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Match Preview: Stevenage vs Bury

8 March 2019

The Shakers head south this weekend for a Sky Bet League Two encounter with Dino Maamria’s Stevenage FC.

Ryan Lowe was coming into the game in high spirits after winning his third Manager of the Month award of the season, but he still knows it’ll be a tough game and nothing can be taken for granted: “They’re not a pushover for anyone, they’re a good team on their day and they’re effective in what they do. Yes, they’ve had some inconsistencies in their results, but that doesn’t mean anything. We don’t look at the form guide.” 

Eoghan O’Connell also spoke to the press ahead of the game, “They’re kind of in the mix for the Play-Offs, they’re challenging so they’re going to be well up for it. Every game away from home is tough and I think if we can replicate Tuesday night’s performance and maybe take our chances, we’ll be alright.” 

Stevenage’s View 

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Last Time Out 

Match Coverage

Domestic iFollow subscribers can listen to live commentary of Saturday's game by signing into their account and visiting the match centre.

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 

John Busby will take charge of his thirty-fifth game this season, having previously brandished eighty-two yellow cards and five red ones. 

One of those dismissals was in his only previous Bury game of the season, when Will Aimson’s dramatic stoppage-time equaliser salvaged a point at home to Forest Green Rovers.  He has also covered one Stevenage game as he officiated their 1-0 win at the LAMEX Stadium against Yeovil Town. 

The Official has so far had four cardless games. 

We’ve Met Before 

Saturday will be the tenth time the Shakers and the Boro will meet, with the Shakers only losing on two occasions, winning four times and drawing three. 

Bury haven’t lost against Saturday’s opponents since 2012, going unbeaten in the last five. 

Form Guide 

The Shakers are top of the form guide for the last ten games, winning seven and drawing three. They’re the only team in the division to bag over twenty times in the ten games with twenty-two. In contrast, Stevenage are twelfth, winning four and losing four, drawing the other two. The Boro have conceded more than they’ve scored in the period, having a minus three goal difference.


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