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Match Preview: Bury vs Stevenage

16 November 2018

Bury and Stevenage will face each other on Saturday with only two points separating the sides.

The Shakers currently sit 10th in Sky Bet League Two on 26 points, whilst Stevenage are 8th on 28 points.

Ryan Lowe's side are in fine form in front of goal. They have found the back of the net twelve times in their last three games, showing their ruthless streak by putting sides to the sword by finishing off the chances they have created.

What is perhaps more impressive, is that eight different players have contributed to that goal tally. Neil Danns, Jay O'Shea, Nicky Maynard, Danny Mayor, Byron Moore, Dominic Telford, Chris Dagnall and Nicky Adams have all found the back of the net over the last three matches.

With just one home loss from eleven games played, the Shakers are certainly enjoying playing in front of their home supporters. Seven wins and three scoring draws, along with six goals scored from the 80th minute onwards, has meant games at the Energy Check Stadium at Gigg Lane have been great value for money from a Bury perspective.

Skipper Neil Danns will miss this game as he is away with Guyana for their CONCACAF Nations League qualifying game.

Lowe knows a winning habit is contagious and is keen for that habit to continue as long as possible: "From the start of the season I've brought players in who have a winning mentality.

"It's a case of us doing our jobs and taking things on board. Winning is a habit, it's a good feeling around the place when you're winning. It's enjoyable coming into work, everyone's got a smile on their face. I'd rather that and I know the lads would rather that because there's nothing worse when you're losing games of football and the place is a bit glum.

"It hasn't been that at the training ground for some time, so long may that continue".


Stevenage's View

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Last Time Out


Match Coverage

Due to the international break, you can watch the game against Stevenage live by signing up for a £10 Match Pass by clicking here.

Existing iFollow subscribers can listen to live commentary of Saturday's game by signing into their account and visiting the match centre. To watch the game, existing subscribers will need to follow the same steps above.

Overseas subscribers can watch the match live by following the signing into their account. 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 Tom Nield. Tom has taken charge of 16 games so far this season, issuing 49 yellow cards and 2 red ones.

His last game in charge was the televised FA Cup game between Hampton and Richmond Borough v Oldham on Monday evening, where visitors Oldham scored twice late on to secure their place in the Second Round. Four yellow cards were shown in that game.


We've Met Before

Saturday's game will be the 9th meeting between the 2 sides. The Shakers have 3 victories to Stevenage's 2, with 3 games finishing all square.


Form Guide

The Shakers currently sit seventh in the League Two Form Guide from the last six home games.

Over that time, they have accumulated 11 points, scoring 14 times and conceding just 6.

Over the same period, Stevenage sit 15th in the Form Guide from their last 6 games on their travels, with 7 points and 7 goals, conceding 8.

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