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Match preview: Bury vs Oldham Athletic

9 March 2018

Bury will face Oldham Athletic on Saturday for their first League game in 2 weeks.

The game against Doncaster Rovers last week fell victim to the adverse weather conditions that struck the whole of the UK, meaning that the Shakers won’t have played for 2 weeks.  Their last game was a victory over Gillingham, a result which means Ryan Lowe’s side have currently only lost one game – against Blackburn Rovers – in their last 7 outings.

Richie Wellens will bring his side to Bury on the back of a victory at Scunthorpe United last week, but will face a different Shakers to the one they last played in October.  Only 4 of the starting 11 that day will be in contention for Saturday’s derby clash, and under Lowe, a new relaxed, confident attitude is apparent amongst the players.

The Shakers’ Manager is taking it one game at a time, but knows the importance of the fixture: “They’re gonna come and have a go, but, ultimately, we’re gonna have a go at them as well – it’s what football’s about.  You’ve got 2 teams who are down the wrong end of the table for obvious reasons.  He’s (Wellens) giving it a good go but we’re giving it an even better go – he’ll probably say they’re giving it a better go than us!  Ultimately, it’s a game of football, it’s 11 v 11 and I’m confident that we can do a job”.

The PFA Bristol Street Motors League One Player of the Month, George Miller, said the current side have it in them to continue the current form “We’ve got to win basically.  It’s do-able so fingers crossed we get 3 points.  If we play at our best – we’ve got some really good players in our team – I expect us to give anyone a game”.


Oldham Athletic’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.


Saturday’s referee is Andy Woolmer. This will be Andy’s 17th game in charge this season. In his previous 16 games, he has issued 37 yellow cards and 2 red ones.  His last game in charge was on Saturday 24th February as Forest Green Rovers hosted Crawley Town and were victorious by 2 goals to 0.  A total of 3 yellow cards were shown in that game

We’ve Met Before

Saturday’s game will be the 47th meeting between the sides in all competitions. Of the previous 46, the Shakers have 15 wins to Oldham’s 14, with 17 draws.

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