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17 March 2017

All you need to know ahead of Shakers clash...

Millwall and Bury will meet for the 43rd time in their Sky Bet League One clash at The Den this Saturday afternoon (kick-off 3pm).

With The Lions' heroic Emirates FA Cup exploits now at an end, attentions turn back to the League, with The Lions looking to secure their place in the top six - with a tilt at automatic promotion to The Championship still possible.

Bury arrive at in SE16 in the midst of a resurgence under new manager Lee Clark. The Shakers have won four of their last six matches and have steered themselves away from the Sky Bet League One relegation zone at a crucial stage of the season.

Millwall, meanwhile, will look to extend their run without defeat in the League to 15 games against the leakiest defence in the division.

The visitors hold the upper hand with regards to historical victories, having won 17 to Millwall's 14, however, The Lions have beaten The Shakers on the last three occasions.

The most recent of those came in extraordinary circumstances earlier this season. With the game goalless after an hour, James Vaughan's six-minute double looked to have given Bury all three points.

However, Shaun Williams reduced the arrears from the penalty spot with 20 minutes remaining to give The Lions hope and after Calum Butcher equalised on 86 minutes, the somewhat far away possibility of victory suddenly seemed a reality.

As the clock ticked over to the 90-minute mark, Aiden O'Brien was on hand to poke home the winner, completing the turnaround and sending one pocket of Gigg Lane into raptures.

Chris Taylor's double helped Millwall to another win over Bury in April 2016. The loanee gave Millwall the lead early on, with Steve Morison doubling the advantage just after the half-hour mark. Ryan Lowe got The Shakers back into it on the stroke of half-time, but Taylor notched seven minutes from time to give Neil Harris' outfit a vital win in their chase for a Play-Off place.

The current manager and his assistant were on target in October 2000 in a 4-0 victory. Harris scored twice in a game that also saw Lucas Neill hit the target, whilst the season before, the manager assisted with another strike in a 3-0 win - Paul Moody and Joe Dolan also hit the back of the net as The Lions chased promotion from Division Two.

With just four home games remaining this season, your support is as vital as ever as Millwall look to charge towards promotion to The Championship - purchase your ticket for Saturday's game by clicking here.

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