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MANAGER: We're going to play with a positive approach

John Sheridan ahead of the weekend trip to Bury

21 September 2018

Manager John Sheridan spoke to us about this weekend’s trip to Bury at his weekly pre-match press conference.

“They’re another good team who play good football,” he said. “They play in a decent way and they’ve started the season quite well. There’s a lot we can take from what we did in last weekend’s game into Saturday and, if we do, we’ll have a good chance of getting something.

“We’ve looked at what we think Bury will throw at us, and they do have a lot they do well, but we go there confident that we can get a result. The lads have done their work, they’re ready, and they’ve put the Tranmere game behind them.”

Speaking more about what we can expect to see from Bury, he commented: “Technically they have some very good players. You all know Nicky Adams, then there’s the likes of Danny Mayor and Jay O’Shea.

“These are players who if you stand off them, and allow them to do what they’re good at, they will give you problems. We respect that, but we’ll go there with the attitude that whoever we’re going to pick will get us the result we’re after.

“We’re not going there to sit back and try to nick something, we’re going to be positive and to take the game to them if we can.”

“It’s always a difficult place to play,” he continued. “They were in League One not so long ago, so they’ll be looking at getting back there as quickly as they can. I expect us to have quite a decent following, so I know we’ll be able to hear them getting behind us.

“Ryan Lowe is new to the management game, but he was an excellent striker. He did really well through his time at Bury and he’ll be wanting to carry that on. Like I’ve said many a time, it’s about what we do, whoever we’re up against, so we’ll go there to try to play our game.

“Both teams have players who have played for the other club at one point or another, and it can work that it adds something to their game individually. You can go there wanting to do well, depending on the reason you’ve been released, but I’m sure that both sets of lads who have played for either team will want to play well.”

With an update on the injury situation, he said: “Jerry Yates is fine after his dead leg, but Mike Jones and Danny Grainger are still with the physio.

“Mike has trained with us a bit today [Thursday] but, without being harsh, all I can do is concentrate on the players who are fit and available. Hopefully the other lads will be included in that soon.”

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