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Match preview for Notts County vs Bury on 29 Dec 18

28 December 2018

Bury continue the busy festive period with another away trip, just three days after travelling to Mansfield Town.

The Shakers are still only 2 points outside the automatic promotion places, and victory on Saturday could see them leapfrog the likes of Exeter City, Colchester United and Mansfield Town; depending, of course, on how they all get on this weekend.

Manager Ryan Lowe expects to see an instant reaction to the defeat at Mansfield with his side upping their game: "We've got a game in 2-days time, it's another tough game but I want a reaction, I want a different attitude, I want a different application and different quality levels."

Lowe also acknowledged how tough it will be, despite Saturday's hosts propping up the League Two table: "It's not going to be easy, it's going to be tough, we know that, but we'll do our homework and we'll try and do what we need to do to go to Notts County and get the win.

"We're under no illusions, it's going to be a tough test going there."

 

Notts County's View

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Last Time Out

 

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.

 

Referee

Brett Huxtable will officiate his 25th game of the campaign when the Shakers travel to Meadow Lane on Saturday. So far, the official has dished out seventy-eight yellow cards and four red cards.

He has brandished seven yellow cards in a match on three occasions, including a League One fixture between Southend United and Charlton Athletic which included three red cards on top of the yellows.

Huxtable's most recent fixture saw him give out ten yellow cards and a red card as Bristol Rovers hosted Fleetwood on the 22nd December. There have been three matches over the course of the 2018/19 season to date where Huxtable has not given a single card out.

 

We've Met Before

Saturday will see Bury and Notts County meet for the 119th time. It's the Shakers who have the better record of the two as they have come away victorious on forty-seven occasions compared to the forty-three of Notts County. The sides have played out twenty-eight stalemates. Bury and Notts County met for the first time in 1894, when the Shakers were defeated 2-1 in a fourth-tier match.

 

Form Guide

The Sky Bet League Two form table sees the Shakers in 9th place, accumulating ten points from a possible eighteen. Ryan Lowe's side have won three from their last six, drawing once and losing on two occasions. The League Two top scorers have a goal difference of plus three from their last six outings.

In contrast, Notts County sit 22nd after managing five points from the last eighteen available. They have won just once, drawing twice and losing on three occasions. The bottom side in League Two have a minus six goal difference from their previous six fixtures.


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