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14 November 2013

Manager on Saturday's game.

John Ward will be looking to extend his team’s unbeaten run when Bury visit the Memorial Stadium on Saturday.

The manager has taken a lot of positives from the last few games, and he hopes his team can bring them to this weekend’s performance.

He said: “We created and pushed on on Friday and were pretty strong, and we want to start pushing from the beginning now, and see if we can take games on.

“Hopefully we will be looking at our last game to give us a boost. An unbeaten run means the team go into a game with a belief they can win it and do well.

“If we can perform well together, that is the key for all team sports.

“We will look back at the three games and say yes we have done a lot of decent things, one or two things we want to improve upon, but sometimes when you have done well those criticisms can be taken on board a little easier.

“If we can push it forward again this weekend and extend that unbeaten run, it is a good time to do it with the five games in two weeks.”

The manager will be without Seanan Clucas, who is away on international duty, but he has John-Joe O’Toole and Will Packwood back in contention, after missing the cup game.

He will also have a selection decision to make up front after three of his strikers scored on Friday night.

He said: “Seanan is away on international duty, but we have John-Joe O’Toole and Will Packwood back, who missed the cup tie.

“It is good because I have not had that situation until now, but now we have one or two options to consider.

“You could see on Friday that we can now make substitutions that can change the game.

“We have got that available to us now, so it all adds up to us hopefully having a strong squad for the period of games that are now coming thick and fast – we have five in two weeks, and I am going to need those players. It is going to be a test for everyone.”

And despite Bury’s position in the league, the manager knows they will still prove to be a tough test.

He said: “Every game is a test, we have played well against teams at the top, but this league is like that – teams near the bottom can beat teams near the top.

“It is a very open league, anyone can beat anyone, you cannot take anything for granted.

“They have a very strong side of senior players, so we will give them a lot of respect. 

”They have got a new manager, so they will list themselves up to play for him.

“We have gone three games undefeated, and we want that to continue, and we want to try hard to win the game.”

For the full interview, visit Gas Player.

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