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Match preview: Bristol Rovers vs Bury

29 March 2018

Bury will face Bristol Rovers at the Memorial Stadium on Good Friday knowing that a win is vital in the quest for League One survival.

Recent games against sides including Oldham, Peterborough and Wigan haven’t delivered the results the performances have warranted, leaving the Shakers 10 points from safety and with games running out.

Despite being dominant in possession and chances created, Manager Ryan Lowe knows his side need to take advantage more when putting the opposition under pressure: “That’s been the frustrating part, I had a meeting with the lads earlier on in the week about that and explained the situation regarding the goals tally. Ultimately, as we’ve spoken about before, goals win you games.  We haven’t scored enough and we haven’t kept enough out the back at the other end neither.  It’s defining moments at both ends of the pitch in both boxes. We’ve worked on it this week; we’ve drummed it into them we need more shots and more goals.  I think since we’ve took over we’re averaging 15/16 shots a game; I’d like to be in double figures in terms of the ones on target as well.  We’ve worked on it and will continue to work on it because as I’ve said, goals win you games.”

The side now face 3 games in 8 days, and we spoke with Harry Bunn about the fact a win can’t be too far away based on recent performances “Yeah definitely.  I think not just for us but for the fans as well.  They deserve to see us pick 3 points up.  We want to do it for ourselves but we want to do it for everyone at the Club as well.  We’re all confident we can go into all 3 of the games and get wins”.

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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.


Saturday’s referee is Lee Collins. This will be Lee’s 13th game in charge this season. In his previous 12 games, he has issued 40 yellow cards and 1 red one.  His last game in charge was last Saturday as Exeter City were 3-1 winners over Swindon Town at St James’ Park.  4 yellow cards were shown in that match.

We’ve Met Before

Saturday’s game will be the 49th meeting between the sides in all competitions. The sides are very even heading into the game, with each winning 18 games with 12 draws.

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