Bury look to consolidate play-off but face tough test

League One: Bury v AFC Wimbledon

By Jack Simpson

Bury host AFC Wimbledon at Gigg Lane with The Shakers looking to improve, having lost the last three games. This includes a defeat to Lancashire rivals Rochdale in their last match.

AFC Wimbledon are in fine form, with The Wombles being unbeaten in their five games including a fine 3-1 win at Oxford and currently sit in 12th place.

Bury will be without the suspended Kean Bryan and Jacob Mellis, with the pair being sent off during the fiery Lancashire derby at Rochdale.

Speaking to the Bury Times afterwards, manager David Flitcroft said: “The frustration from my players, I’ve got to work on that and make sure that we get the discipline better and get them refocused. At the minute we are clocking up too many yellow cards and too many red cards”.

The Wombles will be without injured winger George Francomb, with the game coming to soon for the 25-year-old.

Speaking to the AFC Wimbledon website, assistant manager Neil Cox said his concentration will be on his own club, not what Bury will be scheming: “It will be difficult to know how they are going to play because looking at the size of their squad they can chop and change a lot. They also had two sent off on Saturday. They have a lot of good players and it will not be easy going up there.”

AFC Wimbledon have included 18-year-old defender Seth Owens in their squad following his impressive form for the development squad.

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