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Match Preview: Cambridge United v Bury

23 November 2018

Bury and Cambridge United will face each other on Saturday in what promises to be an entertaining affair.

Despite Cambridge's league position, they have rallied over recent weeks to record three wins out of four, keeping clean sheets in all those recent victories.

Ryan Lowe's side are in fine fettle in front of goal, scoring an average of 4 per game, with 16 from their last 4 outings in all competitions.

There are a number of in-form players available to Lowe; add to that the return of Neil Danns (international duty) and Eoghan O'Connell (injury), and there are some selection decisions for the Bury boss.

The Bury manager is aware that the game won't be easy, and is concentrating on his own team and the dangers they can cause: "Cambridge are probably in a false position at the moment because they've got some good players and a good fanbase as well, who will certainly get behind them – it's not an easy place to go.

"Again, we'll always show the opposition respect, regardless of the league table. People say the league table doesn't lie, but we don't buy into that at all. What we do is show them the respect they deserve, we'll put a plan together and then ultimately it's about what we do".

Eoghan O'Connell, who made a sensational return to action last week with a stunning goal, is also well aware that the Shakers will need to be at their best to get anything out of the game "We've got a few wins in a row now and got a little run together, so we need to keep that going.

"It's going to be difficult because Cambridge are down near the bottom, and it's always difficult against teams like that. They'll obviously have aspirations to get better and get higher as well.

"It's going to be a very tough game and we're under no illusions about that; we're just looking forward to it!"

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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 Chris Sarginson. Chris has taken charge of 18 games so far this season, issuing 55 yellow cards and 2 red ones.

His last game in charge was on Tuesday, as hosts Cheltenham Town beat Ebbsfleet in an FA Cup First Round replay. The Robins were 2-0 victors, with 4 yellow cards and 1 red card being produced in the game.

Chris has officiated the Shakers once already this season, as we drew 0-0 at Northampton Town in early October.


We've Met Before

Saturday's game will be the 28th meeting between the two sides. Bury have 12 wins to Cambridge's 9, with 6 games finishing in a stalemate.

Form Guide

The Shakers currently sit fourth in the away form guide from the last six games played, picking up 11 points from the 18 available.
In contrast, Cambridge sit 19th on home form from the last six played, with three defeats and a total of 7 points from the 18 available.

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