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Bury Preview

4 February 2014

Match Previews

Bury Preview

4 February 2014

A full guide as Oxford United take on Bury in Sky Bet League 2

We look ahead to Oxford United's  trip to Bury tonight.

United will wait on the fitness of winger Sean Rigg before naming the side to take on Bury. Rigg is a doubt with a calf injury picked up in Saturday's 2-1 win over Wimbledon but with both David Connolly and Dave Kitson available again there are attacking options for caretaker boss Mickey Lewis. Connolly scored on his debut on Saturday while Kitson is back in full training and came on as a late sub against Wimbledon.

Ryan Clarke, nominated for Sky Bet Player of the Month after going the whole of January without conceding a goal, will be hoping to keep another clean sheet with Michael Raynes in with an outside chance of returning in defence.

See Mickey Lewis previewing the game and talking about the selection options in Yellow Player where we also have a great 15 minute Preview Show featuring Danny Rose, a mystery guest and Manor Ground midfielder Matt Murphy.


It is a new look Bury side since the arrival of David Flitcroft as Manager. Pablo Mills and Jim McNulty have arrived in defence, Andrew Tutte,Tommy Miller and Chris Sedgwick in midfield while former Northampton striker Clive Platt has come in to attack.

With three wins in their last five games Bury are in good form and Flitcroft gives credit for that to his battling players:

“When you’re building a project you’ve got to look at the short-term and the priority was to bring in experience,” he said.

“When the muck and bullets are flying, sometimes young players can go under, but we have a very good spine and leaders out on the pitch." 


Sky Bet League 2, Tuesday 4th February, Kick-off 7.45pm
Gigg Lane, Bury BL9 9HR

Oxford United fans have been allocated seating in the West Stand and entry to the stadium is by PAYMENT AT THE TURNSTILES on the day.
Prices are as follows:

Adult £15.00
Over 65 £10.00
*Student £10.00
Under 23 £10.00
*Unemployed £10.00
Under 11 £5.00

**Wheelchair and Ambulant disabled supporters (includes free carer) £10.00.

*ID required and tickets must be purchased at the Bury ticket office.
** Person with disability must show relevant documentation, receipt of middle or higher rate of Disability Living Allowance – mobility or care component, receipt of either Severe Disablement Allowance or Attendance Allowance. These tickets must be purchased from the Bury ticket office.

TRAVEL (177 miles by car from Oxford)

Exit M60 at junction 17, (s/p A56 Whitefield, Salford). At roundabout follow signs to `Whitfield A56, Radcliffe (A665), Bury A56' onto the A56. After 0.3 miles go straight over double traffic lights passing McDonalds on LHS (s/p Bury A56, Radcliffe A665). At lights after 0.8 miles (just after the `Bull's Head' pub) bear right (s/p Bury A56). Straight on at lights after 1.0 miles (s/p Town Centre). After 1.0 miles turn right (s/p Football Ground) into Gigg Lane. The JD Stadium is on RHS after 0.1 miles

Departure Times: Ice Rink 2.15pm – Stadium 2.30pm
Fares:  Adult Member £19.00 Adult Non Member £21.00
             Junior Member £17.00 Junior Non Member £19.00
Call 01865 337533 to book your place on the coaches

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United are a very precise 19/10 to win tonight. You can place your bet now by clicking HERE safe in the knowledge that every bet you place helps the U's. And YES there are odds on the next Permanent Manager available...

There are also 53 other markets you can bet on, including:

Correct Score
Oxford 1-0 7/1
Oxford 2-0  12/1
Oxford 2-1  10/1
Oxford 3-0 33/1
Oxford 3-1 28/1

First/Last Goalscorers
David Connolly                  11/2
James Constable              11/2
Deane Smalley                  6/1
Dave Kitson                      13/2
Nicky Wroe                       10/1

Or how about Josh Ruffels for a first United goal : you'd get over 425/1 if he scored first in a 3-1 win.

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