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Match Preview: Mansfield Town vs Bury

24 December 2018

A busy festive period for the Shakers sees them in action four times in just eleven days. Saturday saw them get off to the perfect start for this period with a 2-1 win at home to Tranmere.

Boxing Day will see Ryan Lowe and his side visit Mansfield Town for the second time in December after a Checkatrade Trophy tie at the start of the month. Bury came away with the victory thanks to Dom Telford's strike in a 1-0 win.

The Gaffer is preparing himself for a selection headache after back-to-back goalscoring games from the bench for Caolan Lavery: "It's not me making changes for the sake of me, it's me making changes for the sake of the team to get results. It's a welcomed headache and what I want, because there's three games now in the space of seven days."

The club captain Neil Danns knows how important it is to keep up the hard work over the festive period: "We're not stupid, we're not going to take our foot off the gas or think we've done anything yet. Wednesday's going to be just as tough, so we just keep the same mindset and doing what we're doing.

"None of us are getting ahead of ourselves. It's a long season and we're all experienced enough to know that, so we just keep going!"

 

Mansfield Town's View

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Last Time Out

 

Match Coverage

Domestic iFollow subscribers can listen to live commentary of Wednesday'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.

 

Referee

Ollie Yates will officiate his second fixture for both sides on Boxing Day. He oversaw Bury's Checkatrade Trophy victory against Leicester u21s, showing red to Callum McFadzean. He also took charge of Mansfield's FA Cup tie against Charlton that finished 1-1.

The Referee has shown a total of fifty-nine yellow cards to date in this campaign. He has also given three players their marching orders.

Wednesday will be game twenty-one for Yates this campaign and will be his third in December.

 

We've Met Before

Bury and Mansfield will meet for the sixty-ninth time in their history this Boxing Day. The Shakers have a good record against the Stags. They have won thirty-two games and drawn twenty-three. Mansfield have only managed to beat the Shakers eighteen times.

 

Form Guide

The form guide for Sky Bet League Two has Boxing Day's clash down as first vs third! Mansfield are currently top, taking fourteen points from a possible eighteen. David Flitcroft's side are unbeaten in their last six, winning four and drawing two.

The Shakers have only lost one in their last six, winning four and drawing one.

Both sides have been in fine form in front of goal recently, scoring a combined twenty-seven in their last six matches. Both sides have been solid defensively as well, as they have only seen a combined total of thirteen goals go in their respective nets.


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