Kevin Blackwell pushes Bury to bounce back from defeat and steer season back on track with Scunthorpe win

By Mark Shales

Bury manager Kevin Blackwell hopes his side can bounce back from the weekend’s defeat when the Shakers face Scunthorpe tonight.

A win would see them climb out of the bottom four for the first time since the start of the September.

Bury have picked up ten points in their last five games – despite the loss to Colchester – and Blackwell is hoping for more of the same tonight.

“We have to keep having those three, four, five game unbeaten runs throughout the season,” he told BBC Radio Manchester.

“That’s all we’ve got to do and we know that.

“As long as we keep the defeats few and far between, we’ll be okay.”

The club will be boosted by loanees Dominic Poleon and Zac Thompson, who were due to return to Leeds this week, but both extended their stays at Gigg Lane until January.

The pair have scored four times for the Shakers since their arrival a month ago, despite Thompson missing three games for a red card.

Scunthorpe – under new boss Brian Laws – currently sit just two points ahead of Bury, and Blackwell is hoping to pick up three points.

“Every game is a big game, but it’s always nice to get results against the teams around you.

“It’s going to be an interesting time for Scunthorpe with a new manager.”

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