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Bury Match Preview

7 September 2012

Please click here for everything you need to know ahead of this weekend's trip to Bury...

Bury v Preston North End
Saturday 8th September 2012, 3.00pm kick-off
npower League One
Gigg Lane

Preston North End will return to league action this weekend when they make the 35 mile trip to Gigg Lane with neighbours Bury the opposition.

The Lilywhites are currently enjoying a good run of form, winning their last four matches in all competitions and head to Greater Manchester in a buoyant mood.

After a four day break after their 48-hour double header against Swindon Town and Carlisle United, Preston could cement their place in the top half of the table with victory over the Shakers.

Team News
Manager Graham Westley welcomed back John Mousinho and Joel Byrom to training on Thursday after the pair have been sidelined for the last few weeks. 

Bailey Wright will be fit to play after suffering a concussion late on against Carlisle United on Tuesday night.

Lee Holmes and Lee Trundle remain the only two long term absentees. 

Ticket News
Tickets are now on sale from the ticket office or by calling 0844 856 1966.  

Prices for the game are as follows: 
East Stand, 702 seats available 
Adults £19 
Seniors (Over 65) £12 
Juniors (U16) £12 
Young Adult (16-21) £15 
Unemployed £12 (Need to show proof) 
Person with a disability £12 (Need to show proof) 
Helpers can attend the game of charge.  

Main Stand, 302 seats available 
Adults £21 
Seniors (Over 65) £12 
Juniors (U16) £12 
Young Adult (16-21) £15 
Unemployed £12 (Need to show proof) 
Disability £12 (Need to show proof) 
Helpers can attend the game free of charge.  

You can purchase Main Stand tickets online by visiting www.buryfc.co.uk. Tickets ordered online can be collected from the Gigg Lane ticket office on the day of the game.

Online tickets will stop being sold at 12.30pm on the day of the game.   

Coach prices are as follows: 
Adults £12 
Concessions £10 
Coaches will depart Deepdale/Leyland at 12.45pm  

The Shakers
Like Preston North End, Bury are currently in their second season in League One after consolidating their place in the division last season.

However the Shakers lost their manager Richie Barker to Crawley Town just before the season kicked off, and are now under the stewardship of caretaker boss Peter Shirtliff.

Shirtiff has been allowed by the Bury board to strengthen his squad, and in recent weeks recruited former PNE striker David Healy.

Still in search of their first win of the season, Bury will see Saturday’s match as a perfect opportunity to get their season underway by beating their north west rivals.

The Bury squad is as follows: 
Goalkeepers
1 Carson 20 Dibble 31 Williams

Defenders
2 Picken 3 Skarz 5 Lockwood 16 Sodje 17 Hughes 22 Melia 23 McLaughlin

Midfielders
6 Sweeney 7 Worrall 8 Schumacher 9 Jones 11 Marshall 13 Carrington 18 Harrop 21 Jones 26 McCarthy

Forwards
10 Bishop 12 John-Lewis 15 Elford-Alliyu 19 Cullen 24 Boswell 25Healy

Travel Guide
Gigg Lane BL9 9HR

Take the M6 exiting at junction 30 onto the M61 towards Manchester and following signs for the M60. At junction 17 take the A56 signposted to Whitefield/Prestwich, at the roundabout take the first exit signposted for Bury New Rd/A56. Then turn right onto Gigg Lane. 
Distance from Deepdale - 32 miles (43min)

Trains: Preston to Bury cheapest advance booking return ticket
Outwards: 
Preston 12:10 – Manchester Piccadilly 12:56 OR 
Preston 12:23 – Manchester Piccadilly 13:18 OR 
Preston 12:47 – Manchester Piccadilly 13:27 OR 
Preston 12:49 – Manchester Victoria 13:47 OR 

Return: 
Manchester Piccadilly 17:15 – Preston 17:55 OR 
Manchester Victoria 17:19 – Preston 18:16 OR 
Manchester Piccadilly 17:46 – Preston 18:38 OR 
Manchester Piccadilly 17:54 – Preston 18:48 

Return ticket price for one adult: £10.70 

Fans can get the tram from either Piccadilly or Victoria to Bury Metrolink station, which is a 15 minute walk from Gigg Lane.

Commentary 
PNE Player will be bringing supporters live commentary action from Gigg Lane courtesy of Jonathan Breeze and Anthony Wareing.  

If you want to tune in and are not yet a subscriber, you can do so by paying just £4.99 per month as we will bring you action from every game home and away this season. 

But that is far from all, with PNE Player also bringing subscribers exclusive interviews plus extended highlights from every first team match.


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