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OPPOSITION VIEW: Bury

29 April 2016

Chesterfield host Greater Manchester side Bury on Saturday in a crucial game for the Spireites in the clubs bid to remain in League One.

Here’s a closer look at the Shakers and what challenge they will bring to Danny Wilson’s side. 

Name: Bury FC 
Founded: 1885 
Stadium: Gigg Lane (12,500 capacity)
Manager: David Flitcroft

Recent form: 
Saturday, April 23 - Bury 1 - 3 Millwall 
Tuesday, April 19– Scunthorpe 2 - 1 Bury
Saturday, April 16 – Swindon 0 - 1 Bury
Saturday, April 9 – Bury 1 - 0 Doncaster
Saturday, April 2 – Burton 1 - 1 Bury 
Monday, March 28 – Bury 0 - 1 Gillingham 

Bury sit in 15th place in Sky Bet League One going into Saturday’s clash, safe from relegation and have little to play for this season as a top half place looks just out of their reach due to their goal difference. 

The Shakers will be hoping to avoid a third successive defeat when they travel to the Proact. Their away record is poor this season, winning just six of their 22 of their games on the road and have kept just four away clean sheets. 

Reverse fixture: 

Bury got the win at Gigg Lane when the two sides previously met in the reverse fixture back in December, Danny Mayor’s 68th minute winner enough to see off the Spireites. The win lifted Bury to seventh while Chesterfield dropped to 17th. 

Head-to-head: 

Overall, the Shakers have the better head-to-head record in this fixture, winning 36 times compared to Chesterfield’s 30. The Spireites have fared better in recent contests having lost just two of their last eight meetings with Bury. Chesterfield have done well in recent home meetings as well, winning five of the last six. 

Recent results: 

December 12, 2015 – Bury 1-0 Chesterfield – League One 
January 11, 2014 – Chesterfield 4-0 Bury – League Two
August 3, 2013 – Bury 0-2 Chesterfield – League Two
February 14, 2012 – Bury 1-1 Chesterfield – League One
September 13, 2011 – Chesterfield 1-0 Bury – League One
April 25, 2011 – Chesterfield 2-3 Bury – League Two
February 15, 2011 – Bury 1-1 Chesterfield – League Two 
February 13, 2010 – Chesterfield 1-0 Bury – League Two




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