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Preview: Bury

29 April 2019

Setting the scene…

Tranmere Rovers return to Prenton Park for their final home game of the regular season when they host fellow Sky Bet League Two promotion-rivals Bury, 7.45pm kick-off on Tuesday night. 
 
Micky Mellon’s men are back in front of the SWA following on from a hard-fought goalless draw away to champions Lincoln City at Sincil Bank on Easter Monday.
 
Rovers, currently sixth, four-points from third-placed Mansfield Town, welcome Ryan Lowe’s Shakers to the Wirral, who are second after their 3-1 home triumph over Northampton Town at Gigg Lane last time out.
 
Team news

Mark Ellis is facing an extended period on the sidelines with a cruciate knee ligaments injury. Ishmael Miller will not play again this season either and is still in the early stages of his recovery.
 
Evan Gumbs has gone for a scan after an injury sustained against Lincoln City. Saturday's match will also come too soon for Liam Ridehalgh. Luke McCullough is also a long term absentee for Rovers.
 
On a positive front, David Perkins and Steve McNulty are back in training. 
 
The Shakers season so far
 
Following on from their relegation back to the fourth-tier last term, Bury find themselves in second place in the division with two fixtures of the campaign to play.
 
Lowe’s side are on track to secure an immediate promotion back up to Sky Bet League One after returning to winning ways in their victory over the Cobblers.
 
From their 44 games played so far, the Shakers have won 22, drawn 11 and lost 11 along the way, which has seen move up to second behind champions Lincoln City after collecting 77 points, a point clear of fourth-placed MK Dons.
 
Should they earn a point at Prenton Park, they will seal promotion to League One.

One to watch
 
In form forward Nicky Maynard leads the way in Bury’s goal-scoring charts.
Born in Winsford, Cheshire, Maynard turned professional with Crewe Alexandra after coming through the Railwaymen’s academy.
 
He spent three-years at Gresty Road before moving to Bristol City in 2008, scoring 45 league goals in four seasons with the Ashton Gate club.
 
Further spells at West Ham United, Cardiff City, Wigan Athletic, MK Dons and Aberdeen followed before he linked up with Ryan Lowe’s Shakers back in September 2018.
 
This season, the 32-year-old has scored 21 goals for the Gigg Lane side as they eye promotion from Sky Bet League Two.
 
Tickets
 
Fancy heading down to Prenton Park on Tuesday night to watch some affordable football and cheer on Micky’s lads as TRFC welcome Bury the Wirral
 
Match tickets for our home game against Ryan Lowe’s Shakers are still available to purchase either in person at the Prenton Park ticket office or online by CLICKING HERE.
 
Tickets start from as little as just £2 for U12s and adults from £18 with family tickets available to save money. It is £2 cheaper to buy online, which we encourage all supporters to do.
 
Help us Pack the Park against Bury by joining the SWA and buying your
match tickets today for a cheaper rate than on the day!
 
TRFC’s online ticket store is also the perfect place to purchase tickets for upcoming Sky Bet League Two games, both home and away, and away coach travel.
 
Match Officials
 
Referee: David Webb
Assistants: Steven Meredith and Robert Merchant
Fourth Official: Matthew Donohue
 
Match Coverage
 
Can’t make it to Rovers’ home game against Bury on Tuesday? Don’t worry as you can keep up with goings on at Prenton Park.
 
You can now sign up to Tranmere Rovers’ iFollow, which allows access to extended highlights and interviews with manager Micky Mellon and a player, after the game.
 
To sign up, click here
 
Alternatively, you can follow the action through our social media channels below, with full text coverage during the fixture, followed by a match report.
 
Twitter: @tranmererovers
Facebook: @trfcofficial
Instagram: @tranmererovers

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