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Preview | Bury v Millwall

22 April 2016

Read our comprehensive guide to Saturday's big game

Millwall will look to tighten their grip on a League One Play-Off place with victory over Bury at Gigg Lane on Saturday (3pm).

Tuesday's hard-fought win against Fleetwood Town at The Den lifted The Lions up to fourth in the table but with three games remaining they have still have plenty of work to do to secure a top six finish.

Bury go into Saturday's game in 15th position having had a solid season following promotion from League Two at the end of the last campaign. The Shakers also boast an impressive home record this term and have lost only four times at Gigg Lane during 2015/16.

What the manager says

Neil Harris: "It's a tricky one because Bury have got a very good home record.

"By their own admittance they've been a little bit inconsistent this year but have still had a good season back at this level.

"We do go there in high spirits because even though we weren't great the other night against Fleetwood we still managed to get the three points.

"We've been consistent with points gained and performances for a long period of time now so we look forward to it. Saturday is our last long trip of the year and while we know it is going to be a difficult game, it's one we're fully motivated for as we look for more points to consolidate our place in the Play-Offs."

Read more from Harris by clicking here.

Team news

Millwall have doubts over strike duo Steve Morison and Lee Gregory, who both came off during Tuesday's win over Fleetwood, but Harris has confirmed that the forward pair will be assessed right up to kick-off at Gigg Lane.

Shane Ferguson missed the midweek victory at The Den and has just a "real outside chance" for Saturday.

Shaun Williams serves the second game of a three-match suspension while Shaun Cummings remains a long-term absentee.


Saturday's fixture marks the 41st meeting between Bury and Millwall in all competitions.

The two sides haven't met at Gigg Lane since 2001, when the home side secured a 2-1 victory having been beaten 4-0 by The Lions earlier that same season.

Millwall were victorious in the most recent encounter, back in November at The Den, when Shaun Williams scored the only goal of the game.

Going into this weekend's fixture it is Bury who hold the head-to-head advantage having won 17 of the previous 40 meetings compared to 12 for The Lions.


Millwall are 19/20 favourites with Sky Bet to earn what would be a crucial victory at Gigg Lane, while Bury are priced at 3/1. The draw is available at 12/5.

For these odds and many more, including first and last goalscorer markets, visit Sky Bet.


Lions fans unable to make the trip north can still follow all the action as it happens by tuning into full match commentary on Lions PlayerHD.

Regular updates will also be posted from @MillwallFC, the club's official Twitter account.

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