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Match Preview: Bury vs Northampton Town

21 April 2019

Ryan Lowe and his side conclude their Easter Weekend when they host Keith Curle’s Northampton Town on Monday.

The Shakers will look to bounce back to winning ways, after a Good Friday defeat at Newport County, saw them drop to fourth in the league table. However, other fixtures mean that it is still in Bury’s hands. 

The last time the sides met, it was Curle’s first game in charge of the Cobblers, and since his appointment, only seven teams have better records, one of those being Bury. 

Nicky Maynard hit the back of the net for the twenty-first time this season last time out, putting Ryan Lowe’s side on ninety-nine goals for the campaign, one off the century! 

The Gaffer spoke to iFollow Bury following the Newport County game on Friday, looking ahead to Monday’s clash he had this to say: “We’ve got to keep pushing and plugging away, I said it’s going to be tough, the league can change up and down. We’ve got to be ready to pounce now. MK Dons and Mansfield have pounced on us today because we’ve missed out. We now have to wait to pounce on one of their results, and hopefully, we can do that." 

Jordan Rossiter also previewed the game on Monday, “We just need to recover well. The good thing about playing again Monday is we can get this out of our systems, and I think that’s what we need to do and as I say, three huge games to come and the lads are going to put everything into it.” 

Northampton Town’s View

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Last Time Out

Match Coverage

Domestic iFollow subscribers can listen to live commentary of Monday's game by signing into their account and visiting the match centre. The game isn’t available for domestic streaming. 

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. 

Referee

Michael Salisbury will take charge of his fortieth game of the campaign on Monday, and his first Shakers game of the season. He has taken charge of the one Northampton game previously, their 1-1 draw at Lincoln in February. 

In his thirty-nine previous games this season, the official has reached to his pocket for a yellow card one-hundred-fifteen times, while producing four red cards.

We’ve Met Before

The two sides have met before on sixty-four occasions. The Shakers edge the head-to-head slightly, winning twenty-four times compared to the twenty-three wins Northampton have. Bury and Northampton have drawn on seventeen occasions, including the most recent meeting back in October last year. 

The last thirteen meetings read favourable for the Shakers, having only suffered two defeats in the games dating back to 2009. 

Form Guide

Bury sit eleventh in the table after their last ten games, winning four, losing four and drawing two on their way to collecting fourteen points. The Shakers have managed to score in eight from the ten games, hitting the back of the net fourteen times. 

In contrast, Keith Curle’s side are fifth in the table, winning five, losing two and drawing three as they have managed to get eighteen points from a possible thirty. However, they have only won one of their last six games, which was last time out as they were 3-1 victors over Sol Campbell’s Macclesfield Town.


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