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MATCH PREVIEW: BURY V WIGAN ATHLETIC

9 October 2015

Latics face promotion rivals Bury in Sky Bet League One at Gigg Lane on Saturday.

  • Latics hoping to move into the top six with victory, Bury, meanwhile, know victory will move them into the top two.
  • Gary Caldwell’s side five unbeaten in all competitions, Bury have won seven of last eight.
  • Wigan Athletic fans travelling in heavy numbers again, with over 1,000 set to make an away trip for the fifth time this season.
Gary Caldwell’s Wigan Athletic will look to move into the top six of Sky Bet League One, and extend their unbeaten run in all competitions to six games, when they travel to Bury’s Gigg Lane on Saturday (3pm kick-off).

Backed by over 1,000 Latics fans, Caldwell and his side will be fully aware of the magnitude of the task David Flitcroft’s Shakers present after winning seven of their last eight games in all competitions and with their own motivation of moving into the automatic promotion spots with victory.

Latics have no fresh injury worries and will be boosted by the returns of captain Craig Morgan and midfielder Jordan Flores from suspension.

Bury have former Latic Leon Clarke firing on all cylinders this season with nine goals in ten games in all competitions, the Shakers losing just one of the games in which he has featured.

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BURY FC

For David Flitcroft’s Bury, the 2015-16 campaign could not have started in a more indifferent fashion following their promotion to Sky Bet League One last season.

A positive summer saw the Shakers add plenty of Championship and League One experience to their ranks in the form of Leon Clarke (Wolves), Peter Clarke (Blackpool), Jacob Mellis (Blackpool), Tom Pope (Port Vale) and Danny Pugh Coventry City.

After an unbeaten pre-season, Bury struggled to get going in League One, drawing four and losing one of their opening five games, with their only victory in the first month of the season coming in a 2-1 Capital One Cup success against Latics.

Beaten by Leicester City 4-1 in the second round of the competition, Bury then won their next seven in all competitions following a 2-1 Johnstone’s Paint Trophy first round win at Accrington Stanley. Wins at Walsall, Sheffield United, Peterborough United and Colchester United were dissected by home wins over Coventry City and Port Vale. 

Last time out, they lost 1-0 at Morecambe in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy second round but confidence is still high for the Gigg Lane outfit.

Flitcroft has seen his side stay relatively injury free and, as a result, has six members of his squad with ever-present league records to date this season, including four defenders in Nathan Cameron, Peter Clarke, Chris Hussey and Joe Riley.

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