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PREVIEW: BURY (A)

24 November 2015

The Iron will be looking to return to winning ways when they travel to Bury on Tuesday night.

Play-off chasing Bradford beat United 2-0 on Saturday, with a goal in either half compounding a disappointing afternoon for the Iron.

Meanwhile, Bury head into Tuesday’s clash on the back of an impressive 1-0 win over fellow play-off rivals Burton Albion.

The Shakers have made a great start on their League One return following their promotion from League Two last season.

David Flitcroft has assembled a squad with a blend of experience and youth which has undoubtedly helped them rise into the play-off places.



Mark Robins may look to make some changes to his side to freshen it up following a busy run of fixtures.

The Iron have no new injury worries after Saturday’s game against Bradford, where they made four changes to the starting line-up.




Striker Leon Clarke has been in red-hot form since joining Bury at the start of the season, with his goals lifting the Shakers into play-off contention.

The 30-year-old has found the net nine times in 13 games this season, and will hope to continue that form against one of his former clubs.

Clarke had a spell with the Iron in 2012, scoring 11 goals in 15 appearances, just one of many prolific spells for the striker.

He started at Wolves, before joining Sheffield Wednesday, followed by a few brief spells at Queens Park Rangers, Swindon and Charlton.

After his spell at Charlton, he moved to Coventry where he enjoyed a prolific stint, finding the net 28 times in just 45 games.

That earned him a move to Wolves, where he helped them to the League One title, but he struggled to make the impact he would have hoped for.

He joined Bury in the summer following his release from Wolves and has recaptured the form that he has showed in previous spells in his career.



Bury mounted a great comeback in the last encounter between the two sides, securing a 2-2 on Boxing Day 2013.

Sam Winnall gave the Iron the lead in the first half, before he doubled the score midway through the second half.

The game changed after the second goal though, with Winnall receiving his second yellow for his celebration and leaving United with ten men.

The Iron had 20 minutes to hold out, but had a nervy finale when Chris Sedgewick halved the deficit with 15 minutes to play.

It looked like Russ Wilcox’s side would manage to see the game out, only for Daniel Nardiello to strike in the last minute to claim a point.
 


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