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Match Preview: Macclesfield Town v Bury

3 November 2018

Ryan Lowe's Bury make the short journey to the Moss Rose this afternoon, as Macclesfield Town get ready for another epic battle in our fight to ascend up the League Two table.

After last weekend's harsh 1 - 0 reversal at Cambridge, Danny and Neil will be going all out to secure our second victory of the season and we need you right behind us every step of the way.

The vociferous support you have provided us with over the last few weeks in particular has been nothing short of phenomenal and we need you to stand with us again today as we fight for the points on offer.

Previewing the match yesterday, here are the thoughts of Joint Assistant Manager Neil Howarth.

The Silkmen were buoyed by the return of Ryan Lloyd in midweek and he is in contention to play some part in the game after recovering from an achilles injury. Elliott Durrell is also close to a return, whilst Danny Whitaker and Callum Evans should return to the fold within the coming weeks.

Bury are currently tenth in League Two, after accumulating 23 points from their opening sixteen games.

They come in to the clash after suffering a 1 - 0 defeat at Port Vale last week - former Shaker Tom Pope scoring the only goal of the game in the 51st minute.

Bury have contested eight League Two fixtures away from Gigg Lane this season and have tasted victory at Swindon Town and Colchester United.

The spoils have been shared at Northampton and Crewe, whilst defeats have been suffered at MK Dons, Lincoln, Crawley and Port Vale.

The last time that The Shakers visited Moss Rose for a competitive fixture was back in February 2011. A brace from Ryan Lowe helped the visitors claim a 4 - 2 victory that day - despite goals from Ross Draper and Tyrone Barnett.

Today we will be remembering all those lost in conflict as part of the 1918 Armistice anniversary. Please arrive at the ground early and if at all possible, your donations to the Royal British Legion would be greatly appreciated.

Finally, skipper David Fitzpatrick will be taking your questions in the McIlroy Suite after the game. David will be making his way over around 17:30, so make sure you stay behind after the game to hear his thoughts.

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