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Match preview: Oxford United vs Bury

19 January 2018

Bury head to Oxford United on Saturday under the stewardship of Ryan Lowe for the second time this season.

Bury’s last League victory – and goal – was under Lowe during his spell as Caretaker Manager, and he will be hoping that the side can find their scoring boots again after a goal drought has hit the Club.

The Bury boss, who has been handed the reins until the end of the season, is under no illusions about the task ahead, but is confident that the team will put up a fight as they bid to beat the drop: “Training’ll be lively, the set plays, everything about what we need to be doing will be done.  We won’t leave no stone unturned.  If we fail from lack of quality then so be it but we certainly won’t fail from lack of effort”.

Lowe is also fully aware of what issues need to be addressed for the side to put a halt to their recent form “We can’t expect to go places and just pick up points and draws and score no goals.  We need goals, we need wins, so that’ll be the forte, that’ll be the exhibition if you like.  We’re gonna go there and we’re gonna try and win, we’re gonna try and score goals.  Obviously we need to keep the back door shut as well, we’ve been working on that.  The more work we can put into these lads the better”.

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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 Robert Lewis.
This will be Robert’s 19th game in charge this season.  In his previous 18 games, he has issued 48 yellow cards and 3 red ones.  He last officiated at Boundary Park on Saturday 13
th January as Oldham and Rotherham played out a 1-1 draw.  2 yellow cards were issued in that game.

 

We’ve Met Before

Saturday’s game will be the 41st meeting between the sides in all competitions.  The Shakers have won 11, Oxford 15 and 14 draws.


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