Pool Take On The Shakers
With the fight for League One survival intensifying ahead of the Easter period, Blackpool will look to build on last week’s victory over Crewe Alexandra with another three-point haul against Bury.
The Seasiders won for the first time in nine games last time out and are sat above the relegation zone by one point, ahead of two games in four days.
Bury’s League One status is all but secured for another season after a solid first campaign back at this level, but they’ve lost their four away matches without scoring a goal.
Jack Redshaw will miss out after picking up a red card at Crewe last time out, but Lloyd Jones and David Ferguson are back available. Henry Cameron remains a long-term absentee and Emmerson Boyce is on international duty but Jacob Blyth is in line for his debut.
Bury will be without 17-goal Leon Clarke, while skipper Nathan Cameron is out for the season. Ian Lawlor is away on international duty and Rob Lainton is out with a groin injury. Jacob Mellis and Kelvin Etuhu remain side-lined.
Neil McDonald: “We've got a great chance to go and put that bit of breathing space by winning another game at home against Bury. We're feeling good about ourselves after a fantastic and well deserved win against Crewe and we have to capitalise on that as much as we possibly can.”
David Flitcroft: “Results give you confidence, confidence gives you belief, they got the three points last weekend which of course was massive against Crewe but that won’t really have a bearing on our game as we’ve got to focus on what we’re doing, how we’re going to go about our business and how we’re going to impose our strengths.”
Simon Hooper will take charge of the fixture, his first involving Blackpool since February 2015. He’ll be assisted Michael Denton and Mark Dwyer, while David Coote.
Mark Cullen and Luke Higham are the subject of the main interviews inside the latest edition of Up The Pool. Former Pool defender Peter Clarke provides the away perspective, while another favourite Steve Harrison discusses the top six moments of his Pool career.