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Match Preview: Accrington Stanley vs Bury

8 January 2019

Ryan Lowe and his side travel to Sky Bet League One outfit Accrington Stanley on Tuesday as the road to Wembley continues.

Accrington Stanley will be the fifth time the Shakers will face a team from a higher division this season,  after previously taking on Nottingham Forest, Rochdale, Fleetwood and Luton in various competitions. It will be a great test for Bury, one they'll relish as they push for a return to League One next season.

Lowe is excited by the prospect of getting to Wembley, speaking to iFollow after Saturday's 1-0 victory at Yeovil he said: "We're in the last sixteen, you win you're in the last eight, and suddenly you find yourself a game or two from Wembley.

"It's a competition we've taken seriously from the start to now and we will continue to take it seriously."


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Last Time Out


Match Coverage

Domestic iFollow subscribers can watch Tuesday's game live. A matchday pass costs just £10 and can be purchased by visiting our iFollow page.

Existing domestic iFollow subscribers can listen to the game as part of their package or can follow the same steps as above to watch the game.

Overseas subscribers can watch the match live by logging into their account.

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.



Matthew Donohue is the referee for the Checkatrade Trophy Third Round tie on Tuesday. It will be the first time he has overseen a game including either Accrington Stanley or Bury this season.

He has brandished seventy-eight yellow cards and four reds in his previous twenty-three fixtures this campaign. Most notably, he produced seven yellow cards and a red as Lincoln hosted Crawley in September.


We've Met Before

Bury have the much better record between the two sides, winning twenty-three from thirty-four previous encounters. Tuesday's hosts have been victorious six times with the game finishing level on five occasions.


Form Guide

Bury have won three of their four Checkatrade Trophy games so far. The Shakers have hit the back of the net seven times and conceded four. Ryan Lowe and his team kicked off the knockout stages with an impressive 1-0 victory at Mansfield, thanks to a goal from Dom Telford last month.

John Coleman's side have won two and lost one in the group stage, before overcoming Lincoln City at the Wham Stadium 4-2 on penalties after a 2-2 draw.

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