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Bury cup test

7 January 2019

Club News

Bury cup test

7 January 2019

Stanley are back in action tomorrow night as they take on League Two promotion-chasers Bury at the Wham Stadium in the Checkatrade Trophy Round Three (KO 7.45pm).

The Reds face Ryan Lowe's side in the last 16 of the competition - the tie will be decided on the night with penalties if the sides are level after 90 minutes.

"I have known Ryan Lowe a long time, he is a good lad and I tried to sign him a couple of times but it never quite happened," said manager John Coleman.

"It will be a tough game, they had a terrific result against Mansfield in the last round. We will be taking it seriously."

Erico Sousa and Will Wood come into the squad after both being cup-tied for Saturday's Emirates FA Cup win over Ipswich.

It could mean more game time for Andy Mangan and Ben Richards-Everton who played against the Tractor Boys, with Stanley's squad stretched with the return of loanees to their parent clubs.

Coleman said: "Luke Charman has gone back to Newcastle, Connor Hall is back with Bolton and it's up in the air whether he will return with their embargo.

"We are keen to get Michael Ihiekwe back from Rotherham and we are waiting to find out.

"Mangy did well, he did a lot of running around and I was pleased he lasted 65 minutes, you know Mangy will always run his heart out for you.

"Ben did well as well and got an assist for the goal, it was a great header and we have had a chat with him prior to the game about doing more of that.

"He had a dip when he had a shoulder injury and I think it set him back more than we thought as he was flying at the start of last season. If he can get back to that he will be a really good player for us."

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