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Match pack: Bury (H)

5 March 2019

Another challenging task awaits Michael Duff’s Cheltenham Town side on Tuesday night when promotion chasing Bury visit the Jonny-Rocks Stadium (kick-off: 7.45pm).

At the weekend the Robins made the trip to the third place Mansfield Town, and despite a courageous second half comeback, left the One Call Stadium without any points.

This evening's task is again another tricky one against a Bury team who are flying at the top end of League Two.

With Cheltenham having delivered regularly of late on home turf though it's all set to be an intriguing contest under the lights at the Jonny-Rocks.

Tickets are available online for tonight's match here, and will also be on sale at the turnstiles.

Team news

There are no fresh injury concerns following Saturday’s game. Rhys Lovett is looking to shake off a groin injury that ruled him out of the match at the One Call Stadium, while Nigel Atangana and Alex Addai are both unavailable with longer term problems.

Michael Duff spoke to the press on Monday morning. Watch his pre-match press conference below:


Riding high in the automatic promotion places, Bury’s first season back in League Two since the 2014-15 campaign looks like it potentially could be only a short stay as long as they maintain their excellent run of form that has seen them win eight and draw two of their last 10 League Two matches.

Manager Ryan Lowe has steered the Bury ship well so far this season since his permanent appointment following the Shakers relegation from League One at the end of last season. It is the 40-year-old’s first permanent managerial role following a lengthy playing career in the Football League with the likes of Shrewsbury, Sheffield Wednesday, Tranmere and three spells with his current employers.

A former striker, it is one of Lowe’s experienced heads up top who has led the line this season. With 17 goals former Bristol City hit man Nicky Maynard has played a key role in a lively attack that the Robins back line will have to contend with.

Attack minded midfield men Jay O’Shea and Danny Mayor provide plenty of creativity and success in front of goal too and are backed up with the likes of Sheffield United loanee Caolan Lavery and former Stoke City youngster Dom Telford.

Experience of life at a higher level is a theme throughout much of their squad with ex-Crystal Palace midfielder Neil Danns their skipper, while Jermaine Beckford and the much travelled Nicky Adams feature on their roster too, as well as January loan signing from Rangers, Jordan Rossiter.

They boast the best home record in the division, and the fifth best away record, having accumulated 25 of their 66 points on the road this season.

Previous meetings

With eight wins from 15 previous meetings, it’s the Robins who have the better record between the two sides. In those clashes Bury have registered six wins, while only once, the club’s very first league meeting in September 2003, did both sides share a point.

The meeting between the two teams earlier in the campaign saw Bury blow the Robins away with a 4-1 midweek victory, ending a run of back-to-back three points for Cheltenham from the 2013-14 campaign.

Apart from an April 2010 clash at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium, each of the Robins eight wins has been by a single goal margin. That win in April 2010 saw goals from Justin Richards, Matt Thornhill, Josh Low (2) and Barry Hayles claim maximum points for Cheltenham in a 5-2 win.


Buy in advance online for Tuesday’s fixture and be in with a chance of winning a Nandos full platter voucher for Nandos, Cheltenham. You can buy online by clicking here.

Tickets are also available from the turnstiles on the night, while the ticket office will be open ahead of kick-off, and after the match, for fans wanting to purchase tickets for upcoming matches and away tickets and travel.

The club shop is also open before for supporters wanting to buy club merchandise.


Check out @CTFCofficial on Twitter for team news, updates and action images throughout the night, while you can also stay up to date with when the goals go in on the club’s Facebook page too. After the match visit the club website to see a match report and reaction to the result.

You can also take in full match coverage by using , as well as listening to commentary on BBC Radio Gloucestershire.

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