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Match preview: Bury vs Blackpool

2 February 2018

Ryan Lowe’s side will exit the tunnel at the Energy Check Stadium at Gigg Lane at 3pm on Saturday afternoon for their first home game in 3 weeks.

Last Saturday’s clash with Peterborough was postponed due to the Posh’s involvement in the FA Cup, and the Shakers’ boss took the opportunity to take the team on a training camp.

The last time Bury were in League One action was 2 weeks ago at the Kassam Stadium against Oxford United, where they showed terrific spirit to come back from 1-0 down to emerge victorious.  Goals in quick succession from substitutes George Miller and Harry Bunn turned the game the Shakers’ way, and they celebrated a 2-1 victory in front of a delirious – and very cold – 191 Bury supporters, who had made the trip South for the game.

The performance and result will fill Lowe with confidence that his side can back-up his promise that the side will fight for every ball, every goal, every point, and he knows that it all starts with ensuring the basics are done right “I want lads working hard, and working hard is running round putting tackles in, scoring goals, creating goals, defending, blocking challenges, ‘keeper saving it – that’s me, that’s football.  I’m not trying to invent any wheel, we just want to give them the best possible chance of going out there and getting 3 points and it starts with working hard”.

They will come up against a Blackpool side who have failed to score a goal in their last 4 games – the last time the Tangerines found the back of the net was in a 2-1 victory at Rochdale.  In total this season, Blackpool have won 4 games away from home – 3 in the League – drawn 6 and lost 8.

The Shakers’ boss isn’t taking the coastal side lightly though: “We’ve got to show Blackpool respect; they’re a good team, good Manager, good coaching staff, good players – but it’s a battle.  They’re coming to our home, we’ve got to turn it into a footballing battle if you like.  We’re gonna give it everything in our willpower to make sure that we get a win.”

 

Blackpool’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

Saturday’s referee is Jeremy Simpson.
This will be Jeremy’s 29th game in charge this season.  In his previous 28 games, he has issued 114 yellow cards and 5 red ones.  His last game in charge was at Bramall Lane on Tuesday 30
th January as Sheffield United and Aston Villa played in a Sky Bet Championship game that the visitors won 1-0.  2 yellow cards were issued during the match.

 We’ve Met Before

Saturday’s game will be the 63rd meeting between the sides in all competitions.  The Shakers have the upper hand with 27 wins compared to Blackpool’s 20, with 15 draws.


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