Bury V Bristol Rovers at JD Stadium : Match Preview

14 February 2014 08:31
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Mayor back from ban

Bury midfielder Danny Mayor will hope to finally return from his suspension against Bristol Rovers following successive postponements for David Flitcroft's side.

Mayor has not played since January 11 when he was dismissed against Chesterfield and will now hope it is third time lucky for his comebacks after games against Torquay and Mansfield fell foul of the weather.

It means the Shakers will not have played for 11 days, which is at least good news for the slight hamstring injury Daniel Nardiello was nursing in their last contest, a 1-1 draw with Oxford.

On-loan full-back Frederic Veseli was also set to play in each of Bury's last two games despite dislocating a finger which prevented him from taking throw-ins against the U's.

Bristol Rovers defender Mark McChrystal could return.

The centre-back missed Tuesday night's 1-0 win over Cheltenham with a knee injury he sustained last weekend which saw him leave the Memorial Ground on crutches but returned to training on Thursday and looks set to declare himself available.

McChrystal's return would allow Tom Lockyer to step back into midfield but manager John Ward is likely to be without two regulars once more.

Striker Matt Harrold (knee) and midfielder Ollie Clarke (ankle) look set to miss out again as the Pirates look to build on Tuesday's morale-boosting victory over their local rivals.

Source: PA