Stanley return to the Store First Stadium tomorrow night after a lengthy absence with Bury the visitors.
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Stanley have been away too long – the Reds haven’t played a home game since late December – and now they return to the Store First Stadium looking to return to winning ways.
Back-to-back defeats have dented hopes of making the top seven but a win against local rivals would be the perfect tonic.
The Shakers are promotion contenders themselves and sit in seventh place ahead of the game.
After Dave Flitcroft’s side beat the Reds earlier in the season, getting their own back may also be on the agenda of the Stanley players.
Stanley currently have no long term injury absentees after Adam Buxton returned from his lengthy lay-off with a goal at AFC Wimbledon.
Manager John Coleman has hinted at changes to his line up as the Reds look to return to winning ways.
Bury striker Ryan Lowe picked up a hamstring problem at the weekend and misses out.
Of the last 10 seasons the Shakers have spent eight in League Two, with the other two seasons spent in League One. In the 2008/09 season the club finished in 4th place in League Two and missed out on automatic promotion by a single goal. In the play offs that followed Bury lost to Shrewsbury Town in a penalty shootout. The club then gained automatic promotion to League One in the 2010/11 season.
The club then spent the following two seasons in League One, before being relegated back to League Two at the end of the 2012/13 season. Last season in League Two the Shakers finished in 12th place in the table.
Flitcroft is currently in his second managerial role, after joining the Shakers as manager in December 2013. Prior to being Bury manager, Flitcroft had a spell in charge of Barnsley between 2012 and 2013.
Prior to being a manager Flitcroft had a successful playing career, making over 400 appearances for a number of clubs including Rochdale, Chester and Bury.
Talented winger who started his career up the road at Preston North End and has since spent time at Tranmere, Sheffield Wednesday and Southend.
Known for his pace and eye for a spectacular goal, the 24-year-old was on loan at Gigg Lane last season before signing a permanent deal with the Shakers in the summer.
The two sides have met on a 20 previous occasions and it’s Bury who hold the upper hand with 11 wins to Stanley’s five.
The last meeting came in August when the Shakers were 2-1 home winners over the Reds.
Stanley have gone three matches without beating this week’s opponents, with their last victory coming thanks to a Joe Jacobson goal in January 2011.
The Reds have lost their last two games, away at Tranmere and Wimbledon, but have lost just once at home since October.
John Coleman’s side sit 15th in League Two and eight points behind their visitors who sit in the final play-off spot.
Bury have beaten Carlisle and drawn with Wycombe since losing their first game of 2015 to Dagenham & Redbridge.
James Gray 5
Shay McCartan 5
Kal Naismith 4
Luke Joyce 4
Rob Atkinson 4
John O’Sullivan 4
Sean Maguire 4
Marcus Carver 3
Piero Mingoia 3
Daniel Nardiell0 11
Danny Rose 8
Ryan Lowe 8
Admission prices for the game are:
Over 65′s & Students £15
Under 18′s £10
Accompanied Under 12′s £5
For more information on the Shakers, why not visit their official website www.buryfc.co.uk or their Twitter feed @BuryFCofficial