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Matchday 30 preview: Sky Bet League Two

25 January 2019

It is tight at both ends of the Sky Bet League Two table, and we have some cracking games in store for you on matchday 30.

Top two face off at Gigg Lane

The late kick-off in Sky Bet League Two on Saturday evening sees top-of-the-table Lincoln City take on second-placed Bury at Gigg Lane.

Both teams are in a solid run of form in the lead-up to this game with the Shakers winning four of their last five league games, and the Imps recording three out of five victories.

A win for the hosts could see them close the gap on the visitors to two points, and Bury fans will take confidence from the fact that they have won 11 of their 12 home games in the EFL against Lincoln.

Macclesfield to escape the drop zone?

Sol Campbell has brought a sense of calmness to Moss Rose since his arrival, which has seen his side pull themselves within one point of safety after seemingly looking down and out earlier on in the season.

The Silkmen have won their last two League Two games, starting with a 2-0 win away at Grimsby Town before following that up with a 2-1 win against Oldham Athletic on home soil.

They travel to 21st-placed Cheltenham Town on Saturday, looking to record their second win in six games against the Robins in the league - their last victory came in a 1-0 win in April 2011.

Stags to leapfrog the Shakers?

If Ryan Lowe’s Bury side weren’t already feeling the pressure ahead of their crunch game against league leaders Lincoln City, they could be under immense pressure if Mansfield Town pick up three points against Tranmere Rovers earlier in the day.

Should that happen, the Stags would overtake Bury into second place, but James Norwood and his Tranmere teammates will be hoping to put a dent in those plans.
The forward has scored more league goals than any other player in the top four tiers of English football this season.

Around the grounds

Carlisle United and Steven Pressley will be looking to continue on their rise up the League Two table; the Cumbrians face Port Vale at Vale Park on Saturday.

MK Dons have slipped out of the automatic promotion places in recent weeks, and they will be hoping to recapture their early-season form with a victory over mid-table Grimsby Town.

Forest Green hauled themselves into the Play-Off places with a 3-0 midweek victory over the Mariners and travel to Stevenage, looking to extend their unbeaten run against the Boro to four in the league.

Crewe Alexandra will be on the hunt for their third straight league win when they host Colchester United on Saturday; the last time they did that was in their final three games of the 2017/18 campaign.

Elsewhere, Exeter City face Cambridge United, Swindon town host Crawley Town and Morecambe travel to Northampton Town

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