Fans of Bury FC will be familiar with the name, Ryan Lowe, the charismatic manager who led the Shakers to promotion from League two to league one. Lowe led Bury to second place finish in League 2, the fourth tier of English football, gaining automatic promotion in the process.
The dream to lead the team in league one, the third tier of English football was not realized as the club were expelled from English football league, the first to suffer the cruel fate in 27 years.
Bury FC needs to step up the fight to gain back their position in football league since the recent football league meeting saw their admittance to League Two lost out on bids. The club had put in a bid to play next season for the English Football League; the proposal that they provided was that the club is allowed to come back to the second league or be readmitted. The proposal was put forward to the member club meeting of the English Football League. The meeting comprises of 71 members and as per the rules and norms, their bid was not successful.
The club had been struggling to keep its position and there had been a plan for takeover so that the club can be renewed. However, the takeover bid did not work through. There have been supporters who came up with a plan to help Bury get a re-entry in League Two. The bid was even supported by the Mayor of Greater Manchester and local MPs. However, there is more support required as EFL made it evident when they considered the terms of the proposal.
Newly promoted League One outfit Bury have been served with notice by Manchester City to vacate their Carrington training base. According to reports from England this notice was given to the club after claims of neglect by Manchester City over the state of facilities.
The Citizens had rented the Shakers their training facilities since 2014 when the club moved to its new training ground. However, Bury have failed to hold their side of the bargain which stipulated that the buildings and pitches be well maintained
Cambridge United have been struggling all season but have provided a six-point cushion between themselves and the drop zone. Ahead of their clash away to Bury Cambridge coach Colin Calderwood has confirmed that Brad Halliday is likely to miss the clash.
Halliday had missed the last clash against Crewe on Tuesday as a result of injury but has now contracted an illness. This sickness is likely to disrupt the fullback recovery from his injury.
Forest Green Rovers head coach Mark Cooper felt his team were robbed following their narrow 2-1 loss against promotion rivals Bury at the New Lawn.
Cooper’s team were in full control of the first half, taking the lead early on through Reece Brown’s fierce strike. The Forest Greens totally dominated the first 45 minutes as the Bury players were struggling to get out of their own half.
Ryan Lowe’s side, on a cold evening in Bury, barely stuttered as they did well to see of Cheltenham 4-1 to extend their unbeaten run in the league to six matches.
Nicky Maynard was the cream of the crop for Bury, smashing in two goals to secure the win to improve the club’s chances of promotion back to League One.
League Two giants Bury FC will be welcoming Newport County AFC to Greater Manchester as Bury look to strengthen their positive form.
Having only lost once in their last nine league appearances, the Greater Manchester outfit are a tough opposition for Newport. The Shakers are unbeaten in their previous five matches, and have been able to rack up an impressive nine points since September 29th.
Relegation threatened League One side Bury FC are set to host Oldham Athletic at the Energy Check Stadium at Gigg Lane on Saturday. Oldham themselves also face relegation risk so they would approach the game with utmost seriousness.
Bury will be without Peter Clarke who cannot feature against his parent club while on loan. Bury coach Ryan Lowe is have to turn to Adam Thompson to play in defence in the crucial home fixture. Aside Clarke, Bury will miss Jermaine Beckford, Craig Jones and Eoghan O’Connell due to Knee, thigh and ligament injuries respectively.
The game is a must win for Lowe after the side dropped to the bottom of the standings with Rochdale’s midweek victory. The victory lifted them to 32 points and a better goal difference placed them above MK Dons in the 22nd spot. Lowe would be seeking to build on their last victory over eleventh placed Gillingham.
For Oldham they would have to resist a draw after steadying away from the relegation zone. They will be gunning for a third successive victory with the team on a high. Coach Richie Wellens has a decent and fully fit team at his disposal so they are expected to turn a decent result against their opponents.
Historically, Oldham have the advantage. In seven games between both sides at Gigg Lane, Bury have not won. There have been five losses and two wins for Bury so they stand a somewhat grim prospect against Oldham even at home. They have a decent home run at the moment, winning two and drawing two.
After 34 games, Bury usually have more than 30 points. The two times they didn’t in the history of the football league, they ended up being relegated. This makes it such an important game for them.
Bury manager Lee Clark is confident his side’s improved display in their 0-0 draw at home to fellow League One strugglers Plymouth could help kick-start their season.
The Shakers hit the woodwork three times, while Pilgrims goalkeeper Luke McCormick was their best player as they clung on for a goalless draw.
League One side Bradford City have confirmed a season long loan deal for Bury player Adam Thompson.
The 24-year old defender joined Bury this summer from Southend. He has played in three games but he likely did not match the expectations of manager Lee Clark so he was shipped off.
The Northern Ireland player is with the national team for the international break. He would join Stuart McCall’s side after international duty. The former Watford centre half is expected to add to the City ranks this campaign. McCall said he was happy to have the player on board as he plays a role they clearly wanted to strengthen.
As Bury lose the new addition, they have added another in MihaiDobre from Bournemouth. The 19-year old winger is expected to feature for Bury until January. He would miss the clash with Scunthorpe this weekend as he is with Romania U-21 for international games. Read More