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Match Preview: AFC Wimbledon

5 February 2018

Everything you need to know ahead of tomorrow's game against AFC Wimbledon...

Tuesday evening’s game against AFC Wimbledon will be a case of second time lucky after the scheduled game on 9th December was postponed.

At the time, we were in the midst of a poor run of form, so playing the extra game now could be a blessing in disguise.

The Shakers have picked up 4 points out of a possible 6 since the new management team of Ryan Lowe, Ryan Kidd and Steven Schumacher were given the reigns.  A superb win at Oxford United was followed up with a home draw against Blackpool, which extends Lowey’s unbeaten run in charge to 3 games, when including the win over Shrewsbury during his spell as Caretaker Manager earlier in the season.

The games against Oxford and Blackpool saw the team come from behind on both occasions, something that shows the team is not prepared to give up easily.  Young forward George Miller had a reputation as a super-sub when he made the step up from the Youth Team last season.  He scored 8 goals in the 2016/17 season, 7 of which were after coming off the bench, and that trend has continued this season, scoring the equalising goal in both games since returning to the Club on loan from Middlesbrough.

Bury will head into this game having not faced the London side yet this season, but Ryan Lowe knows not to take them lightly “We’ve had someone there today (at Rotherham where Wimbledon lost 2-0) it’s not going to be easy, we know what they’re about.  They’ve got some good physical players and they’re going to come here and wanna put it right.  There’s gonna be a team standing in the way and it’s gonna be us”.

Prior to Saturday’s defeat, The Dons hadn’t lost in the League since Boxing Day, picking up 3 wins and a draw from their 4 games.  Overall this season, Wimbledon have lost 10 of their 18 away games in all competitions, drawing 4 and winning 4.

AFC Wimbledon’s View

Click here to view the official AFC Wimbledon website

Last Time Out

Match Coverage

Domestic iFollow subscribers can listen to live commentary of Tuesday’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

Tuesday’s referee is Robert Jones.

This will be Robert’s 31st game in charge this season.  In his previous 30 games, he has issued 84 yellow cards and 6 red ones.  His last game in charge was at Burton Albion on Tuesday 30th January as Reading beat the hosts 3-1 in a Sky Bet Championship game.  6 yellow cards were issued during the match.

We’ve Met Before

Saturday’s game will be the 9th meeting between the sides in all competitions.  The Shakers have 2 wins compared to Wimbledon’s 4, with 2 draws.


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