesday's game against Crawley Town was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch, and they had a free weekend due to their FA Cup First Round exit at the hands of Charlton Athletic.

Manager Ryan Lowe spoke about the different preparation for this game: "We can't prepare much on the grass, as we'll have to recover the boys.

"We'll be up for Mansfield away in the Checkatrade; it's a cup competition, we're 4 games away from Wembley and I don't know about you, but I'd love a day out at Wembley!"

Speaking after the FA Cup game on Sunday, Callum McFadzean said: "It's a good Cup to be in and this will probably show the strength of the team we've got.

"It's two games in three days, so fitness levels will come into it. It will be a tough game, but a good game, and it's a competition we want to go far in."

Mansfield will be without midfielder Alex MacDonald and defender David Mirfin as they continue their recovery from their respective injuries.


Mansfield Town's View

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Last Time Out


Match Coverage

Domestic iFollow subscribers can watch Tuesday's game live. A matchday pass costs just £10 and can be purchased by visiting our iFollow page.

Existing domestic iFollow subscribers can listen to the game as part of their package or can follow the same steps as above to watch the game.

Overseas subscribers can watch the match live by logging into their account.

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 Robert Lewis. Robert has taken charge of 13 games so far this season, issuing 42 yellow cards and 2 red ones.

His last game in charge was on Sunday 11th November, as hosts Barnet and visitors Bristol Rovers played out a 1-1 draw in the Emirates FA Cup. Three yellow cards and one red card were produced in that game.

This will be Robert's third game in charge of the Shakers so far this season. He was in the middle for our 2-1 Checkatrade Trophy defeat at Rochdale, as well as our 4-0 home victory over Notts County in October.


We've Met Before

Saturday's game will be the 73rd meeting between the two sides. Bury have 31 wins to Mansfield's 18, with 23 games finishing all-square.


Checkatrade Trophy Passage

Bury finished 2nd in Northern Group B to make it through to this stage. An early 2-1 defeat at Rochdale was followed up with successive home wins in the competition; a 2-1 victory over Leicester City U21 and a 3-1 win against Fleetwood Town.
Mansfield topped their group, winning all three of their Group H games. Home wins over Scunthorpe United and Wolverhampton Wanderers U21 was followed up with an away victory over Lincoln City.

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