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Match Preview: Bury v Leicester City U21

16 October 2018

Bury will host Leicester City’s Under 21 side at the Energy Check Stadium at Gigg Lane this evening.

A narrow 2-1 defeat at Rochdale last month is the Shakers' only game in the competition so far, leaving two home games still to play.

Rochdale currently sit atop the table, having won both games played thus far, against ourselves and Fleetwood Town respectively.

Leicester currently sit second on their two points gained from their first game of the competition. A 2-2 draw after 90 minutes secured one of those points, with the other coming from the resulting 7-6 penalty shoot-out success at Highbury Stadium.

Ryan Lowe's side will be looking to continue their good record, after suffering just the one defeat in the last eight League games.

Following Saturday's 1-1 draw at Crewe Alexandra, Lowe confirmed he will be utilising his squad for the visit of Leicester: "There will be a few changes because I feel that it's needed and it gives lads a chance.

"We'll look at Leicester and we'll do our work on them tomorrow (Sunday) and look to get a win.

"We won't undermine the competition. Matty Hudson plays, he's been brilliant for Joe Murphy in training and deserves a chance. Jamie Barjonas will play, Tom Miller, Stephen Dawson, and maybe one or two of the youngsters.

"We'll mix it up, we've got a good squad, so it's only right these lads keep fit and play in these games".


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Match Coverage

Domestic iFollow subscribers can listen to live commentary of Tuesday'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.


Tuesday's referee is Ollie Yates. Ollie has taken charge of 10 games so far this season, issuing 32 yellow cards.

His last game in charge was on Saturday as Northampton ended Forest Green's unbeaten run, with a 2-1 win at Sixfields. There were seven yellow cards in the game.

This will be Ollie's second Checkatrade Trophy game of the season, as he was in charge for Swansea City U21's 1-0 win over AFC Wimbledon in September.

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