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Match Preview FA Youth Cup: Peterborough United vs Bury

17 January 2019

The young Shakers are back in action this evening as they travel to the ABAX Stadium to take on Peterborough United in the fourth round of the FA Youth Cup.

Ryan Kidd’s under 18s have been victorious over North Shields, Fleetwood Town and Stevenage so far, notching 14 goals in the process.

Midfield playmaker Callum Hulme is set to be included in the squad after being named as a substitute in Ryan Lowe’s first team squad in their last three outings. He scored the all-important goal to restore the Shakers’ lead in extra-time last time out at Stevenage.

Sam Allardyce and Aaron Skinner are back and available for selection after they had to sit out of the 4-2 third round victory at Stevenage.

In his press conference this morning, first team manager Ryan Lowe confirmed that he would again be watching the game this evening with colleague, Steven Schumacher. Speaking ahead of the game he said: “We’ve got a good group in there and good coaches, it’s good they play the same system as us and I’ll be there supporting them.”

Speaking to the club after last month’s third round victory, Ryan Kidd went on record saying: “We’ll get the analyst Hannah to have a look at them, it’s going to be tough opposition, it’s not going to be easy, no where’s easy.”

If they were to progress, it would be another away tie for Bury with either Preston North End or Norwich City being the hosts. The two sides meet on the 22nd of January at Deepdale.

Skipper Joe Adams will have to be on top form with the rest of the cavalry as Peterborough are yet to concede a goal in the competition after 2-0, 3-0 and 2-0 wins over Hullbridge Sports FC, Luton Town and Huddersfield Town respectively.

The Shakers come into the fixture on a six-game unbeaten run with their opponents winning eight from their last nine. After reaching the fourth round already, former Stoke City winger Matthew Ethrington believes his side have already exceeded expectations in this season’s competition.

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