The Shakers head into their penultimate fixture of the forty-six-game season on Tuesday as they travel to Tranmere Rovers. Ryan Lowe's side just need the one point from the six available to secure an immediate return to Sky Bet League One.
The Bury faithful will have good memories of Prenton Park, gaining promotion there in 2015, and it could be déjà vu this weekend!
Current Manager Ryan Lowe started that game as a player, and it was Tom Soares’ goal that clinched promotion for Bury on a very memorable day.
If Lowe guides his side to their twenty-third win of the season, it could confirm an immediate return to Sky Bet League One for the Shakers at the first time of asking, although a point will also do the job!
The Gaffer was under no illusion that Tuesday will be another test for his side: “We’re expecting a tough game, but again, we’ll respect them. All we’ve got to do is worry about ourselves. If we play anything like we can do, then I’ll be happy.”
Jay O’Shea shares that sentiment, and also wants to put in a performance for the superb away support: “It’s going to be a really tough game, we know that. Obviously, we’ve seen that we have sold 2,000 tickets so it’s going to be a great atmosphere, and hopefully we can give the fans something to cheer about.”
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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 available for domestic streaming, click HERE for all the information.
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.
David Webb will be taking charge of his thirty-fourth game of the season on Tuesday, having produced ninety-eight yellow cards and five reds over the course of the campaign.
The Official has been based at a higher level so far, with twenty-six of his total games coming in the Championship. Tuesday will see Webb oversee Bury or Tranmere for the first time this season.
He recently distributed six yellow cards and two red cards when Walsall hosted Oxford, with the visitors coming out on top despite being reduced to nine men.
We’ve Met Before
The Shakers have the better record between the two sides, boasting twenty-nine wins in comparison to Tranmere’s twenty-two. There have also been seventeen draws between Bury and Tranmere Rovers.
The form for the last ten fixtures sees the Shakers sit tenth in the league table, collecting fourteen points via four wins and two draws, losing four also. Bury’s goal difference is even, after scoring and conceding fourteen goals.
On the other hand, Tranmere top the form guide, picking up two thirds of the thirty points on offer. Micky Mellon has guided his side to six wins and two draws, only losing the two. Tranmere sit on plus eight goal difference, scoring thirteen and only letting five in. Despite sitting top, they’ve only won once in their last five games.