Chris Lucketti’s side entertain Fleetwood Town on Tuesday evening for the second home game in succession, after the sides met in League One action just 10 days ago. The Shakers’ boss will be hoping for a better outcome than the previous encounter with the Cod Army, after goals from Ash Hunter and Devante Cole condemned Bury to their fourth consecutive defeat – and their 5th League game in a row without scoring.
The Checkatrade game may provide welcome relief to League One action for the Gigg Lane side, who, despite suffering defeat in the first game to local rivals Rochdale, have flourished in the competition.
Victory at Ewood Park against Blackburn Rovers was followed by a superb 3-1 win over a strong Stoke City side at the Energy Check Stadium at Gigg Lane, which saw the Shakers progress to the knockout stages.
Walsall were the opponents in the first knockout stage, and a brace from Nicky Ajose was enough to see Bury overcome their opponents with a 2-1 win at the Bescot Stadium.
Now, they face Fleetwood Town, knowing that a win would see them into the quarter-finals and just 2 more victories away from a Wembley appearance.
When asked if Tuesday’s game would provide a welcome break from League action, the Shakers’ gaffer said that, for him, it was just another game “I wouldn’t say it’s a welcome break no, it's just the next game that we need to get a result from”.
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Last Time Out
Domestic iFollow subscribers can listen to live commentary of Tuesday’s game by signing into their account and visiting the match centre.
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 Sebastian Stockbridge.
This will be Sebastian’s 27th game in charge this season. In his previous 26 games, he has issued 80 yellow cards and 4 red cards. His last game was on New Years Day, as he officiated Crewe Alexandra’s 2-0 win over Grimsby at Gresty Road. A total of 3 yellow cards were shown in that game. Sebastian’s last game in charge of the Shakers was the 1-0 win over Shrewsbury on 21st November, where not a single card was shown.
We’ve Met Before
Tuesday’s game will be the 9th meeting between the sides in all competitions. The Shakers are yet to register a victory against their coastal neighbours, with Fleetwood winning 5 of the 8 previous encounters, and 3 draws.