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Match preview: Bury vs Wigan Athletic

23 March 2018

Near neighbours Bury and Wigan Athletic will lock horns on Saturday as both teams compete for an important three points, but for very different reasons.

The Latics currently sit in 3rd place in Sky Bet League One, just 2 points from leaders Blackburn Rovers.

Bury, meanwhile, currently occupy last place in the division, and will be looking for the maximum points available to beat the drop into League Two.

Shakers’ boss Ryan Lowe knows Wigan will be tough opponents but is focused on the problems his own side can cause: “They’ve done unbelievably good.  Paul Cook’s got them playing the right way, they’ve got a good togetherness, a good team, good staff and everything about it – they’ve had an amazing season so far.  They’re potentially going to get promotion, but we’ve got a task at hand as well – we’re not going to die down for anyone.  We’ve got a task in terms of trying to get points on the board so it’s hopefully going to be an interesting game!”

George Miller has been in fine goal-scoring form for Bury, scoring 5 goals since returning to the Club at the end of January, but midfielder Jay O’Shea knows the side can’t rely on one person all the time “Everyone needs to try, whether you’re a centre-half or whatever, you still need to chip in with goals.  It’s not fair to leave it on one person so everybody needs to be trying to chip in”.
 
Wigan Athletic’s View

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Last Time Out

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LX6_26SDaDM

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 Jonathan Moss. This will be Jonathan’s 28th game in charge this season. In his previous 27 games, he has issued 93 yellow cards and 3 red ones.  His last game in charge was on Monday 12th March as Premier League leaders Manchester City were 2-0 winners over Stoke City at the Bet365 Stadium.  1 yellow card was shown in that match.

We’ve Met Before

Saturday’s game will be the 50th meeting between the sides in all competitions. Of the previous 49, both Bury and Wigan have 18 wins each, with 13 draws.


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