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Preview: Bury (A)

Notts face the Shakers for the first time since 2013

19 October 2018

Notts travel to Bury on Saturday chasing a fourth straight Sky Bet League Two win.

After a weekend off, following the postponement of the Oldham match, the Magpies will hope to continue their good form and put in another solid display at Gigg Lane.

Notts have lost just once in the league under manager Harry Kewell and will look to extend their unbeaten run to six games on Saturday.

Bury, meanwhile, sit two points outside the play-offs as they look to bounce back from relegation at the first attempt.

The Shakers are unbeaten in four and Nicky Maynard has scored their last three goals in League Two.

Notts assistant manager Warren Feeney says…

“We’ve been on a good run and it’s nice to get the results but we believe in keeping our feet firmly on the ground.

“We might be unbeaten in five but we’re still not where we want to be in the table so we have to keep building brick-by-brick.

“Bury are a very good team with excellent players like Maynard and Neil Danns so they pose a threat.

“We believe in our own ability though, so if we're at our best, we’re positive that we’ll get a result.”

Bury boss Ryan Lowe says…

“Harry Kewell has gone there and improved the results and as a manager he is on the up.

“We’ve studied Notts and know they can do both phases of the game well but our focus will be on ourselves.

“We will put 100 percent into the game and hopefully we come away with the points.”

Team news

Kristian Dennis was in the goals for the Under 23s on Tuesday, for whom Andy Kellett and Terry Hawridge played 90 minutes. All three will hope to feature in Saturday’s squad.

Young midfielder Joe Adams impressed in Bury’s Checkatrade Trophy win against Leicester Under 21s on Tuesday and manager Lowe says he is one of several players giving him a selection headache.

We’ve met before

Notts are unbeaten in their last three visits to Gigg Lane, winning the most recent clash 2-0 in September 2012.

An early goal from Lee Hughes and one in the 90th-minute by Alan Judge earned the points in the League One encounter.

Notts won the second meeting of that season even more convincingly, coming from behind to triumph 4-1 with Francois Zoko netting a brace.

The weekend’s officials

Referee: Carl Boyeson

Assistants: Declan Ford and Paul Hobday

Fourth official: David Benton

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