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Strevens hoping Bury memories can spur Blues to victory

BEN Strevens believes the memories of Wycombe’s last trip to Bury can be an inspiration this weekend.

Ben Strevens

BEN Strevens believes the memories of Wycombe’s last trip to Bury can be an inspiration this weekend.

Wanderers headed to Gigg Lane on the penultimate weekend of last season to face a Shakers side already promoted to League One and gunning for the title.

But they pulled off their best result of the season with a brace from Strevens helping them come from behind to set up their final day promotion win.

They return to Greater Manchester this Saturday, equally desperate for a win to keep them in the division.

And 31-year-old Strevens is hoping for a repeat of that performance and result against their relegation rivals before travelling to fellow strugglers Exeter on Tuesday night.

Gareth Ainsworth leads the Wycombe players at the final whistle at Bury
Gareth Ainsworth leads the Wycombe players at the final whistle at Bury

He said: “It is definitely the best moment I have had in a Wycombe shirt and I always seem to do well away at Bury. I am hoping I can stay in the team and get a goal.

“There are obviously good memories from last season. It is an away game we will be going into with fond memories and, hopefully, we can use that as motivation.”

Bury sit bottom of the League One form guide with no win in 10 games and no clean sheet in 17 attempts – a combination that has seen them slide towards the bottom four.

And a win for Wycombe on Saturday would move third-bottom Blues to within five points of the Shakers.

“Between now and the end of the season they are all massive games,” said Strevens. “If we want to stay in this division we have to go into the next two games trying to win them, but certainly not lose them.

“They are going to be a big few games – there is no getting away from that. It is getting down to that stage of the season and other teams are picking up results.

“We are doing fine at home. The task now is to sort out our away form and that will be key.”

 

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