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Match Preview: Bury v Notts County

19 October 2018

The Shakers head into Saturday’s game looking to build on their record of just one defeat from their last eight League games.

In their last home outing, Ryan Lowe's side once again showed their resilience with a 95th minute equaliser through Nicky Maynard.

Last week, Bury were dominant against Crewe at Gresty Road, with 21 attempts to the Railwaymen's 6, but had to settle for a point to make it eight points from a possible twelve on their travels.

The Shakers' boss will have a welcome selection problem for this game, after a decent performance in midweek saw a number of players force their way into his thoughts with a 2-1 victory over Leicester City U21's: "All of the players gave me food for thought, especially the youngsters.

"You look at Joe Adams; he was phenomenal. He played forty-five minutes for Wales on Monday and then he comes in and puts in a performance like that for 90 minutes, against a well organised Leicester City team.

"He's one that stood out for us, but the seniors in there as well who played have done well, and that's what you want.

"No game's easy, we know that. They've picked up and won their last three and we're under no illusions. They've changed the manager early on, Harry's (Kewell) come in and he's doing a good job.

"We'll show them the respect they deserve, Notts County's a good club. The most important thing for us, and I'll always say it, is we'll respect the opposition, we'll do our work on them, but ultimately it's about what we do".


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Last Time Out

The last time the two sides met was at Meadow Lane in February 2013.

Current First Team Coach Steven Schumacher gave the Shakers a half-time lead with a 24th minute goal, but County rallied in the second half.

Three goals in seven second-half minutes from Julian Kelly and a brace from Francois Zoko turned the game on it's head. Jamal Campbell-Ryce completed the turnaround for the home side with a 74th minute penalty as they ran out 4-1 winners.


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 Carl Boyeson. Carl has taken charge of 10 games so far this season, issuing 40 yellow cards.

His last game in charge was on Tuesday 2nd October as Barnsley and Plymouth Argyle played out a 1-1 draw in League One at Oakwell.

This will be Carl's second game involving the Shakers this season, after he took charge of our Checkatrade Trophy game against Rochdale back in September.


We've Met Before

Saturday's game will be the 118th meeting between the 2 sides. The Shakers have a slight edge with 46 victories to Notts County's 43, with 28 games finishing all-square.


Form Guide

Both sides come into the game in good form.

The Shakers have just one loss from their last eight League games, and their home form shows three wins, two draws and just the one defeat since the beginning of the season.

Despite a slow start, Notts County have had a recent mini-revival with 3 wins coming on the back of 2 draws, which has seen them leap into 5th in the form guide.

Their last six away games has seen them lose 4, draw one and win one.

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