Tuesday night provides Bury with the perfect chance to bounce back after suffering a first league loss in fourteen games; the first at home since September. Colin Calderwood and his Cambridge United side stand in the way of the Shakers issuing an instant response.
A win for the hosts would mean a return to the top of the Sky Bet League Two home form table. MK Dons and Tranmere are currently two points ahead of Bury, but the Shakers have played a home game less than them.
Tonight is a game in hand for the Shakers, and victory will see them return to second in the league, closing the gap at the top of the table to six points. Ryan Lowe will be without the suspended Danny Mayor, and it is yet to be seen if Dom Telford will be fit for selection.
Both Ryan Lowe and Nicky Adams spoke to the press on Saturday, and they both previewed the fixture with Cambridge United.
The Gaffer was looking for an instant reaction from his players: “I’ve said to the lads they’ve got to bounce back. Last time we lost, we went on a fifteen-game unbeaten run, so I’ve said they’ve got to go on a seven-game unbeaten run now because we’ve got seven games to play for, seven big games.”
The view was shared by our Vice-Captain Nicky Adams: “Cambridge will be a good side, we’ll do our homework on them over the next couple of days and we’ll bounce into Tuesday, that’s the way we are.”
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Last Time Out
Domestic iFollow subscribers can listen to live commentary of Tuesday's game by signing into their account and visiting the match centre. The game is not available to stream for domestic subscribers.
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.
Antony Coggins will take charge of his thirty-third game of the season. He has given out one hundred and eighteen yellow cards, along with three red ones to date.
He has taken charge of one previous game for both sides this season. He oversaw Bury’s late defeat to MK Dons back in August, as well as Cambridge United’s 3-1 home win against Colchester.
The Official isn’t scared of a card, producing eight yellows and a red in a goalless draw at Swindon when they hosted Mansfield. This season, he has produced at least one card in every game he’s officiated.
We’ve Met Before
Bury have squared off with Cambridge United on twenty-eight occasions so far. The Shakers have been victorious on twelve of these games, compared to Cambridge who have nine wins. This means that there have been seven draws between the sides.
2013 was the last time the Shakers lost against Cambridge, with the last home loss coming way back in 2002.
The Shakers are currently fourth in the Sky Bet League Two form guide for the last 10 games. Ryan Lowe has guided his side to nineteen points via five wins and four draws, losing just once.
In contrast, Cambridge are nineteenth, winning two, drawing four and losing four, meaning that Colin Calderwood’s side have picked up a third of the points available.